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Mariota is first Hawaii-born athlete to win Heisman

  • HEISMAN TRUST / AP
    Marcus Mariota sat next to the Heisman Trophy after being named college football’s best player during the award’s presentation in New York on Saturday. Mariota spoke about ohana at a post-announcement news conference: “In Hawaii, if one person is successful, everybody is successful. I’m just grateful to be a part of it.”
  • HEISMAN TRUST / AP
    Marcus Mariota teared up while speaking after the announcement of his win. He thanked his family as well as his teammates and all his coaches, teachers and friends over the years. “I didn’t want to leave anybody out because I wouldn’t be here without them,” Mariota said. “This isn’t just a one-person deal.”
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota kissed his Heisman Trophy Saturday in New York.

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