Mariota: Walter Camp Player of the Year

The day following being announced as the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award on Wednesday, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has been named the Walter Camp Player of the Year, according the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Inc. website on Thursday.

Marcus Mariota is the 48th player to be award the Walter Camp Player of the year and is the first from the University of Oregon. He is the eighth player from a Pac-12 school to win.

“Marcus Mariota’s consistency and overall performance for the high-scoring Ducks has been spectacular,” Foundation president James Monico said in a statement on the Walter Camp website. “We are pleased to recognize him and join an impressive list of past Player of the Year recipients.”

Mariota was also named to the Walter Camp First Team All-American. Mariota has thrown for 3,783 yards, 38 touchdowns with only two interceptions so far this season. He has also rushed for 636 yards, scoring 14 touchdowns plus has one addition touchdown on a pass reception.

The website also reported that Mariota, a general science major, is expected to earn his undergraduate degree at the end of the fall term (and in less than four years) with a 3.22 grade point average.

Mariota, along with members of the Walter Camp 2014 All-America team, will be honored at the organization’s national awards banquet on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.


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