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Uneven Performance in Rose Bowl Is Fitting End to Justin Herbert's Oregon Career

Justin Herbert is an Oregon legend. That much, no matter what would've happened in the Rose Bowl, was never up for debate.

The hometown kid became the starter as a true freshman and blossomed into a touted NFL prospect. He amassed the second-most passing yards and touchdowns in school history while turning around a program that finished 4-8 in 2016 to end 12-2 in 2019.

As a senior, he guided Oregon to a Pac-12 title and won the William V. Campbell Trophy—better known as the "Academic Heisman." And on Wednesday in Pasadena, he helped the Ducks defeat Wisconsin 28-27 and win their first Rose Bowl in five seasons.