Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Former LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year at the NFL Honor Awards on Thursday night. Per

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.

Filed Under: LSU Football
user avatar
bulldogger14 months
Remember when he was like the 5 receiver drafted? Remember when he said he would make the other teams regret that?
user avatar
WirelessMike14 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?
user avatar
Jdublsu14 months
Love that kid
Love that family
user avatar
ForLSU5614 months
A huge congrats to JJ and to the Jefferson family who are Tigers to the core.
user avatar
DomincDecoco14 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
Boston College
Destrehan High School
user avatar
CajunBullet14 months
Congrats and well-deserved J.J.
user avatar
MardiGrasCajun14 months
Congrats JJ! Absolutely awesome achievement! NFLSU baby!
user avatar
ZenFNmaster14 months
The Jefferson's are the First Family of LSU. Are there any more coming up, or was Justin the youngest ?
user avatar
TooFyeToFly14 months
Justin was the last, unfortunately. Huge shout out to the Jefferson family for being so loyal to LSU and Louisiana.
user avatar
NPComb14 months
Grats JJ... Go out and win it again next year. Chase will be on your heels.
user avatar
Missile14 months
Wow, what an honor for JJ!
user avatar
Pepe Lepew14 months
user avatar
bengalman14 months
What a year he had!
user avatar
cajunmud14 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."

user avatar
Kracka14 months
Dude works his arse off. Glad he is getting the recognition he deserves.
user avatar
jp4lsu14 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.
user avatar
FLBooGoTigs114 months
Wow congrats Jetts!!!!
user avatar
Twenty 4914 months
That's strong!
user avatar
cajunmud14 months this the first time a WR has won it? Lotta teams with regrets...haha.
user avatar
Morpheus14 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.
user avatar
Bill W Tiger14 months
A testament to hard work and wantability! LSU strong!
user avatar
tiger10914 months
2* out of highschool...impossible according to our gurus.
Popular Stories
logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.