For talent PLUS character, Super Mario ought to be more famous than Jameis

According to the Heisman Trophy mission statement, the award “annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.”

If the integrity and character part truly means anything, Marcus Mariota ought to be halfway to New York by now:

Dale Newton

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