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2017 Card Chronicle Person of the Year: The Finalists

You have 24 hours to pick a winner.

NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Louisville vs Texas A&M Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

The people have spoken, and we have our four finalists for this year’s CC Person of the Year.

Here they are in no particular order:


—Became just the second player in college football history to total 9,000 passing yards and 4,000 rushing yards in a career, and did it in just three seasons.

—The rest of his record-breaking numbers are too any to list in this post.

—Carried himself with grace throughout the season as the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.

—Received a repeat invite to New York and finished third in the 2017 Heisman voting.


—Was college baseball’s unanimous Player of the Year for 2017, winning all seven of the sport’s POY awards, including the Golden Spikes.

—Has been referred to by multiple writers who cover the sport as the “greatest college baseball player of all-time” because of his two-way prowess.

—Led Louisville to its fourth College World Series appearance.


—Gave Louisville fans a successful program to be proud of at a time when it’s been much-needed.

---Has his team off to the best start in school history (16-0) and the best ranking in school history (No. 3).

—Stated with 100 percent certainty that he plans to stay at U of L for as long as he can coach regardless of what happens with the school and its leadership.


—Gave us all a much-needed silly moment of fun during what had been a tough year and already a tough football season.

—Got Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium as loud as I heard it all season.

In 24 hours, one of these four individuals will join the list of Card Chronicle immortals.


Who should be the 2017 CC Person of the Year?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Lamar Jackson
    (277 votes)
  • 46%
    Brendan McKay
    (526 votes)
  • 11%
    Jeff Walz
    (126 votes)
  • 18%
    Touchdown Squirrel
    (206 votes)
1135 votes total Vote Now