Joe Burrow overcome with emotion when thanking Ed Orgeron in acceptance speech
Joe Burrow was overcome with emotion Saturday night after winning the 2019 Heisman Trophy.
It took the LSU quarterback a few minutes to collect himself, but he properly thanked his offensive line first. Then, he moved to the weapons around him in his receiving corps and his backfield. He later thanked his family, and he held it all together pretty well while doing so.
Then, Joe Burrow got to Ed Orgeron, and the Tigers quarterback was visibly emotional.
“Coach O, you have no idea what you mean to my family,” Burrow said. “I didn’t play for three years. You took a chance on me not knowing if I could play or not. I’m forever grateful for you. … I sure hope they give him a lifetime contract.”
Check out a portion of Burrow’s Heisman Trophy speech below:
Joe Burrow and his ode to Coach Orgeron and Coach O tightening up…all the feels, man. That’s the gold standard for the Heisman, hell, any acceptance speech. pic.twitter.com/lZgvknm6zK
— Aslan Hajivandi (@AslanHodges) December 15, 2019
Burrow beat out Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and Ohio State defensive lineman Chase Young for the award. Burrow won in a remarkable record-breaking landslide.