For the second consecutive year Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has been named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, which is given annually to the best player in college football. The Maxwell Award is just one of the multiple trophies Jackson won during his sophomore season.

Lamar will have to beat out some really good players to be a back-to-back Maxwell award winner, but he’s certainly got a good chance, considering he leads the country in total offense per game with a 426-yard average.

In nine games this season, Jackson has completed 197-of-326 passes for 2,808 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also has rushed for 1,029 yards and 14 touchdowns.

The next round of voting for the Maxwell Award begins Tuesday and will close Nov. 19. Three finalists will be announced Nov. 20.

JD Coffey

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