Heisman winner Marcus Mariota says he’s going to the NFL

Marcus Mariota

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota has declared his eligibility for the NFL draft.

The Ducks quarterback announced on Oregon’s website on Wednesday that he would forgo his senior season. The school said he filed paperwork on Wednesday, a day before the NFL deadline.

Mariota was the humble leader of Oregon’s high-flying offense. The 13-2 Ducks defeated Florida State in the Rose Bowl in college football’s first playoffs, but fell 42-20 to Ohio State in Monday night’s national championship game.

Mariota won every major award he qualified for, starting with the Heisman Trophy, as well as AP Player of the Year and Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year.

He set a conference record for most touchdowns in a single season with 58.

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