Marcus Mariota to Enter NFL Draft
Marcus Mariota is done at Oregon.
According to a report, Mariota will forgo a final season at Oregon and declare for the NFL Draft despite a poor showing against Ohio State in the National Championship game.
The news was first reported by Chris Mortensen.
Mariota spoke exclusively to Rob Mosely of GoDucks.com and treasured his experiences in Eugene playing for the Ducks.
"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."
Mariota finished his college career with just 13 interceptions and multiple college football awards including the Heisman Trophy and Davey O'Brien Awards. He also became just the second Oregon quarterback to lead his school to three postseason wins.
Mariota finishes with a 36-5 career record and countless school records, but he also finishes without a National Championship.
The deadline to declare is January 15.