Heisman winner Marcus Mariota uncertain if he’ll throw at Combine

Quarterback Marcus Mariota (8), seen being tackled against Ohio State, is waiting to decide on throwing at the Combine.  

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Marcus Mariota says that he has been invited to the upcoming NFL Combine, but he’s not certain if he’ll throw in it.

Mariota, who won the Heisman Trophy this season, says he injured his right (throwing) shoulder in Oregon’s loss to Ohio State in the national championship game. The quarterback opted not to compete in the Senior Bowl and then addressed the combine during a news conference where he was being honored as the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year.

During the news conference, Mariota was asked about the Combine.

"Right now we’re still making that decision, whether to throw at the Combine" he said. "… I sprained the AC joint. But now, I’m able to throw. Feels good."

The Combine is Feb. 17-23, and Mariota is expected to be a top pick in the NFL Draft. He led Oregon to a 13-2 season in which he passed for 4,454 yards with 42 touchdown passes. He threw only four interceptions all season.