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Former LSU QB Joe Burrow Named SEC Male Athlete Of The Year

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Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow earned a very prestigious honor Wednesday.

The 2019 Heisman winner and national champion was named the SEC Roy F. Kramer Male Athlete of the Year after guiding the Tigers to their greatest season ever. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

He was picked first overall during the 2020 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.

I’m not sure there’s an argument to be made for anyone other than Burrow. The dude dominated the college football scene in 2019.

From the start of the season through the national title game against Clemson, he looked unstoppable at all times.

Never in the history of LSU football have we ever seen a player like him before.

One of the best things about Burrow is that he also comes off as a good guy. Guys like him are easy to cheer for.

Yes, he has an attitude when he’s out on the field slinging it around, but he’s also an underdog. He had to leave Ohio State just so that he could see the field.

He arrived in Baton Rouge, took over the offense for Ed Orgeron and we all know how the story ended. A title was brought to the Cajun faithful in Louisiana.

There’s no question at all in my mind Burrow deserved this award, and I’m happy to see him get it!