LSU’s Joe Burrow named Heisman Trophy finalist

College Sports

The Athens, Ohio native who transferred to LSU for a chance to play will soon head to New York City as Louisiana’s adopted son and one of college football’s best.

Joe Burrow was officially named a Heisman Trophy finalist Monday evening. The senior quarterback has thrown for 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns this fall while leading LSU (13-0) to the SEC Championship and number one ranking in the college football playoff.

Ohio State’s duo of quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young will join Burrow in New York. Jalen Hurts from Oklahoma will join them as well. The Heisman Trophy presentation begins Saturday night at 7:00 central time.

The LA Geaux Nation crew will begin reports from New York Thursday night and will have a special broadcast before the presentation on both FOX 44 and NBC Local 33.

LSU has just one Heisman Trophy winner in its storied history with tailback Billy Cannon taking the nation’s most outstanding player award following the 1959 season.

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