When the current football season began, the 19-year old was relatively unknown. But today, he’s become the youngest to win the Heisman Trophy… ever!
Although Louisville lost their season’s last two games, that wasn’t enough to prevent Jackson from capping his magnificent rise with the school’s first Heisman Trophy. He was able to achieve a total of 51 touchdowns and 4,928 yards for the season.
Jackson scooped the top prize by garnering 2,144 points to beat his closest challenger, Deshaun Watson, by a massive 620 points. Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield came a distant third by 361 points.
He joins 2012 winner Johnny Manziel as the only other Heisman winner to reach 3,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a single season.
That’s a fantastic achievement for a teen.
Jackson dedicated his win to his mother, a single parent who has single-handedly taken good care of him and always urged and encouraged him in his football progress, adding that the trophy was also “an award for all of us”, referring to his teammates.
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