Louisville's Lamar Jackson wins Heisman Trophy

    Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is the first Heisman Trophy winner from his university.

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    • Deshaun Watson came in second in Heisman voting
    • Jackson was the early front-runner but struggled down the stretch

    (CNN)Lamar Jackson, a sophomore quarterback at the University of Louisville, has won the Heisman Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in college football.

    Jackson, who amassed 4,928 yards of total offense and 51 total touchdowns, is youngest player ever and the first player from Louisville to win the Heisman.
      Wearing a school-color red coat with a black lapel, Jackson seemed a bit overwhelmed by winning.
      "Oh my God," he said several times.
      Among those he thanked were his teammates, saying the award was for all of them.
      "I can't wait to treasure this moment with all of you," he said. "I love you guys."
      Jackson told reporters he had a speech written but thanked his fellow players, coaches and mom from his heart.
      "For some reason when they called my name my chest started pumping and heart started racing real hard," he said.