UofL FOOTBALL | Jackson Named Semifinalist For National Award

11/07/2017 01:29 PM

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has been named one of 16 semifinalists for the 2017 Davey O’Brien Award.

The Davey O’Brien Award recognizes the nation’s top quarterback.

UofL’s Jackson is having another impressive season statistically.

He leads the country in total offense per game, averaging 426.3 yards per contest.

So far this season, Jackson has accounted for 3,837 yards of total offense, along with 32 touchdowns. Through the air, Jackson has thrown for 2,808 yards and 18 touchdowns. Meanwhile, on the ground, Jackson has rushed for 1,029 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Jackson will be hoping to add to those stats this Saturday when his Cardinals host Virginia at 3:30 p.m. ET inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

The 2017 Davey O’Brien Award winner will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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