LSU QB Joe Burrow has quickly become an all-time fan favorite among the Tigers faithful. He was honored before the Texas A&M game on Senior Day.
Burrow was introduced as MVP of the Fiesta Bowl who will graduate in December with a masters degree, “top player in college football in 2019, Joe Burrow!”
One key detail was Burrow wore a special jersey with his named spelled as “Burreaux” on the No. 9 jersey, a nod to Cajun country.
ESPN’s Marty Smith reported that “Burrow showed his deep gratitude to the LSU football faithful by wearing a “Burreaux” jersey for his senior night introduction in Death Valley tonight. The idea was Burrow’s alone. He approached the LSU equipment staff with the idea earlier this week.”
Since he transferred from Ohio State, Burrow not only won the starting job at LSU, but this season has matched or surpassed several all-time records with the Tigers. He’s a favorite for the Heisman Trophy, and the Texas A&M game is his last in Tiger Stadium.
“This place means so much to me,” Burrow said, according to the Associated Press. “Everyone has been so great. I never could have dreamed that this was going to happen, the reception from the people in Louisiana to an Ohio kid who transferred here. It’s been such a great two years and I hope I can show some appreciation to the fans.”