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Lamar Jackson sparking Heisman hysteria around Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Lamar Jackson almost has it all right now. 

The quarterback of the undefeated Louisville Cardinals is hoping to be the first to bring a historic piece of hardware to "The 'Ville."

The Heisman award ceremony is in December, but with all the action we've already seen from Jackson, students aren't wasting any time doing the pose around campus.

WDRB Sports Reporter Rick Bozich has been a Heisman voter for more than three decades. He believes there will be a major ripple effect if No. 8 raises the trophy at the end of the season. 

"I think it's a game changer, in the sense ... that it brings national recognition to the school and the city," Bozich said. "It's a game changer in the terms of recruiting."

U of L is still raising $55 million to give Papa John's Cardinal Stadium a facelift by 2018. If Jackson does win the Heisman, the Cardinals QB could really boost donations.

Speaking of money, if your making a trip to Las Vegas in the near future, you can lay some cash on Jackson to win the Heisman. 

Odds from two separate Vegas sports books show Jackson the clear betting favorite. 

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