For many months, there has been a lot of debate on who will win the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Would it be Jameis Winston of Florida State University or Amari Cooper of The University of Alabama?
That decision came final last night when the prestigious award went to Marcus Mariota of University of Oregon. The Ducks quarterback was surprised about the announcement and took the stage to accept his award.
“I’m humbled to be standing here today,” he began to say after he received the award and started to thank everyone who supported him. Among those list of people to thank were his family, friends, teammates, coaching staff, instructors, and everyone back home in Hawaii. But, the one person he left a spot for last and really made him break down was when he mentioned his mother, Alana Deppe-Mariota.
He then shed a few tears when trying to give thanks to his mother, but had a few moments to let it all out. “I had to give thanks to so many people because where I am today, it’s all due to all those people,” he then stated. “It’s hard not to get emotional. It’s been a long journey. My emotions got the best of me.”
Mariota finished first for the run for who would be the winner of the trophy, while Melvin Gordon of University of Wisconsin placed second in the running and Gordon was in third.
His current record this season is 254 passes completed, 3, 783 yards, 38 touchdowns, 29 sacks, and 2 interceptions.
Congratulations to Marcus Mariota on his award!
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