Ducks freshman Mariota starting QB

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Ducks freshman Mariota starting QB

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by KGW.com Staff

kgw.com

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Updated Saturday, Aug 25 at 1:40 PM

EUGENE – The University of Oregon Ducks named redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota starting quarterback for Sept. 1 season opener vs. Arkansas State at Autzen Stadium, head coach Chip Kelly announced Friday.

The 6-foot-4, 211-pound Honolulu native is the Ducks’ first freshman to start Oregon’s season opener since Danny O’Neil did in 1991 against Washington State.

The team was set to work out Saturday morning.

The team said Mariota edged sophomore Bryan Bennett for the starting berth.

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