Louisville football: Lamar Jackson named ACC Player of the Year

The ACC announced Wednesday that Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has been named the conference’s Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Jackson, who won the Heisman Trophy last year, has racked up even more yardage during this year’s regular season. He leads the country in total offense, averaging 411 yards per game. Jackson is also on pace to set ACC single-season and career records for total yards per game as well as the record for total yards in a season, which he previously set last year.

Jackson is the first player in FBS history to throw for more than 3,000 and rush for more than 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons. He is also currently tied for second in ACC history with former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson in total touchdowns scored during his career with 116.

Earlier Wednesday, Jackson was also named one of five finalists for the Walter Camp National Player of the Year award, which he won last season.

Jackson received 51 of 59 possible votes for the ACC Player of the Year honor. He received 57 of 59 votes for the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year.

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