College Football Researchers Association crowns Joe Burrow as 2019 Player of the Year


ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 07: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers reacts after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 37-10 to win the SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The College Football Researchers Association chose LSU quarterback Joe Burrow as the 2019 Player of the Year, a title reserved for the best overall player in college football each season.

Burrow, the all-time SEC single-season passing leader, led the Tigers to a 13-0 season that ranks No. 1 in polls from CFRA and The Associated Press.

Burrow beat runner-up Chase Young of Ohio State University by 25 points in the competition for best player, according to Brad Matthews of CFRA.

Burrow received eight out of 11 possible first-place votes from CFRA’s membership panel.

CFRA was founded in 1982 and is composed of college football fans and writers who research and analyze the history of college football, according to Matthews.

The organization conducts the only multi-voter poll that has chosen a national champion for the 150 seasons college football has been played, NCAA records show.

For more information about CFRA’s team and individual player rankings, visit

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