December 2016: Lamar Jackson Wins Heisman Trophy
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of December 2016.
1. Oakland Warehouse Fire Kills Dozens 2. Army Corps of Engineers Announces Pipeline Stoppage 3. Judge Announces Mistrial in Michael Slager Case 4. Supreme Court Rules in Samsung's Favor 5. Astronaut John Glenn Dies 6. Lamar Jackson Wins Heisman Trophy 7. Feds Raise Interest Rates 8. Yahoo Announces Another Hack 9. Dylann Roof Found Guilty 10. Heimlich Maneuver's Henry Heimlich Dies 11. Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies
- Lamar Jackson Wins Heisman Trophy
- On Dec. 10, 2016, the University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson wins the Heisman Trophy. This is the first Heisman Trophy for the Kentucky-based university. The award goes to the collegiate football player who exemplifies outstanding athletic capabilities and the pursuit of excellence and integrity. This past season Jackson had a remarkable 51 touchdowns and 4,928 total yards—the best season the university has ever seen. Jackson had this to say: "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."
- Photo source: AP Photo/Julie Jacobson