Last night Oregon star quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy in New York. The award is given to college footballs best player. This helps cap a stellar career by the Oregon superstar, but it's not over just yet. Oregon is ranked second in the first ever College Football Playoffs. Mariota won the award in familiar fashion. He ran away with it!
This makes Mariota the first ever player from Oregon to win the award. This is an amazing feat when you consider the talent that has come out of Oregon. He received the second highest percentage of possible votes with 90.9%. Remember a guy named Troy Smith, he had more in 2006 with 91.6%. Reggie Bush was actually the highest until his Heisman was taken away for violating NCAA rules.
What impresses me the most about Mariota is not the fact that he ran away with the Heisman but the fact that he did it with last years winner still in college. In fact he plays last years winner, Jameis Winston and Florida State in the first round of this years playoffs. Mariota looks to finish his college career with a National Championship.