Lamar Jackson named ACC Player of the Year

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The ACC just announced that Lamar Jackson has been named the conference Player of the Year. From the release:

The Pompano Beach, Florida, native shattered Louisville’s single-season record for rushing yards in a season, and his eight 100-yard rushing games also broke a school record. As a passer, Jackson has thrown for 3,390 yards and 30 touchdowns, including 417 yards in a win on the road at Marshall on September 24.  He amassed an amazing ACC-record 610 total yards in a win over Syracuse, a game in which he came within one rushing yard of becoming the first player in FBS history to throw for 400 yards and rush for 200 yards in the same game.

Jackson, who led the Cardinals to nine wins a share of the ACC Atlantic Division championship,  was named the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week on three occasions and was honored three times as the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Back of the Week.

Jackson paced the overall ACC Player of the Year balloting with 36 votes. Clemson junior quarterback Deshaun Watson – the 2015 ACC Player of the Year – placed second with five votes. Florida State junior running back Dalvin Cook and Pitt redshirt junior running back James Conner – the 2014 ACC Player of the Year – collected three votes apiece, and Clemson senior linebacker Ben Boulware received one.

The ACC Offensive Player of the Year balloting was similar, as Jackson led with 36 votes, followed by Watson with six and Cook and Conner with three each.

ACSMA 2016 ACC PLAYER OF THE YEAR VOTING

2016 ACC Player of the Year

Lamar Jackson, Louisville 36

Deshaun Watson, Clemson 5

Dalvin Cook, Florida State 3

James Conner, Pitt 3

Ben Boulware, Clemson 1

ACC Offensive Player of the Year

Lamar Jackson, Louisville 36

Deshaun Watson Clemson 6

Dalvin Cook, Florida State 3

James Conner, Pitt 3

ACC Defensive Player of the Year

DeMarcus Walker, Florida State 23

Ejuan Price, Pitt 9

Ben Boulware, Clemson 5

Harold Landry, Boston College 4

Christian Wilkins, Clemson 3

Woody Baron, Virginia Tech 2

Devonte Fields, Louisville 1

Micah Kiser, Virginia 1

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