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Marcus Mariota, this years Heisman Trophy winner has announced his eligibility for the 2015 NFL draft.
Oregon lost to Ohio on Monday, but today, Mariota announced on the school’s website that he would “forego” hs senior season.
“After meeting with my family I have decided to forgo my final year of eligibility and apply for the 2015 NFL draft,” Mariota said. “My four years at the University of Oregon have been an awesome experience. I cannot thank Coach Kelly, Coach Helfrich, Coach Frost, the rest of the Oregon coaches and the support staff enough for molding me as a person, player and student-athlete.”

“The support I received from the university, the city of Eugene and Duck fans has been tremendous. I will always remember the great times and support I received. Once a Duck always a Duck. I will miss being with my teammates. Being a part of this team was something special that I will always treasure.”
Mariota was said to have set a “Pac-12 conference record” with 58 total touchdowns this season. Todd McShay said that Mariota is projected as the No. 1 overall pick.


Coach Mark Helfrich said, “it’s been an honor to watch Marcus develop over the last four years, and I’m excited to see what his future holds. He’s given this program everything we could hae asked, an he’ll be the standard by which others are judged. Mahalo.”