Saturday, December 13, 2014

MARCUS MARIOTA WINS 2014 HEISMAN TROPHY

By: Connor Glowacki

Photo Courtesy of columbian.com.
     In probably the least dramatic ceremony in recent years, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Heisman trophy tonight (December 13th) in a landslide vote. Out of a maximum number of 2,787 points, Mariota received 2,534. He also received twice as many points as second place finisher, Wisconsin running back, Melvin Gordon and third place finisher, Alabama wide receiver, Amari Cooper.        
     2014 was an incredible season for Mariota as he led the nation in passer rating (186.2), was fifth in total offense (342.5 yards per game), threw for 38 touchdowns, ran for 15 touchdowns, and threw just two interceptions. And most importantly, he led Oregon to a Pac-12 championship and a spot in the first ever College Football Playoff.

Wisconsin Running Back Melvin Gordon
finished second in the final Heisman vote.
Photo Courtesy of Usatoday,com.
     Amazingly enough, Marcus Mariota didn't start for his high school team until his SENIOR year. He led Saint Louis high school in Honolulu to a state title that year. After three years as a starting quarterback for the Oregon Ducks, Mariota is now a Heisman winner and has his team in position to win a national championship. He has one more year remaining of his college eligibility, but is also eligible to enter the NFL draft at the end of the season.

     TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin and Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett finished fourth and fifth respectively in the final Heisman voting. Last year's winner, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, finished sixth in a season filled with additional personal controversy. Another notable quarterback, Mississippi State's Dak Prescott finished eighth.

Last year's Heisman Winner,
Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston,
finished sixth in this year's voting.
Photo Courtesy of lostlettermen.com.
    Do YOU believe that Marcus Mariota deserved to win this year's Heisman trophy? Leave a comment below or tweet me your comment on Twitter @ConnorGlowacki.

1 comment:

  1. Just what the NFL needs, another running quarterback.

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