Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 8/28/13
Let’s face it: the Oregon Ducks are loaded with talent. They return two of the top players in the country in Marcus Mariota and De’ Anthony Thomas. As a redshirt freshman in 2012, Mariota was one of the most prolific passers in the country, throwing for over 2,600 yards and 32 touchdowns. He completed an incredible 68.5 percent of his throws and had a gaudy 163.2 quarterback rating. He also showed off his dual threat capability in 2012, as he was Oregon’s second leading rusher with 752 rushing yards. Mariota received honorable-mention All-American honors, and he became the conference’s first freshman quarterback in 23 years to receive first-team all-conference honors. Mariota is on many experts Heisman-watch list as he enters his sophomore campaign. If you have paid any attention to college football in the last two years, chances are that you have seen “the human highlight reel” that is junior running back De’ Anthony Thomas. This all-purpose running back is a nightmare for oppo...
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