Lamar Jackson has a lot on his plate at the moment. Finals just took place, he is currently in New York enjoying being a finalist for the Heisman for the second year in a row, preparing for Mississippi State in the TaxSlayer Bowl. Yet, we live in a world that is always looking ahead, so people are ready to find out if Lamar will be playing on Saturday or Sundays next year.
Lamar Jackson, whenever a cardinal fan hears, reads or sees his name, their faces light up. Rightfully so. Lamar is currently in New York preparing for the Heisman ceremony, hoping to become only the second person to ever win the Heisman twice. Throughout all of his interviews, one thing has remained constant in the craziness, the love he has for his teammates and coaches. Not only is Lamar a once in a lifetime player, he is a once in a lifetime young man. No matter what the voters decide, I want Lamar on my team, every day, all day.
Press release from the University of Louisville athletics:
“I’m honored to be chosen as a finalist with these two outstanding players. They both had great seasons and deserve this tremendous honor. I want to thank all my teammates and coaches for achieving this honor together.”
Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville’s Lamar Jackson is seeking to become the second player in college football history to win consecutive Heisman Trophy awards.
The junior was named on Monday night during ESPN’S Monday Night Countdown as one of the three finalists for college football’s most prestigious honor, the Heisman Trophy Trust announced.
Our friends at the ACC Digital Network put together the 5 best plays of November that came out of ACC football. All 5 of them were spectacular but number one is the catch heard around the world. Lamar to Jaylen that earned a spot on SportsCenter Top 10! Take a look below.
Lamar Jackson demands respect of every opponent he faces and reminds them why, week in and week out. Not only does he handle himself well on the field, that behavior transpires off the field as well. He is quite simply, the best.
It was announced today that Lamar Jackson will be on SportsCenter tonight at 6:30. Be sure to check it out!
Press release from the University of Louisville:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Adding to his list of potential hardware for a standout junior season, University of Louisville quarterback has been named one of the 11 finalists for the Manning Award.
On Wednesday, Jackson became the first player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to be named the league’s Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year in consecutive seasons.
With one more game left in his Cardinal career (probably), Lamar Jackson has done more in those 3 years than most do in 4. He has shattered record after record, and has time to put his final stamp on an outstanding collegiate career.
Press Release from the University of Louisville:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has been named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week for the third time this season after his performance in the Cardinals’ 44-17 win over Kentucky this past weekend.
Press Release from the University of Louisville:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and wide receiver Jaylen Smith were selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s first team, highlighting seven Cardinals named to the league’s postseason awards list on Monday in a vote by the league’s head coaches and media members.
Wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick, offensive tackle Geron Christian, placekicker Blanton Creque, and cornerbacks Jaire Alexander and Trumaine Washington were named honorable mention recipients.
We are guaranteed to have Lamar for two more games, that is it. While the future is still unknown, we need to soak in the magic of Lamar Jackson as much as we can. ACC Digital Network put together a great highlight reel from this season.
Lamar is continuing to get the respect he deserves. He has now moved into third according to Sportscenter while Saquon Barkley has moved into fourth. While we all know that Jackson is everything the Heisman represents and that he should be the favorite, we are happy to see the jump.
Lamar has posted better numbers this year than he did last year, when he actually won the Heisman Trophy and is the youngest player ever to do so. Yet this year, he is fourth in voting with his only hope of winning being some type sort of miracle. David Hale with ESPN dives into the mystery a little deeper.
Lamar Jackson is the best player in college football. Hands down. He leads the country in offense, and as UofL Football’s twitter points out, it is not even close. #LamarForHeisman
He’s backkkkkk. After somehow falling from the rankings for a few weeks, Lamar Jackson has made his rightful return to the Heisman rankings. With just a few more weeks left to play, it will be interesting to see where the reigning Heisman winner lands.
Lamar Jackson became the first player ever in college football to record 3,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in back to back seasons. Check out his highlights from the win against Virginia.
Lamar Jackson and Baker Mayfield could break a 50 year streak this December. If they both finish in the top 3, it will be the first time in 50 years that two candidates finished in the top 3, back to back years. There’s still a lot of football to be played to see how this will play out.
Paul Myerberg with USA Today Sports has taken notice to the insane numbers Lamar has put up thus far in the 2017 campaign. He knows that Lamar is better than last year, and argues that the Cardinal’s record should not be a deterrent to Lamar receiving Heisman votes