Heisman Trophy favorite Joe Burrow will arrive in New York for Saturday’s ceremony with a few new lines on his résumé.
The LSU quarterback was honored Thursday at the 2019 Home Depot College Football Awards with the Maxwell and Davey O’Brien awards, given to the best overall player and best quarterback in college football, respectively.
In both cases, he beat out a pair of fellow Heisman finalists to win. Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was a finalist for the Maxwell and O’Brien, while Ohio State defensive end Chase Young (Maxwell) and Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (O’Brien) were finalists for the respective honors.
Before the show began, Burrow was also named the Walter Camp Player of the Year, and earlier in the day the Associated Press named him its player of the year.
Here are the other individual awards whose winners were announced Thursday night during the show:
Chuck Bednarik Award: Ohio State’s Young was named the best defensive player in college football. The Heisman finalist leads the nation with 16.5 sacks and was honored ahead of Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons and Auburn’s Brown.