Oregon's junior quarterback, who recently declared for the upcoming NFL draft, was honored Friday with the Manning Award. Created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the Manning Award is voted on by media and its namesake family of quarterbacks, and takes into account postseason performance.
The Manning Award completes an unprecedented trophy haul for Oregon's star quarterback. In the 11-year history of the Manning Award, Mariota is the first to have also won the Heisman Trophy, the Walter Camp and Maxwell national player of the year awards, the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
■ Ted Miller has several Ducks on their All-Pac-12 bowl team.
■ Tony Washington will represent Oregon in the East-West Shrine Game on January 17th.
■ GoDucksdotcom and the football team say thank you to all of the fans.
■ Dale Newton talks about a new element that could be brought to the Oregon offense that might make a big difference.
■ Marcus Mariota is in San Diego where he accepting the Manning Award and is preparing for the NFL combine.
“I am so proud of him, the way he represented college football this past year,” [Archie] Manning said. “(He had) an outstanding year on the field, captured award after award after award, and handled himself in such a great fashion.”