“I want to thank my O-line first,” Burrow said through tears. “Those guys are unbelievable, I couldn’t have done it without them.”
Burrow led the nation with 48 touchdown passes and set an NCAA record in completion percentage (77.9). He also became the first player in SEC history to throw for more than 4,000 yards and 40 touchdown passes in a single season.
“My journey, I wouldn’t have traded it for anything in the world,” Burrow said.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees congratulated Burrow in a video on Twitter.
“Just want to congratulate you on winning the Heisman, so well-deserved, such a phenomenal season,” Brees said. “It was so much fun to watch. You deserve it and you enjoy it.”
Mathieu, now with the Kansas City Chiefs, took to Twitter to congratulate his fellow LSU alumnus.
“Congrats Joe!!!” Mathieu tweeted.
The Heisman Memorial Trophy is named in honor of longtime college football coach John W. Heisman, who was also the athletic director of the New York Downtown Athletic Club.