Heisman House Tour stops in Eugene: 'Next time we come back we'll be talking to Marcus Mariota'
EUGENE, Ore. -- College football fans across the nation set their eyes on Eugene Saturday as the Oregon Ducks hosted the Michigan State Spartans. The legendary Heisman Trophy made an appearance at Autzen Stadium for the matchup, giving fans a chance to see the historic award first-hand.
Eugene was the first stop on the Heisman House Tour, a live show segment where the trophy makes its rounds to college campuses across the United States.
ESPN's Neil Everett conducted a live interview with former Duck Defensive Back Kenny Wheaton and former Oregon Quarterback Dennis Dixon. Both University of Oregon greats stuck around to meet fans and sign autographs.
Everett, a University of Oregon alumnus, said he hoped the trophy would be bringing him back to his alma mater soon.
"Some stops you'll have Heismans. Oregon hasn't had a Heisman, maybe this year they will so next time we come back we'll be talking to Marcus Mariota," said Everett.
The trophy is awarded to the most outstanding player in college football, presented in early December.