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Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund Will Benefit Families In Southeast Ohio

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Joe Burrow is partnering with The Athens County Food Pantry (ACFP) and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) in support of the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund to fight food insecurity in southeast Ohio. Food insecurity is described as the inability to access sufficient and nutritious food on a regular basis…. Read More

Peaceful Powerful Protest in Athens After The Death Of George Floyd

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A peaceful protest was held in uptown Athens on Saturday as anger and protests mount across the United States over the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. A group of about one hundred students and supporters chanted, “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” crossing toward the College Green… Read More

Louisiana State University quarterback lifts very heavy Heisman Trophy

Southeast Ohio native Joe Burrow set for next challenge

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ATHENS, OH — “The Heisman. The National Championship. The No.1  draft pick — it almost seems even crazier to me,” Athens head coach Nathan White said, who was Joe Burrow’s offensive coordinator from 2012-2014. “What he means to Athens is almost hard to describe. And the coolest part for me is that Joe started as… Read More

Heisman Winner Spotlights Hunger In His Hometown, And Food Pantry Donations Pour In

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When LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, he used his acceptance speech not only to thank his teammates, his family and his coach — but also to highlight the struggles of people in his small hometown in Ohio. “Coming from Southeast Ohio, it’s a very impoverished area,” Burrow said, in an… Read More

College football quarterback for LSU stands at podium to give speech after winning 2019 Heisman Trophy

Athens’ Own Joe Burrow Wins Heisman Trophy in Landslide Vote


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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy in a record landslide vote, becoming the first Tigers’ player to take home college football’s most prestigious award in 60 years. The Athens High School Alumnus received 2,608 points and 841 first-place votes. Burrow broke Heisman records for percentage of first-place votes received, percentage of total points… Read More