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Jayden Daniels Becomes Second LSU Quarterback to Win Heisman Trophy

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by Paulina Isaac

December 12, 2023

Congratulations are in order for Jayden Daniels!

The Louisiana State University quarterback was recently honored by being awarded the Heisman Trophy. Daniels is now college football‘s most outstanding player, fresh off his senior season of leading the country’s best offensive program.

Daniels took first-place votes with 503 votes and 2,029 total points. Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. was second in the voting with 292 votes and 1,701 points, Oregon quarterback Bo Nix was third with 51 votes and 885 points, and Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. came in fourth with 20 votes and 352 points.

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“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 in his acceptance speech. “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, and 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 continued, “So what did I learn from all this? I learned how to block out the noise…that you can overcome any obstacle and just be humble, be legendary, and most importantly, you know, be joyful about what you do. And when you get knocked down, get back up, keep smiling, and never give up on your dreams.”

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Cover photo: Jayden Daniels/Photo credit: @thatkidjayden Instagram

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