LSU quarterback Daniels wins Heisman Trophy

Paolo Uggetti, ESPNDec 9, 2023, 09:03 PM ET

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For the second year in a row and the fifth time in the past seven years, a transfer quarterback has won the Heisman Trophy.

LSU‘s Jayden Daniels, who began his college career at Arizona State before transferring to Baton Rouge in 2022, won the sport’s most prestigious individual award Saturday night after accounting for 4,946 yards of offense (3,812 passing yards, 1,134 rushing yards) and 50 total touchdowns this season.

Daniels received 503 first-place votes and 2,029 total points to beat out two fellow transfer quarterbacks in Washington‘s Michael Penix Jr. (292 first place, 1,701 total) and Oregon ‘s Bo Nix (51 first place, 885 total), as well as Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (20 first place, 352 total) in a ceremony held at Lincoln Center in New York City. Florida State‘s Jordan Travis placed fifth after receiving eight first-place votes for 85 total points.

PLAYER1STTOTALJayden Daniels, LSU5032,029Michael Penix Jr., Wash.2921,701Bo Nix, Oregon51885Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio St.20352Jordan Travis, Florida St.885Jalen Milroe, Alabama473Ollie Gordon II, Okla. St.131Cody Schrader, Missouri129Blake Corum, Michigan328J.J. McCarthy, Michigan121

Daniels’ 328-point margin of victory over Penix marked the closest Heisman voting since 2018, when Oklahoma‘s Kyler Murray won with



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