Lamar Jackson starts off his awards week in Atlanta at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show; will finish in New York City

ATLANTA - University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has started his awards week at the College Football Hall of Fame. He met with the media on Wednesday night and will be part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday night.

It's a big week for Lamar Jackson.

On Monday, Jackson became the first finalist for the Heisman Trophy from the University of Louisville and on Wednesday he was swarmed by media on the second floor of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Jackson is favored to win the Maxwell Award and the Davey O'Brein Award at ESPN's Home Depot College Football Awards show on Thursday and then he will head on Friday to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

The record-setting Jackson said "it hasn't sunk in yet," that he could win the Heisman Trophy.

"I'm just having fun," Jackson said. "I try not to think too much about it and try not to let it get too me too much. I'm just trying to have fun and enjoy myself. It really hasn't all sunk in yet."

Jackson said he knows what he's wearing for the Saturday night ceremony in New York but he's not telling.

"I'm going to keep that to myself for now," he said with a laugh. "I'm going casual."

Jackson ended the regular season with 3,390 passing yards, 1,538 rushing yards and 51 total touchdowns. The last two quarterbacks to account for at least 20 touchdowns through the air and on the ground were Tim Tebow and Cam Newton, who both took home the Heisman.

He set an ACC record for total touchdowns and has rewritten the U of L record books.

"It's been fun," Jackson said. "It's been a lot of fun and I still have two more years left."


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