LSU quarterback Joe Burrow wins Heisman Trophy

Joe Burrow has become Louisiana State University’s second Heisman winner.The LSU quarterback, a senior, won the award Saturday, beating out Ohio State and Oklahoma quarterbacks Justin Fields and Jalen Hurts and Ohio State defensive lineman Chase Young.Burrow transferred last year to LSU from Ohio State, where he was a sparingly used reserve.But his 4,715 passing yards and nation-leading 48 touchdown passes are Southeastern Conference records. He has had five TD passes in a game three times and has thrown for 300 yards or more in a school-record seven straight games. He is the most accurate passer in the country, at 77.9%, and has thrown just six interceptions.Burrow received 2,608 points and 841 first-place votes, a record 90.7 percent of all the first-place votes available. Hurts was second with 762 points. Fields was third and Young was fourth.LSU’s first Heisman winner was Billy Cannon in 1959.

Joe Burrow has become Louisiana State University’s second Heisman winner.

The LSU quarterback, a senior, won the award Saturday, beating out Ohio State and Oklahoma quarterbacks Justin Fields and Jalen Hurts and Ohio State defensive lineman Chase Young.

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Burrow transferred last year to LSU from Ohio State, where he was a sparingly used reserve.

But his 4,715 passing yards and nation-leading 48 touchdown passes are Southeastern Conference records. He has had five TD passes in a game three times and has thrown for 300 yards or more in a school-record seven straight games. He is the most accurate passer in the country, at 77.9%, and has thrown just six interceptions.

Burrow received 2,608 points and 841 first-place votes, a record 90.7 percent of all the first-place votes available. Hurts was second with 762 points. Fields was third and Young was fourth.

LSU’s first Heisman winner was Billy Cannon in 1959.