Mariota becomes the first Oregon Duck to win the Heisman Trophy. Mariota receives 90.92 percent of the possible points, the second-highest in Heisman history. Mariota:
I had to give thanks to so many people because where I am today, it’s all due to all those people. It’s hard not to get emotional. It’s been a long journey. My emotions got the best of me.
Florida State quarterback Winston becomes the second-consecutive freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.
I can’t explain the feeling that I have inside right now. I’m so overwhelmed; it’s just awesome.
Texas A&M quarterback Manziel becomes the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. Manziel:
I have been dreaming about this since I was a kid, running around the backyard pretending I was Doug Flutie, throwing Hail Marys to my dad.
The University of Florida’s Tebow becomes the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. Tebow:
There are a lot of great freshmen and sophomores out there. And I’m just glad that I get to be the first one to win this.