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Former LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year at the NFL Honor Awards on Thursday night. Per NFL.com:
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Jefferson netted 35 first-place votes and 192 total points to earn OPOTY over runner-up and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes garnered 10 first-place votes and finished with 75 points. Jalen Hurts came in third with 52 points, including three first-place votes. Miami Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill got one first-place vote, finishing fourth. Bills quarterback Josh Allen received the other first-place vote and ended up eighth.

Jefferson caught 128 passes (seventh-most in a season ever) for 1,809 yards (sixth-most in league history) and eight touchdowns in 2022. Just for good measure, he also caught a two-point conversion, rushed four times for 24 yards and a TD and completed both of his pass attempts for 34 yards, leading the Vikings to a five-win improvement under first-year head coach Kevin O'Connell and the franchise's first playoff appearance since 2019.

It was one of the best seasons in NFL history by a wide receiver.

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EulerRules12 months
Great for JJ. You could tell how emotional Jetts was because he didn't do the Griddy onstage
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bengalman13 months
What a year he had!
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cajunmud13 months
"Jefferson signed with LSU as a three-star wide receiver with 247Sports, ranked No. 205 nationally at his position. The 247Sports Composite tabbed him No. 308 among wide receivers."

Hahaha...
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DomincDecoco13 months
Here’s the list of schools that pave produced both the AP/NFL offensive AND defensive players of the year:
Notre Dame
Ohio St
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Purdue
Michigan
USC
Boston College
Pittsburgh
Destrehan High School
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ZenFNmaster13 months
The Jefferson's are the First Family of LSU. Are there any more coming up, or was Justin the youngest ?
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TooFyeToFly13 months
Justin was the last, unfortunately. Huge shout out to the Jefferson family for being so loyal to LSU and Louisiana.
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jp4lsu13 months
Whoa...that is unreal for a WR. I remeber before the combine that the talk of him not having the top end speed was a concern.
Then his 40 time shut everyone up.
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cajunmud13 months
Wow...is this the first time a WR has won it? Lotta teams with regrets...haha.
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Morpheus13 months
Guy named Jerry has a couple but if you even go through the list of winners since the 70’s when it started it’s basically all Hall of Famers. Good company Jett’s is in.
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FLBooGoTigs113 months
Wow congrats Jetts!!!!
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WirelessMike13 months
Just a 3-star from Louisiana working for it, setting new records, inventing his brand and the most popular celebration dance since the Ickey Shuffle (though remarkably harder to do), all while continuing to rock the purple and gold with an air of gratitude, humility and kindness. How can you not root for this guy?
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southsidedell13 months
1809 even in this pass happy NFL is a crazy amount of REC yards good for him. BUT he is a WR and they are all diva's and he will evolve into diva mode soon lol
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theBru13 months
Well deserved. Glad to see him recognize his family.
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Kracka13 months
Dude works his arse off. Glad he is getting the recognition he deserves.
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Bill W Tiger13 months
A testament to hard work and wantability! LSU strong!
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Twenty 4913 months
That's strong!
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NPComb13 months
Grats JJ... Go out and win it again next year. Chase will be on your heels.
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Jdublsu13 months
Love that kid
Love that family
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tiger10913 months
2* out of highschool...impossible according to our gurus.
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ForLSU5613 months
A huge congrats to JJ and to the Jefferson family who are Tigers to the core.
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bulldogger13 months
Remember when he was like the 5 receiver drafted? Remember when he said he would make the other teams regret that?
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CajunBullet13 months
Congrats and well-deserved J.J.
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