USC wideout/corner Adoree Jackson is one of the best athletes in the country, but he’s flown somewhat under the radar this year because of big-name Heisman contenders like Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, and J.T. Barrett. Not anymore.
Jackson had a monster game in USC’s 45-27 win over Notre Dame Saturday. Jackson scored on a 55-yard punt return, 52-yard swing pass, and a 97-yard kick return. (At that point, why are you letting this guy get the ball, Notre Dame?) The kick return featured one of the wildest hurdles you’ll see on a football field.
Adoree Jackson....AGAIN— Jack McGuire (@TailgateHeisman) November 26, 2016
(check the Heisman pose at the end) pic.twitter.com/YEoI7GRXm1
At the end of the run-back, Jackson struck the Heisman pose. Certainly, if he wasn’t in contention for the hallowed award before Saturday, he is now.
Adoree Jackson for Heisman. Seriously.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 26, 2016
Wow!!!!! This dude is amazing!!!! Punt Return, Kick Return, Receiving TD, Adoree Jackson is the man yo!!!! #SC— Ronnel Ramsey (@RealtorRamseyLA) November 26, 2016
Jackson’s big day came while another Jackson, Lamar Jackson of Louisville, struggled. Lamar Jackson also struck the Heisman pose after a touchdown, but his Cardinals were upset by Kentucky.
Lamar Jackson is the first Heisman candidate to strike the Heisman pose against Kentucky....then have 4 turnovers and lose.— Jimmy Larsen (@Fashir) November 26, 2016
A number of fans thought Lamar Jackson was a sure thing early in the year, but his recent struggles have cast doubt around his candidacy.
No doubt Lamar Jackson left the Heisman door open. But this year simply lacks a clear No. 2. Hard to see a scenario where he doesn't win.— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) November 27, 2016
Voters still like Lamar Jackson's chances to win 2016 Heisman despite his struggles with Houston & Kentucky. https://t.co/onLqoQDEfc— rickbozich (@rickbozich) November 26, 2016
We’ll find out who wins the award Dec. 10.
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