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Marcus Mariota of the Oregon Ducks tries to avoid the tackle of Scooby Wright III of the Arizona Wildcats in the first half during the PAC-12 Championships at Levi's Stadium on Dec. 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, Calif.

Heisman Trophy finalists 2014

A look at the finalists for the 2014 Heisman Trophy, which will be handed out on Dec. 13, 2014 in Manhattan.

MARCUS MARIOTA, QB, Oregon, Junior

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 254 of 372
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Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 254 of 372 passes for 3,783 yards, 38 TDs and just two INTs. He also had 117 carries for 669 yards and 14 TDs.

MELVIN GORDON, RB, Wisconsin, Junior

Wisconsin junior running back Melvin Gordon had an
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Wisconsin junior running back Melvin Gordon had an NCAA-best 2,336 yards and 26 rushing TDs on 309 carries. He also hauled in 17 passes for 151 yards and three TDs.

AMARI COOPER, WR, Alabama, Junior

Alabama junior wide receiver Amari Cooper had an
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Alabama junior wide receiver Amari Cooper had an SEC-record 115 catches for 1,656 yards and 14 TDs. He will try to become the third receiver to ever win the Heisman and the first since Desmond Howard 23 years ago.

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