Coming off of a strong freshman campaign, many people thought that Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson would step it up during the 2016 season. However, nobody could have expected the video game-esque statistics that "Action Jackson" has put up this year. As in 51 total touchdowns (30 passnig, 21 rushing), nearly 3,400 passing yards and another 1,500 on the ground. He finsihed the regular season top 10 in the nation in rushing and top 20 in passing.
With these gaudy numbers, Jackson helped lead Louisville to a 9-3 record and a season-high No. 3 ranking in the AP Top 25 (currently 13th in College Football Playoff rankings). These are all reasons why Jackson was named the recipient of this year's Heisman Trophy. But all you really need to do is see Jackson in action to understand why. Here are five of the best from "Action Jackson" this season.
5: Cannot Be Stopped
This 14-yard first quarter TD run against Florida State gave Louisville an early 14-0 lead at home. Jackson and the Cardinals were far from finished, however, making an early statement in the 63-20 beatdown of then No. 2-ranked Seminoles.
4: Picture Perfect
This beautiful throw to James Quick was reviewed several times before being upheld as one of Lamar's eight total touchdowns, all of them coming in the first half, in the 70-14 season-opening rout of Charlotte.
Aldready down 49-10, Florida State defenders esperately attempt to stop Jackson in the open field, but instead he puts the Seminoles on spin cycle to get into the end zone.
2: No Big Deal
Lamar Jackson looks cool and comfortable in the pocket as he delivers a razor-sharp throw to Jaylen Smith for the game-winning touchdown with just 13 seconds remaning against Virginia in Charolttesville.
1: The Hurdle
The one you've been waiting for. Jackson posterizes this poor Syracuse defender on his way to the end zone.