The 6-foot-3, 205-pound sophomore made history as the first player from Louisville to win the trophy and the youngest ever at 19 years, 352 days. Although his team lost its last two regular season games, Jackson set an ACC record with 51 total touchdowns this year.
Even among other Heisman winners, Jackson is in elite company.
Despite some late season struggles, Jackson’s all-but-unheralded performance before November was so singularly spectacular that he ran away with the vote, winning by the sixth-largest margin in Heisman history.
He beat out preseason favorite Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, as well as Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook.