NUC Heisman Alumni

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NUC Sports Heisman Alumni

[/text_dd][/column_dd][/section_dd][section_dd section_title=’Notable Alumni’ section_intro=’NUC Sports has had over 10,000 athletes sign D1 & D1aa Scholarships. Currently 300 NFL players got their start at NUC Sports events.’ fullwidth=’1′ bg_color=’#ffffff’][column_dd span=’12’][team_dd name=’Kyler Murray’ position=’Oklahoma Sooners’ style=’style1′ image=’’ social_target=’_self’]OU’s seventh Heisman Trophy winner … Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Year Award, Manning Award and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award recipient … named AP Player of the Year … finalist for Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Player of the Year Award … first-team All-American (AP and FWAA) … Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year … named to All-Big 12 First Team … voted Most Outstanding Player of Big 12 Championship … tied league record by being named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week five times … an Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honoree … played in all 14 games with starts in 13 contests (suspended for first offensive series vs. Baylor) … first FBS player to average at least 300.0 passing yards (311.5) and at least 60.0 rushing yards (71.5) per game for a full season … joined Clemson’s Deshaun Watson (2015) as the only FBS players to ever record at least 4,000 passing yards and at least 1,000 rushing yards in a season … led nation in total yards (school-record 5,362), points responsible for (324; tied), yards per completion (16.8) and yards per pass attempt (single-season FBS record of 11.6; former record was 11.1) … ranked second in passing efficiency rating (199.2; FBS record entering season was 198.9), third in passing TDs (42) and fifth in completion percentage (.690) … 11.1 percent of his passes went for touchdowns (FBS record is 11.6) … threw for at least two touchdown passes in all but one game and threw at least three TD passes in 10 of 14 contests … set school and Big 12 records by assembling a streak of eight games with at least three TD passes … passed for at least 300 yards and rushed for at least 65 in a game seven times (most nationally since at least 1996; had only been done four times by a Sooner in the first 22 years of the Big 12) … led Big 12 in league play in total offense at 409.3 yards per game (next most was 335.1), passing efficiency rating with a 208.2 mark (next best was 176.7) and in total TDs with 37 (next most was 31) … completed 260 of 377 passes for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns against seven interceptions (6.0-to-1 ratio) … rushed for 1,001 yards and another 11 scores … only player in school history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 in a game and did it three times (360 and 100 at Texas Tech on Nov. 3; 364 and 114 at No. 12 West Virginia on Nov. 23; 308 and 109 vs. No. 1 Alabama in CFP Semifinal at the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29) … became first quarterback to ever rush for 100 yards against a Nick Saban-coached Alabama defense … passed for 379 yards and three touchdowns (no interceptions) and ran for 39 yards in Big 12 Championship win vs. Texas (Dec. 1) … finished 17 for 21 for 432 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions while adding 45 rushing yards and a score in OU’s 66-33 win over Baylor (Sept. 29) … his 348.0 passing efficiency rating in Baylor game set school and Big 12 records (as did his 20.6 yards per pass attempt and 25.4 yards per completion) and was the highest in the FBS since at least 1996.[/team_dd][divider_dd style=’solid’ animation=’fadeIn’ duration=’1100′][/divider_dd][team_dd name=’Derrick Henry’ position=’Alabama’ style=’style1′ image=’’ social_target=’_self’]Derrick Henry is the second Alabama player to win the Heisman, joining 2009 winner Mark Ingram. He is also the first running back since Ingram to win and just the second since Ron Dayne won in 1999.

Henry was born in Yulee, Fla. and attended Yulee High, where he was a three-sport star in football, basketball and track. He set the national high school career rushing mark with 12,124 yards, breaking Ken Hall’s 59-year-old record. He had 4,261 yards and 55 touchdowns as a 2012 senior and was considered one of the top players in the recruiting class of 2013.

The 6-3, 242-pounder was offered dozens of scholarships from schools all across the country, but he committed to attend the University of Alabama on Sept. 28, 2012. As a 2013 freshman, Henry made an impact for the Tide as part of a deep corps of running backs, rushing for 382 yards and three touchdowns on just 35 carries (including 100 yards on eight carries against Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl).

He followed up with a strong 2014 sophomore season, rushing for 990 yards and 11 touchdowns as he shared carries with T.J. Yeldon.

Henry came into his own as a junior, setting the SEC single-season rushing record with 1,986 rushing yards. He also tied the conference mark for rushing touchdowns with 23. His rushing yardage total led the nation, as did his number of rushing attempts (339). He was just the third running back in SEC history (Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson being the others) to have four 200-yard games in a single season.

As a result, Henry beat out Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey for the Heisman. He then led the Crimson Tide to the national title with 158 yards and three touchdowns against Clemson.

Henry bypassed his senior season for the NFL and was selected in the 2nd round by the Tennessee Titans.[/team_dd][divider_dd style=’solid’ animation=’fadeIn’ duration=’1100′][/divider_dd][team_dd name=’Marcus Mariota’ position=’Oregon’ style=’style1′ image=’’ social_target=’_self’]Marcus Mariota is the first Oregon player, the first Polynesian and the first player from Hawaii to win the Heisman.

Mariota was born in Honolulu and attended St. Louis High School, where he was a two-sport star in football and track. In football, he was relatively unknown late in his high school career due to not starting until his senior season. During that senior year, he led St. Louis to an 11-1 record and the state title while being named the Interscholastic League of Honolulu’s Offensive Player of the Year and the 2010 Hawaii Gatorade Player of the Year.

Despite being ranked the No. 2 player in the state, he was offered just two scholarshps from FBS programs. He chose Oregon over Memphis. He was briefly committed to the Ducks along with 2012 Heisman winner Johnny Manziel before Manziel decided to attend Texas A&M.

After redshirting the 2011 season, Mariota became the first freshman to start a season opener for the Ducks in 22 seasons. He led Oregon to a 12-1 record in 2012 while earning All-Pac-12 first-team honors.

Mariota had another fine year in 2013 as he led the Ducks to an 11-2 record while once again being named first-team All-Pac-12.

His junior Heisman-winning season was spectacular. He threw for 3,783 yards and 38 touchdowns with just two interceptions while also rushing for 669 yards and 14 scores (he also caught a TD pass) as the Ducks finished the regular season with a 12-1 record. His 53 total touchdowns tied Sam Bradford for the most in Heisman history. Mariota led the nation in touchdowns, passing efficiency (186.33) and total offense (4,452 yards). His winning Heisman vote was the third-highest vote total in Heisman history and he appeared on a record 95.16% of ballots.

Mariota bypassed his senior season to make himself available to the 2015 NFL draft. He was drafted as the second overall pick by the Tennessee Titans.[/team_dd][divider_dd style=’solid’ animation=’fadeIn’ duration=’1100′][/divider_dd][team_dd name=’Johnny Manziel’ position=’Texas A&M’ style=’style1′ image=’’ social_target=’_self’]Manziel is the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, capturing the award in his redshirt year on the strength of remarkable performances on the ground and in the air. He joined John David Crow as one of two Texas A&M Aggies to win the Heisman.

Manziel was born in Tyler, Texas, but prepped at Kerrville’s Tivy High. An exciting all-around athlete, Manziel’s dual-threat quarterbacking skills were highly coveted by several schools including Baylor, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Iowa State, Rice, Stanford, Tulsa, Wyoming and Oregon, where he originally committed (along with 2014 Heisman winner Marcus Mariota) in the summer of 2010.

But Manziel switched allegiances to A&M on Sept. 20, 2010, and signed with the Aggies the following February. After redshirting in 2011, he burst on to the scene in 2012, piling up an SEC-record 4,600 yards of total offense while leading A&M to a 10-2 regular season record in its first season in the fabled league.

Manziel threw for 3,419 yards and 24 touchdowns while adding 1,181 yards with 19 scores on the ground. The key game in his Heisman resume came when he led the Aggies to a 29-24 upset of No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa, totaling 345 yards of total offense while ripping off several highlight-reel plays.

For his efforts, he was named the SEC Freshman of the Year, the Davey O’Brien winner and the 77th recipient of the Heisman Trophy.

He later led Texas A&M to a 41-13 smashing of Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl, as he produced 516 yards of offense and four touchdowns.

Manziel returned to school in 2013 and threw for 4,114 yards and 37 touchdowns while rushing for 759 yards and nine scores. His two-year total offense and touchdown total: A remarkable 9,989 yards and 93 scores. He was once again voted to the Heisman ceremony as a finalist, finishing fifth behind Jameis Winston.

Following the 2013 season, Manziel made himself available to the NFL draft. He was selected in the first round, 22nd overall, by the Cleveland Browns.[/team_dd][divider_dd style=’solid’ animation=’fadeIn’ duration=’1100′][/divider_dd][/column_dd][/section_dd][section_dd section_title=’The NUC Sports Camp Difference’][column_dd span=’12’][follow_us_dd facebook=’’ twitter=’’ youtube=’’ pinterest=’’ blogger_blog=’’ flickr=’’ instagram=’’][/follow_us_dd][h_dd type=’2′]Get evaluated based on your current grade and position.[/h_dd][text_dd]

NUC is the longest running underclassmen event and it’s the most respected high school combine and football camp in the country. If you’re serious about taking your game to the next level, playing college football or getting early exposure to college recruiters then attend an NUC Recruiting Event. NUC Sports has Combines, Showcases, Invite Only Camps, All Star Games, and 7 on 7 Tournaments. All NUC Sports Recruiting Events are in place to help the Athletes compete, get noticed, get exposure and get recruited.

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3 of the last 4 Heisman Trophy Winners Are NUC Alums

Marcus Mariota started out with NUC when he was in High School at St. Louis HS in Hawaii, He was our Overall MVP & Fastest Man, He went on to play in the NUC All World Game. He was a star at Oregon, Heisman Trophy winner & was the second overall pick in the NFL draft of the Tennessee Titans.

Johnny Manziel was an MVP at the Austin NUC Camp, then the U100 Camp in Dallas, and then finally was one of the stars of the NUC All World Game. He went on star at Texas A & M becoming the Heisman Trophy winner and was a first round draft pick of the Browns.

Derrick Henry participated at the NUC Jacksonville camp that was hosted at his own Yulee HS, went on to break the all time National High School rushing record. He went on to star at Alabama, win the Heisman and become a draft pick of the Titans.[/text_dd][h_dd type=’6′]Watch the Video Below: Marcus Mariota, Derrick Henry and Johnny Manziel All Heisman Trophy Winners, All NUC Alums[/h_dd][youtube_dd id=’’ fullscreen_button=’1′][/youtube_dd][/column_dd][/section_dd][section_dd section_title=’Testimonials’ class=’white_text_header’ bg_color=’#333333′][column_dd span=’12’][AB_testimonials count=’10’ show_arrows=’1′ show_pagination=’1′ style=’2′ fx=’cover-fade’ easing=’swing’ duration=’1000′ pauseOnHover=’immediate’ timeoutduration=’5000′ direction=’left’ play=’1′][/AB_testimonials][/column_dd][/section_dd]

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