University of Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson appears on the East Region cover of Phil Steele College Football Preview for the second straight year. He also shows up on the front cover of Athlon Sports Louisville edition ACC magazine and Lindy's Sports Kentucky edition SEC magazine.
Jackson won the Heisman Trophy for the 2016 season. He compiled 230 passes for 3,543 yards and 30 touchdowns while he rushed for 1,571 yards on 260 carries and 21 touchdowns during his sophomore year. Jackson played high school football with the Boynton Beach Tigers and helped the school make the FHSAA playoffs as a district runner-up in 2013 and 2014.