By Caleigh O'Toole
The Louisiana State University Geaux Tigers just made football history as they claimed their fourth national title. The televised, prime-time, National Championship game took place on January 13th at 8:00 pm.
LSU Coach Ed Orgeron led his team to an undefeated season, 15-0. While being undefeated is something not completely out of the ordinary in college football, one school winning four national championships most certainly is.
Also aiding in the team’s win was quarterback Joe Burrow. The QB was a top prospect out of high school and was drafted to play at The Ohio State University. Burrow began his college career here but that is NOT where it ended.
Over the course of three years at OSU, Burrow threw only 39 passes. By the time his senior year came, he decided his time in Ohio was over and transferred to play for revered Coach O at Louisiana State University. While his first year at LSU was not by any means a bad one, it was just not his best. After the 2018 season concluded, Burrow worked hard in the off season and over the summer to come back as a graduate student for LSU.
This season put the 23-year-old’s name on every NFL team’s draft board, even if they did not need a quarterback. The QB1 finished this season with record breaking stats. He had a completion percentage of 76.3%, throwing for 5,671 yards, 60 touchdowns, and only 6 interceptions. Not to mention he was able to add some hardwear to his shelf. Burrow was selected as the 2019 season’s Heisman Trophy winner. This prestigious award is given to the most outstanding player in NCAA football. Burrow also earned himself a nice championship ring.
After Monday night’s championship game, a photo of Burrow went viral. The image captured the QB in his uniform, smoking a celebratory cigar and posing confidently. Fans are certainly eager to see what the future holds for LSU’s champion quarterback.
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