Amongst Mariota's Awards is a Personal Academic Goal Achieved

The major Marcus Mariota awards list misses perhaps his most important achievement and is quietly among his favorites, with an academic twist. Mariota graduated from the University of Oregon after three years and one term, earning a degree in General Science/Human Physiology, geared towards a possible future in sports medicine or physical therapy. His last final exam was December 10, 2014. His accumulative GPA was 3.22. After wining the four major football awards - Unitus, Maxwell, Davey O’Brien and Walter Camp - caped by the Heisman - it’s the New Years Day Rose Bowl for the semi-final National Championship game. Hopefully we'll see a Duck Victory and a Mariota (or another Duck player) MVP.

Contributed by OCOP member John Gram