ACC commissioner John Swofford lauds Lamar Jackson, says his impact 'immeasurable' and calls him 'terrific'

ACC commissioner John Swofford lauds Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, says his impact 'immeasurable' and calls him 'terrific.' Jackson will lead Louisville against Virginia on Saturday at noon.

University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has taken the college football world by storm this season, compiling 34 total touchdowns through the first seven games of the season.

Jackson is now the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy and has been getting a heaping of praise from scouts, other coaches, players and media members from all over the country.

This week, Cardinal Authority checked in with ACC Commissioner John Swofford and asked him to weigh in on the start by Jackson and what he means to not only the U of L football program but to the ACC.

"A lot," Swofford said with a laugh. "Really, there's no way to measure it. It's very, very impactful."

Swofford then called it "immeasurable" and called the exposure Jackson has been getting "really unbelievable."

"It's terrific for him, it's terrific for the University of Louisville and it's terrific for the ACC," Swofford said. "It's great to see because you just don't see a player very often that comes along and has the impact that he's having on college football.

"He's a really special young man and a really special player."

Jackson has put up special numbers.

The sophomore ranks third in the ACC with 2,161 passing yards and leads the league - and is No. 8 nationally - with 908 rushing yards. He’s first in total yardage by more than 73 yards of the next closest player and has 34 total touchdowns.

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