Joe Burrow will probably never pay for a meal or drink in Baton Rouge again. The LSU Tigers quarterback is the Heisman Trophy frontrunner this season and has led coach Ed Orgeron‘s undefeated Tigers to an SEC Championship Game showdown against Georgia and likely the College Football Playoff as well.
The Burrow hype is real, and it is awfully contagious. From the awesome “Joe Burreaux” senior night jersey he donned against Texas A&M in Death Valley to the amazing “That’s Joe” documentary LSU football released, Burrow has already cemented himself as an LSU sports legend in Baton Rouge.
Now, LSU fans don’t have to pack in Tiger Stadium on Saturday nights to catch a glimpse of their superstar signal caller. In fact, all they have to do is look up when driving home from work.
The man who wears No. 9 received his own billboards all around the city of Baton Rouge on Tuesday, per the LSU Football Facebook page. The photo, which looks so clear it almost looks fake, is from Burrow’s senior night walk out before LSU beat the Aggies 50-7 in Burrow’s final game at home.
Joe Burrow Billboard
“Thank you, Baton Rouge!” the post reads. “These are up around the city.”
“I just wanted to do something to give a tribute to this state and this university that’s been so good to me,” Burrow told KATC News.
Burrow, a graduate transfer from Ohio State that earned the starting LSU job in 2018, has taken the Tigers to incredible heights in 2019. The Tigers have scored 48.7 points per game under Burrow, which ranks second only to the Ohio State Buckeyes.
LSU has run the table this season, winning games over top-ranked teams like the Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida Gators, Auburn Tigers and Texas Longhorns.
Burrow has been a big reason why. The LSU quarterback leads the country in completion percentage (78.3) and has thrown 44 touchdowns to just six interceptions. He’s shot up NFL draft boards and is making a convincing case to be selected first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.
It’s not clear where exactly these billboards are or how many of them there are, so you might need to do a bit of driving before finding one and snapping a selfie with it. I’d say it’s well worth it, though.