JACKSON VOTED PLAYER OF THE YEAR
louisville, ky.» For someone who is not completely comfortable in the spotlight, Lamar Jackson has come to embrace it all.
But after a week of awards shows, interviews and photo opportunities, the Louisville sophomore quarterback is hungry to just get back to the place that made him the most decorated college football player of the year.
“It feels like I haven’t played football in a year, I’ve been away so long,” Jackson said. “I can’t wait to get back out there, put on those pads and grind.”
Jackson returns to Louisville as The Associated Press college football player of the year, the latest addition to his haul of postseason awards.
The youngest Heisman Trophy winner received 42 of 61 first-place votes from AP’s panel of media voters. Jackson received 153 points overall, more than twice that of Clemson quarterback and runner-up Deshaun Watson (73).
CU safety honored
B boulder» University of Colorado senior safety Tedric Thompson was named a second-team All-American by CBS Sports.