Across three exhilarating years, Marcus Mariota authored the greatest career in Oregon football history.
He’s bound for the NFL now, but Carli and I wanted to pay him a farewell tribute by imagining what his theoretical trophy case might look like. One of us graduated from Oregon and the other lives there, so even though he’s gone, we’re not about to forget Mariota’s legacy or accomplishments.
But here they are anyway.
I can almost picture this bookshelf tucked away in a shady corner of a study in Honolulu, mellowing in the sun and sweet wind…
And yes, Buckeye fans, we know there’s one glaring omission to this collection. All we can say is, hope we see ya next year.
Go Ducks & Mahalo, Marcus
Marcus Mariota’s Trophy Case
From left to right, top to bottom:
+ Sports Illustrated cover (Nov. 4, 2013)
+ 2014 Davey O’Brien Award
+ 2014 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
+ 2014 Pac-12 Championship Game MVP Trophy
+ 2014 Manning Award
+ Sports Illustrated cover (Dec. 29, 2014)
+ 2013 CFPA Quarterback Trophy
+ 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl Trophy
+ 2012 Fiesta Bowl Trophy
+ 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl Offensive MVP Trophy
+ 2012 Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player Of The Year
+ 2012 Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP Trophy
+ Sports Illustrated cover (Aug. 19, 2013)
+ 2014 Maxwell Award
+ 2015 Rose Bowl Offensive MVP Trophy
+ 2014 Walter Camp Player Of The Year Award
+ Sports Illustrated cover (Sept. 22, 2014)
+ Lei from Heisman Trophy ceremony
+ 2012, 2013, 2014 Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
+ 2014 Associated Press Player Of The Year
+ 2015 Rose Bowl Trophy
+ 2014 Pac-12 Championship Game Trophy
+ 2014 Heisman Trophy
** Additionally, he earned a host of team recognitions throughout his career, as well as more assorted Player Of The Week designations than any bookshelf can hold.