Oregon Ducks Quarterback Marcus Mariota and John Unitas Jr. joined the Scott Garceau Show with Jeremy Conn and Femi Ayanbadejo to talk about what it means to win the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award presented by the Golden Arm Foundation. The Award is given to the nation’s most outstanding senior or fourth year quarterback, Marcus is currently a red shirt Junior at Oregon. When asked how he feels about “Its truly a great honor, and I’m very blessed and grateful. I can’t thank the university enough for putting me into this position and allowing me to excel on and off the field. Again it’s an awesome opportunity to play for this university and truly a great honor to win this award.”

Scott brought up the busy life that Marcus is living right now with finals taking place in Oregon and also having to travel for the Golden Arm ceremony and the Heisman ceremony. Marcus said he is just taking it as it comes. “Things kind of picked up once the game was done on Friday. It’s all kind of part of the experience and I’m very grateful. I’m just gonna enjoy it and see where it takes me and once this is all done and this week is done I’m going to get ready to play in the Rose Bowl.”

Marcus has received a ton of awards on top of the amount of wins he has in his career. Mariota believes he couldn’t have done what he has without the help of his coaching staff and teammates. “I mean I couldn’t have done it without the preparation of the coaches. Each and every week they really allow us to dive into our game plan to make sure we are prepared that way mentally. Once you get on the field they kind of let us loose and play, and just play without hesitation. I really owe a lot to our coaches and my teammates for allowing me to be in this position.”

 

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