NEW YORK -- Lamar Jackson was trying to remember the last time he cried. He was pretty sure it involved losing a little league football game.On Saturday night, Louisvilles spectacular sophomore quarterback found out winning can get a guy choked up, too.Jackson became the first Louisville player to win the Heisman Trophy, beating out preseason favorite Deshaun Watson of Clemson despite some late-season struggles.Watson, who finished third last season, was a distant second. Baker Mayfield finished third and Oklahoma teammate and fellow finalist Dede Westbrook was fourth. Michigans Jabrill Peppers was fifth.Jackson, wearing a red velvet blazer with shiny black lapels and a black bow tie, said he could feel his heart pounding in his chest right before his name was announced. He barely held it together while giving his acceptance speech, with the former Heisman winners standing behind him on stage.I almost cried, Jackson said. I never get emotional, but to have my name called and see all those great players ...Early in the season, Jackson leapt over a loaded field of Heisman contenders that included five of the top seven vote-getters from 2015 to become the front-runner. By the time he slowed down nobody could catch him.Jackson accounted for 51 touchdowns and averaged 410 yards per game in total offense in his first season as Louisvilles full-time starter.He surpassed everything I thought he could do, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said.Jackson ultimately won the Heisman going away, with 2,144 points to Watsons 1,524. By percentage of possible points received, Jacksons victory was the seventh largest in Heisman history. He also became the youngest winner at 19 years, 337 days, a few days younger than 2013 winner Jameis Winston of Florida State.Jackson credited his mother, Felicia Jones, and said the trophy will go anywhere she decides to put it. Jones raised Jackson as a single mom and would put on football pads to help her son work on his game when he was a kid.Everything I do is for my mother, Jackson said.Jackson is the first Heisman winner to play on a team that lost its last two games of the regular season since Tim Brown of Notre Dame in 1987. Hes the first to enter the postseason without a chance to win the national title since Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M in 2012.No matter. Jackson did so much before November it was difficult to deny him the award because of a couple of missteps at the end .He provided a signature moment against Syracuse , hurdling a defender on his way into the end zone, and then played his best against Louisvilles toughest competition.In a romp over Florida State and a close loss at Clemson , Jackson threw for 511 yards, ran for 308 and accounted for eight touchdowns. After ripping apart Florida State in September, he earned the stamp of approval from his idol, former Virginia Tech and NFL star Mike Vick.Each and every game should be a Heisman moment, Jackson said.Jackson left that Oct. 1 game in Death Valley as a threat to run away with the Heisman, but losses to Houston and Kentucky, when he committed four turnovers, in late November provided an opportunity for others to sway voters.Watson made the biggest surge, but fell way short.Jackson continues a recent trend of breakout stars winning the Heisman. He is the sixth player to win the award as either a redshirt freshman or sophomore, all since 2007, joining Manziel (redshirt freshman), Winston (redshirt freshman), Mark Ingram (sophomore), Sam Bradford (sophomore) and Tim Tebow (sophomore).Jackson came to Louisville as a three-star recruit from Boynton Beach High School in Florida. Some colleges were not sold on him as a quarterback, but Jackson was such a dynamic talent that Petrino altered his offense to accommodate Jacksons speed and elusiveness.Jackson flashed brilliance as a freshman, but with so many well-established stars from Watson and Mayfield to running backs Christian McCaffrey of Stanford, Dalvin Cook of Florida State and Leonard Fournette of LSU, he entered this season with little fanfare.Just the way he likes it.Jackson spent the season adjusting to newfound fame, growing into the role of face of the team and trying to stay out of the spotlight. He said he cut down on trips to the mall to avoid the inevitable crowds he drew.He is about to become even more popular. Especially, back in Louisville, where he has another year before he can even consider his next big jump -- to the NFL. Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said he liked the idea of building a statue of Jackson in front of Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium.I dont care where you put it man, Jackson said with a laugh. Its an honor just to have a statue.---Follow Ralph D. Russo at www.Twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25. Vapormax Herre Tilbud . Both players have lower body injuries that will keep them out of the lineup until at least January 31, which is the first game they can be activated from IR. Vapormax Dame Tilbud Dk . The defending champion beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (6), 6-3, while second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard Roger-Vasselin, also of France, 6-3, 6-3. Making his first appearance since injuring his wrist a month ago, Del Potro had difficulty with his service games in the first set. http://www.vapormaxdanmark.com/ . -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,570 by the NFL on Wednesday for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday. Vapormax Sort Dame . The FA rejected Wilsheres appeal that the length of his punishment was "clearly excessive" and said Thursday his suspension begins with immediate effect. He will miss league matches against Chelsea on Monday and West Ham on Dec. Vapormax Dame Ebay Danmark .5 seconds to play in the game, Kevin Love never stopped believing that they would come out of there with a win. Super Smash Brothers Melee recently celebrated its 15th anniversary.In many aspects, the longevity of the game offers a unique competitive landscape. In late 2001, Nintendo released the NTSC version of the game to Japanese and North American markets. The European market received the PAL version of Super Smash Bros. Melee nearly six months later, in 2002. In the meantime, Nintendo implemented balance changes for some of the characters. For example, the PAL version removed Sheiks chain throw on several characters. Ken combos rarely happened because of a players ability to meteor cancel Marths down-air.More importantly, while Jigglypuff remained untouched in the PAL updates, Fox received several soft nerfs to his recovery, damage output and knockback.The core mechanics of Melee remained largely the same between the two versions, but the balance updates in PAL could make a world of difference at DreamHack Winter, hosted in Elmia, Jonkoping, Sweden. Traditionally, most majors in the U.S. run the NTSC version of Melee, but DreamHack Winter will run the PAL version of the game.In 2016, the Fox and Jigglypuff matchup became one of the most scrutinized duels among the top players. Juan Hungrybox Debiedma worked with his coach, Luis Crunch Rosias, to optimize the matchup for Jigglypuff while Fox players like Adam Armada Lindgren and Zachary SFAT Cordoni continued to devellop anti-Jigglypuff gameplans.dddddddddddd The results have gone back and forth; Hungrybox looked unstoppable in the first half of 2016, winning major after major, including Evo 2016, but the Fox-mains have had his number in the past few months. Hungrybox lost to SFAT at The Big House 6 and Shine 2016, and he was defeated by Armada at Canada Cup 2016 and Smash Summit 3.Still, theres plenty to look forward to for Hungrybox, who recently quit his job to pursue Melee full-time. After some relatively poor performances in the past three months, he finished in second at Smash Summit 3 and looks forward to competing at DreamHack Winter 2016, with his chances of winning increasing since DreamHack Winter is running the PAL version of Melee.While Hungrybox looks forward to better matchups in PAL, Armada looks forward to winning a major in his hometown of Gothenburg in front of his family and friends. The momentum seems to be in his favor after winning Canada Cup and Smash Summit 3.Of course, we cant forget about William Leffen Hjelte or Joseph Mango Marquez who are also contenders for this event. Will any of them be able to overcome Foxs nerfs in PAL? Or will Hungrybox be able to win DreamHack: Winter and build his case as best player of 2016? ' ' '
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