Joe Burrow had an incredible season for the LSU Tigers that culminated with a Heisman Trophy.
He denied the Oklahoma Sooners the opportunity to boast three Heisman Trophy winners in a row after quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray won the award in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Burrow won the Heisman Trophy by a record margin. He received the highest percentage of first-place votes ever, the highest percentage of possible points, and the highest percentage of ballots named.
Much like his historic margin of Heisman victory, Burrow delivered a historic speech. He discussed his path, which included his time at Ohio State. He gave credit to his LSU teammates. He thanked Ed Orgeron. He recognized how privileged he is to excel coming from an area of Ohio that is impoverished.
After beginning his college career at Ohio State, Burrow transferred to LSU as a graduate student with two years of eligibility remaining ahead of the 2018 season.
His first year with the Tigers was good but nothing like what we saw in 2019. He finished the 2018 season with 2,894 yards passing, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. Then LSU overhauled its offensive philosophy, and Burrow took off. His 48 touchdowns on the season are not only an LSU school record but an SEC record, as are his 4,715 passing yards.
Props to Burrow for joining the most exclusive group in sports. He’s absolutely earned his spot.
Courtesy of the source JASON CORDNER