December 2016: Lamar Jackson Wins Heisman Trophy

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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Lamar Jackson Wins Heisman Trophy
Image of Lamar Jackson with 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

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