Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/13/12
On a college football weekend when everyone was talking about a redshirt freshman quarterback named "Johnny Football" they also should have been talking about a redshirt freshman quarterback known as "The Flyin' Hawaiian.""Johnny Football," also known as Johnny Manziel, led Texas A&M to a shocking victory over No. 1 ranked Alabama 29-24. Manziel played a solid game and bolted up the potential Heisman list with his team's upset win.While Manziel was rolling the Tide, Marcus Mariota, known as "The Flyin' Hawaiian," was helping the Oregon Ducks roll past the California Golden Bears 59-17. Under Mariota's leadership the Ducks have easily rolled past every opponent on their way to a 10-0 record and a #2 ranking.Mariota's stats are staggering, especially when you consider that he rarely gets to play for an entire game because Oregon blows out every competitor. Against the Golden Bears Mariota threw for a career high 377 yards, 6 touchdowns and zero interceptions. He averaged more than...
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