LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, officially named a Heisman Trophy finalist Monday night, is already appearing in New York City.
LSU tweeted the videos of purple and gold-lit boards in Times Square, showing footage of Burrow. New York City is the site of the Heisman Trophy announcement Saturday night.
Running in a bold font, the name "Burrow" mirrored "Heisman" just before footage of the quarterback in his No. 9 jersey faded in and out.
Live From New York... It's Broadway Joe 📍 Times Square pic.twitter.com/prTbgHi3UX— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) December 9, 2019
An underdog for the award at the beginning of the season, Burrow is seen as the frontrunner after his stellar senior season.
He was officially announced as a Heisman finalist, along with Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young.
In addition to leading LSU to a 13-0 record, an SEC championship and the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff, Burrow is at or near the top nationally in a host of offensive categories.
The Tigers’ quarterback is No. 1 in passing touchdowns (48), completion percentage (77.9) and points responsible for (308).
He is second in passing yards (4,715), passing yards per game (362.7), total offense (384.9), completions per game (26.3) and passing efficiency (201.5), and is third in yards per attempt (10.74).