LSU QB Joe Burrow wins Heisman Trophy in landslide vote

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 07: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers warms up before the SEC Championship game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) – LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy in a record landslide vote, becoming the first Tigers’ player to take home college football’s most prestigious award in 60 years.

Burrow received 2,608 points and 841 first-place votes. Burrow broke Heisman records for percentage of first-place votes received, percentage of total points received and margin of victory.

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was second with 762 points. Burrow transferred to LSU from Ohio State last season where he was a sparingly used reserve. After finishing strong in 2018, he broke out this season, setting a Southeastern Conference record with 48 touchdown passes and leading top-ranked LSU to its first College Football Playoff appearance.

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