Marcus Mariota responds to young fan who cried because he left Oregon
Some Oregon fans are still getting used to the fact that Marcus Mariota will be taking snaps for the Tennessee Titans instead of the Ducks this fall, none more so than 3-year-old Clive Johnson.
Johnson was recently eating cereal when his dad asked him whether he wants Jeff Lockie or Vernon Adams to be Oregon's starting quarterback in 2015.
“I want Marcus Mariota to come back!” the boy says, his lips quivering. He then starts to sob when his dad asks if he's sad that Mariota had to leave for the NFL.
It's a feeling many Ducks fans can probably relate to. But when news of how upset Johnson was got back to Mariota, the Heisman Trophy winner had a special message for the boy—and a jersey.
- Molly Geary