Joe Burrow's father Jimmy says it was 'overwhelming' to meet former Heisman winners
The past few days have been special for not only Joe Burrow, but also for the LSU quarterback’s family.
Joe’s father Jimmy Burrow, a longtime defensive coordinator, appeared on Friday’s “The Paul Finebaum Show” to discuss the whirlwind week with his son picking up multiple awards at the College Football Awards and now in New York for the Heisman Trophy. Jimmy shared that for him, as a football fan, one of the most overwhelming experiences was meeting past Heisman Trophy winners he has long followed.
“But as a dad, this is certainly one of the most proud moments that I’ll ever experience, along with his mom, Robin. We’re just along for the ride. It’s a great ride,” Jimmy told Finebaum. “Lot of family here, meeting a lot of former Heismans. I grew up with some of the people I’m actually meeting here today: Coach (Steve) Spurrier today, Tony Dorsett, people like that, so it’s overwhelming for me — as a fan and a former coach and as a dad.”
Joe is expected to join Spurrier and Dorsett’s exclusive fraternity on Saturday night. He has long been considered the frontrunner and has collected multiple national Player of the Year honors this week.
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Joe Burrow’s Trophy Tour heads to NYC this weekend, and his family is taking it all in with him at every stop: pic.twitter.com/Gv8aRE0T8s
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) December 13, 2019