The ACC named Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson it’s Player of the Year Wednesday, a move that didn’t come as a shock to anyone. The voting wasn’t particularly close either. Jackson earned 36 first place votes to Watson’s 6.
No one is denying that Jackson is a great player. He’s most dynamic in college football, yes. The best player in college football? No. Deshaun Watson takes that title in spades.
But somehow Watson only received five more votes for ACC POY than Tigers linebacker Ben Boulware.
Here’s the full breakdown:
- Lamar Jackson, Louisville 36
- Deshaun Watson, Clemson 5
- Dalvin Cook, Florida State 3
- James Conner, Pitt 3
- Ben Boulware, Clemson 1