Louisiana State University Quarterback Jayden Daniels Wins Heisman Trophy

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LSU Quarterback Jayden Daniels capped off a standout season with the Tigers by winning College Football’s Most Prestigious Award.

Daniels, who began his college career at Arizona State before transferring to LSU in 2022, earned the coveted Heisman Memorial Trophy Saturday night. He is the third LSU player to ever win the Heisman after Joe Burrow in 2019 and Billy Cannon in 1959.

Daniels received 503 first-place votes and 2,029 total points, to win the honor of this year’s most outstanding player.

“Thank you. This is a dream come true. I want to first give thanks to God, for all the glory. He’s my rock, my savior. He blessed me with the talents and ability to get here, all the special people here to develop these skills,” he said in his acceptance speech. “To Bo, Mike, Marvin… you guys are amazing. I enjoy watching you all, but the competition is never over. I look forward to seeing you guys on Sundays.”

Daniels, who led the country in total yards, total touchdowns, passing touchdowns, and rushing yards for a quarterback, thanked his teammates for their support.
The Heisman Trophy is the cherry on top of Daniels’ award-filled season. In addition to taking home the Davey O’Brien Award, he was named the Associated Press College Football Player of the Year and the Walter Camp Player of the Year.

“Being a college athlete and winning this award has been a dream come true. I want to dedicate this award to every boy and girl who has a dream or faith, with hard work you never know what’s possible,” Daniels said.

“They said I was too skinny, so I had to wait. Then they said, I relied on my legs a little bit too much, so I went to work, completed all those passes, had the season I had. They said I was too quiet, so I became more vocal. I stepped out of my comfort zone and now I’m here today.”

Daniels and the Tigers will take to the field together one more time this season to play Wisconsin in the 2024 Reliaquest Bowl on January 1st.

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