Marcus Mariota unsure if he will throw at NFL combine

Monday January 26th, 2015

Former Oregon quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota says he is not sure if he will throw at the NFL scouting combine next month.

The scouting combine will be held Feb. 17-23 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Mariota injured his shoulder in the Ducks' 42-20 loss to Ohio State in the national Championship game and opted not to participate in this weekend’s Senior Bowl.

"Right now we're still making that decision, whether to throw at the Combine," Mariota said, according to Fox Sports. "... I sprained the AC joint. But now, I'm able to throw. Feels good."

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Mariota is expected to be a high pick in the draft, which will take place in Chicago from April 30-May 2.

Mariota, who also won the Maxwell and Walter Camp awards -- as well as the AP's Player of the Year award -- completed 68 percent of his passes for 4,454 yards with 42 touchdown passes and four interceptions this season.

He also scored 15 rushing touchdowns, setting the Pac-12's mark for career touchdowns. He threw for 333 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the loss to Ohio State.

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