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SCOTT TERNA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Marcus Mariota kissed the Heisman?Trophy after delivering a poignant acceptance speech.
ASSOCIATED PRESS In this photo provided by the Heisman Trust, Heisman Trophy finalists Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, left, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper, center, and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota sit before the announcement of the college football's best player during the Heisman Trophy presentation in New York on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.
STAR-ADVERTISER / DEC. 13 Marcus Mariota wiped away tears while thanking everyone who helped him get to this point.