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The Heisman Trophy Goes to Most Deserving Contender Yet

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    The 2016 Heisman Trophy has gone to Louisville quarterback, Lamar Jackson. This is the very first Heisman to go to the Louisville Cardinals. Jackson capped of his incredible season with a total of 51 touchdowns and 4,928 total yards. That really is remarkable.

    Jackson had this to say, as he wore a Louisville-red suite, "To be able to stand up here with all the former winners, I'm extremely proud to represent this class and Louisville as their first Heisman Trophy winner. For my teammates, it's an award for all of us. I can't wait to cherish it with all of you."

    To be completely honest, the Heisman has never really been a huge deal to me. Though it's always nice to see credit given where it's due. But in Jackson's case, it was really great to see him win the infamous trophy. With a season like that, who could argue that anyone else should have taken it.

    Congrats, Jackson. You earned it.

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    Oh yeah, very well deserved. Was certainly my favorite player to watch all year.

    Cool vid.

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    Out of curiosity (or really for the conversation of it), are these numbers anywhere close to the norm? And I mean specifically for the Heisman winners.
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    PowerPlay Wrote: Out of curiosity (or really for the conversation of it), are these numbers anywhere close to the norm? And I mean specifically for the Heisman winners.

    Good question. For 2016, Lamar had:

    PASSING: 30 passing tds, 9 ints, 3390 yards, 57.6% completion and 153.3 rating.
    RUSHING: 21 rushing tds, 1538 yards, 6.6 avg.

    Far as I know, Jackson is the only qb to win the Heisman that had at least 3,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards.

    For total offense, that's where he shined. Only Ty Detmer in 1990 ever had more. 5,022 vs 4,928. So Lamar had the 2nd most all time total offense numbers, for Heisman winners. I imagine his TD numbers where tops or right up there too.