EUGENE (CBSMiami/AP) – The 2015 NFL Draft’s quarterback class just got a big boost.READ MORE: One Area To Watch In Atlantic Over Next Week
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.READ MORE: Teen Sister Of Officer Yandy Chirino's Accused Killer Taken Into Custody
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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