The 80th Heisman ceremony took place on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Out of the three Heisman finalists, Marcus Mariota won the prestigious sports title over Amari Cooper (Alabama) and Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin).
Mariota is the first Oregon Duck to win the Heisman Trophy and the first Hawaii-born Heisman winner. Mariota leads in many ways on the field; in passing efficiency and yards per attempt, ranks second in touchdown passes, and he leads the nation in fewest interceptions per attempt.
On New Years Day, Mariota and Oregon will play Florida State and last year’s Heisman winner, quarterback Jameis Winston, in the first of the two national semifinals in the College Football Playoff.