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Justin Herbert to be honored by Senior Bowl

Herbert won MVP of the 2020 Senior Bowl after leading his squad to a victory in the all-star showcase.

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Before Justin Herbert was drafted by the Chargers with the sixth-overall pick in last year’s draft, he authored a dazzling performance at the Reese’s Senior Bowl, earning MVP honors in college football’s premiere all-star showcase.

On June 23 of this year, Herbert, the Senior Bowl’s 2020 Rookie of the Year, will join 2019’s Rookie of the Year Terry McLaurin in being honored alongside five other former Senior Bowl alumni who will be inducted into the game’s Hall of Fame. Among those being inducted are current New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan and former Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne.

The ceremony will take place in Point Clear, Alabama

During his rookie season, Herbert all-but completely re-wrote the record book for a first-year quarterback. Among his many records and accolades were the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, most touchdown passes by a rookie (31), total touchdowns (35), and games with over 300 yards passing (8). Most notably, he did all of this, as well as fell short of the passing yards records by under 40 yards, all while playing in 15 games.