Louisville QB Lamar Jackson is a finalist for two of the major college football awards that will be given on Dec. 8

University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has been named a finalist for two of the top awards in college football.

University of Louisville sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson is the finalist for two of college football's most prestigious awards.

Jackson, the favorite for the Heisman Trophy, was named a finalist for the Maxwell Award - the nation's top player - and the Davey O'Brein Award - the nation's best quarterback - on Monday afternoon.

Both awards will be announced on Dec. 8 at the ESPN College Football Awards Show in Atlanta.

Jackson has tied the ACC record for most touchdowns responsible in a season with 47. He has passes for 3,109 yards and 28 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,367 yards and 19 TDs.

He needs 63 yards rushing to break the school's all-time single-season rushing record.

Last week, Jackson was listed at 1-50 odds to win the Heisman Trophy. But now the odds for that award have been taken off the board in Las Vegas and the reason according to a release from Bovada was because the odds are "astronomical in favor of Lamar Jackson."


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