Marcus Mariota: Heisman Prediction and Season Outlook for Oregon's Star QB

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Marcus Mariota: Heisman Prediction and Season Outlook for Oregon's Star QB
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Is this the face of the next Heisman Trophy winner?

After churning out one of the best seasons you'll ever see from a first-year quarterback, Oregon's Marcus Mariota enters 2013 not as a little-known kid from Hawaii, but as a Heisman Trophy favorite and one of the biggest reasons the Ducks are once again expected to contend for a national title.

In case you've forgotten the numbers, Mariota threw for 32 touchdowns, rushed for five more, completed nearly 70 percent of his passes and led the Ducks to 12 wins, including a throttling of one-loss Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl.

He moves around in the backfield like a savvy veteran, keeping his eyes downfield until the last possible second before galloping downfield like the wind, whipping past defenders.

His accuracy was on display from the moment the 2012 season started. He completed 18 of 22 passes against Arkansas State in the home opener.

This year, his receivers are back and his offensive line has more experience, talent and depth than ever before. So what will Oregon's star quarterback do for an encore?

Click ahead to find out everything you need to know about Marcus Mariota, including a special look at his odds of winning the Heisman Trophy.

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