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CRAWFORD | ACC media votes Louisville's Jackson league player of the year

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- University of Louisville sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson has been voted the ACC player of the year in a vote of league media.

The Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association Wednesday also announced Jackson as the league's offensive player of the year. Florida State's DeMarcus Walker was voted defensive player of the year.

Jackson was responsible for an ACC single-season record 51 total touchdowns (30 passing, 21 rushing). He also broke the ACC record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a season (1,538) and most rushing TDs by a quarterback in a season.

Jackson was the leading vote-getter for overall player of the year with 36 votes. Clemson junior quarterback Deshaun Watson – the 2015 ACC Player of the Year – placed second with five votes. Florida State junior running back Dalvin Cook and Pitt redshirt junior running back James Conner – the 2014 ACC Player of the Year – collected three votes apiece, and Clemson senior linebacker Ben Boulware received one.

Jackson led offensive player of the year balloting with 36 votes, followed by Watson with six and Cook and Conner with three each.

The coaches' awards for the ACC will be announced next week.

ACSMA 2016 ACC PLAYER OF THE YEAR VOTING

2016 ACC Player of the Year
Lamar Jackson, Louisville 36
Deshaun Watson, Clemson 5
Dalvin Cook, Florida State 3
James Conner, Pitt 3
Ben Boulware, Clemson 1
 
ACC Offensive Player of the Year
Lamar Jackson, Louisville 36
Deshaun Watson Clemson 6
Dalvin Cook, Florida State 3
James Conner, Pitt 3
 
ACC Defensive Player of the Year
DeMarcus Walker, Florida State 23
Ejuan Price, Pitt 9
Ben Boulware, Clemson 5
Harold Landry, Boston College 4
Christian Wilkins, Clemson 3
Woody Baron, Virginia Tech 2
Devonte Fields, Louisville 1
Micah Kiser, Virginia 1

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