Joe Burrow named a finalist for national Player of the Year award
LSU QB Joe Burrow is among the five finalists for the Walter Camp Football Foundation 2019 Player of the Year award.
The 2019 Walter Camp Player of the Year award, which is voted on by the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced on Thursday, December 12 during the 6 p.m. edition of ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter.’
Ranked second in the nation in passing efficiency (203.0), Burrow has passed for 4,366 yards and 44 touchdowns for the second-ranked Tigers (12-0). He’s the first player in SEC history to throw for more than 4,000 yards and 40 TDs in a season.
Burrow has also broken numerous school records during his 2019 season for the ages. In 12 games, Burrow has completed a school-record 314 passes on a school-record 401 attempts. He’s thrown at least one TD pass in a school-record 16 consecutive games and he’s gone over the 300-yard mark in 12 of LSU’s last 15 contests, including six straight games – also a school-record. Burrow holds the LSU record for 300-yard passing games in a season (10) and career (12).
Joining Burrow as finalists for the Walter Camp award are Justin Fields (Ohio State, sophomore), Chuba Hubbard (Oklahoma State, sophomore) Jonathan Taylor (Wisconsin, junior) and Chase Young (Ohio State, junior).
Burrow is also a finalist for the Davey O’Brien and Maxwell awards, which will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN on Thursday, Dec. 12 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The presumed Heisman Trophy frontrunner could clean up in the postseason awards for the 2019 season.