Billy Cannon finally has some company.
The legendary LSU running back held the distinction of being the Tigers’ lone Heisman Trophy winner having hoisted the award in 1959. Now 60 years later Cannon is joined in LSU football lore by Joe Burrow.
The LSU record-setting quarterback beat out the three other finalists Ohio State QB Justin Fields, Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts and Ohio State DE Chase Young.
Not only did Burrow become the second LSU player to win the prestigious award but also the 13th player from the Southeastern Conference.
The other SEC winners are: Georgia’s Frank Sinkwich (1942), LSU’s Cannon (1959), Florida’s Steve Spurrier (1966), Auburn’s Pat Sullivan (1971), Georgia’s Herschel Walker (1982), Auburn’s Bo Jackson (1985), Florida’s Danny Wuerffel (1996), Florida’s Tim Tebow (2007), Alabama’s Mark Ingram (2009), Auburn’s Cam Newton (2010), Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel (2012) and Alabama’s Derrick Henry (2015).
Burrow’s won the award in landslide fashion just like Cannon did six decades earlier.
In 1959, Cannon defeated Penn State quarterback Richie Lucas with 519 first-place votes, 147 second-place votes and 78 third-place votes for a total of 1,929 points.
On Saturday night, Burrow received 841 of 885 potential first-place votes for a new Heisman record of 95 percent.
Burrow threw for 4,715 yards, a nation-leading 48 touchdown passes and set an NCAA record with a 77.9 completion percentage.
In addition to the Heisman, Burrow has been named of The Associated Press Player of the Year, and has won the Davey O’Brien Award (best quarterback) and the Maxwell Award (best player).
Burrow and No. 1 LSU (13-0) will take on No. 4 Oklahoma in College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chic-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta on Dec. 28th. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.