Taxslayer Bowl could feature 2016 Heisman winner

This year's TaxSlayer Bowl could feature last year's Heisman Trophy winner.

Louisville, led by record setting quarterback Lamar Jackson, is considered a favorite to spend their holidays in Jacksonville as the ACC's representative in the game.  Jackson won the 2016 Heisman trophy and is expected to be invited back to New York for the Heisman awards presentation.

Another ACC team in consideration is Virginia Tech, who is known to bring large crowds. A third potential ACC team is North Carolina State, another team that has a history of bringing fans to Jacksonville.

The SEC opponent could be the South Carolina Gamecocks, led by former University of Florida coach Will Muschamp. However, the Gamecocks could also be Tampa bound for the Outback Bowl, which would leave the TaxSlayer Bowl with a choice between Mississippi State, Texas A&M, and resurgent Missouri.

Local fans have a wide variety of ticket options for the December 30 bowl game available, including a $30 ticket that gets you into a North End Zone pool party, your first drink included.  The game kicks off at Noon.

There's also a special that runs through December 2, where you can get a family four pack of tickets, a parking pass, four food vouchers, game patches and a program, all for $200.

This year, the annual Jacksonville Light Boat Parade is in the evening after the Taxslayer Bowl, with the parade starting at 7:30 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on December 30. 

For more information or to purchase tickets to the game, go to the TaxSlayer Bowl website.

 

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