Oregon QB Marcus Mariota wins Maxwell Award

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has won the Maxwell Award, given to the nation's outstanding player.

Mariota was presented with the prize Thursday night during the 24th College Football Awards Show at Disney. It was his third major award of the night. Earlier in the evening he received the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. He was also selected as the Walter Camp player of the year in a separate announcement.

On Saturday night, Mariota hopes to become the first player to win the Maxwell Award and the Heisman Trophy in the same season since Auburn quarterback Cam Newton in 2010.

Mariota was chosen over Maxwell finalists Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin and Dak Prescott of Mississippi State.

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron won the award in 2013.

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