LSU’s Jayden Daniels wins Heisman Trophy

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LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels was named the recipient of the Heisman Trophy in New York City on Saturday.

The award given to the most outstanding player in college football in its 89th year, Daniels led the NCAA with 40 passing touchdowns and a 208.01 passing efficiency rating.

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Daniels and LSU went 9-3 this season. The fifth-year quarterback had at least 219 passing yards and a touchdown in all 12 games.

Daniels had 3,812 passing yards this season, third-most in college football and 1,134 rushing yards, the most by any quarterback and No. 22-most among ball-carriers this year.

Daniels was responsible for 50 touchdowns this season.

Some of Daniels’ standout moments from this season include his eight-touchdown performance, six passing and two rushing, against Georgia State in Week 12 and his five passing scores against Grambling State.

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Also, in Week 11, Daniels became the first player in Football Bowl Subdivision history to both pass for at least 350 yards and rush for 250 when he threw for 372 yards and ran for 234 more against Florida.

Daniels became the third player from LSU to win the Heisman, joining Billy Cannon in 1959 and Joe Burrow in 2019.

The Heisman voting resulted in its closest finish since 2018, according to ESPN, and fellow finalists Washington’s Michael Penix Jr., Oregon’s Bo Nix and Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr. rounded out the top-four in the voting.