UofL FOOTBALL | Lamar Jackson Wins Another Award

02/02/2017 01:44 PM

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson was named the 2016 Lexington Herald-Leader’s Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year on Wednesday night.

Jackson was announced as the winner during the Bluegrass Sports Awards in Lexington.

It’s another honor Jackson can now put on his resume. Jackson has received numerous accolades for his play on the field during the 2016 season.

He was named UofL’s first-ever Heisman Trophy winner, in addition to taking home the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award.

Last season, Jackson became the first player in FBS history to have more than 3,300 passing yards and 1,500 rush yards in a single season. He was responsible for 51 touchdowns.

157 current and former members of the Kentucky sports media voted on the KY Sports Figure of the Year Award this year. The final vote totals looked like this:

1. Lamar Jackson (114) – 1,680 Points
2. Tyler Ulis (3) – 639 Points
3. Whitney Creech (14) – 601 Points
4. Karl-Anthony Towns (2) – 435 Points
5. Kendra Harrison (3) – 423 Points
6. Kelsi Worrell (1) – 420 Points
7. Mark Stoops (4) – 402 Points
8. Jeff Brohm – 348 Points
9. Erin Boley (1) – 223 Points
10. Adam Duvall (1) – 214 Points

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 and anytime with Spectrum On Demand. 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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