UofL FOOTBALL | Taking a Look Back at Lamar Jackson's Heisman Victory

12/12/2016 06:44 PM

Louisville sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson took home the 2016 Heisman Trophy Saturday night in New York City.

With the victory, Jackson became the youngest-ever winner of the Heisman, and the first-ever winner of the award from the Louisville football program.

Jackson beat out Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook and Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers for the award.

The Cards’ signal-caller finished first in voting across each of the Heisman’s six voting regions.

Plenty of people in NYC during the weekend were singing Jackson’s praises.

Head coach Bobby Petrino talked about how much Jackson has grown as a football player this year, while other Heisman finalists were in awe of some of Jackson’s plays on the field this season:

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