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Saint Louis alum, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy


For the first time in its prestigious 80 year history, the most coveted individual honor in college football has been awarded to an athlete from the state of Hawaii.

Oregon quarterback and Saint Louis School alum Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday afternoon, ascending the stage at the Best Buy Theater in Manhattan to claim the honor and take his place in history as the most celebrated college athlete in Hawaii's history.

Ahead of the presentation, many speculated not on whether the quarterback would win the award but on whether his margin of victory would be unprecedented; Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith earned more than 91 percent of the total votes in 2006 to defeat Arkansas running back Darren McFadden.

Results of this year's Heisman Trophy vote were not immediately made available, but were expected to be released shortly after the presentation's conclusion.

Saturday's Heisman Trophy presentation put the finishing touches on a historic week for the record-setting quarterback. Mariota won the O'Brien, Maxwell and Walter Camp player-of-the-year awards earlier in the week before picking up the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Friday.

Mariota will have plenty of time to offload his newly acquired hardware before Oregon's next game; the Ducks take on Florida State in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day as part of the first college football playoff.

We will have continuing coverage of the 2014 Heisman Trophy ceremony and Marcus Mariota's historic season on Hawaii News Now beginning at 5:00 p.m.

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