LSU's Jayden Daniels wins 2023 Heisman Trophy

After a stellar season for LSU, quarterback Jayden Daniels won the 2023 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night.

Daniels scored 2,029 points to beat Oregon QB Bo Nix, Washington QB Michael Penix Jr., and Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. Second was Penix (1,701), followed by Nix (885) and Harrison (352).

"This is a dream come true," Daniels remarked in his victory speech. First, thanks to God for all the praise. Him, my rock. He saved me. He gave me qualities and abilities to get here.

To acquire these skills, all special people here. Bo, Mike, and Marvin, great job. I like watching you, but competition never ends. I hope to see you Sundays."

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Daniels led the Tigers to a 10-4 record after transferring from Arizona State in 2022, throwing for 2,913 yards and 29 touchdowns.

Daniels became college football's most dangerous and prolific dual-threat quarterback and a top NFL prospect as LSU went 9-3 under Brian Kelly.

Daniels had only four interceptions and threw for 3,812 yards (third in FBS behind Penix and Nix) and 40 touchdowns (tied for first with Nix). He had three or more TD passes in nine games and one in every game.  

Daniels ran for 1,134 yards and 10 touchdowns, a whirling whirlwind. This season, he led FBS with 8.4 yards per carry and ran for 613 yards and five touchdowns in his final four games.