Marcus Mariota is an American football quarterback that plays for the Tennessee Titans. In 2015, he was selected second in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Oregon from 2012 to 2014. In his 3rd year, he won the prestigious Heisman Trophy awarded to the best college football player of the year. Mariota became the first Oregon player and Hawaii-born athlete to receive the Heisman Trophy.
Marcus Mariota was born on October 30, 1993 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the eldest son of the Mariota family. His father is named Toa Mariota and his mother Alana. Marcus also has a younger brother named Matt.
Marcus Mariota is also of Samoan descent. As a little boy, he was a big fan of quarterback Jeremiah Masoli. He was the reason Marcus wanted to be a quarterback.
Marcus attended Saint Louis High School which is located in Honolulu. Marcus played 2 sports (American football and hurdling). Marcus was discovered late by scouting websites because he wasn’t the starting quarterback until his senior year. As a 4th year, Mariota took his school to an 11-1 season. In the end, they won their regional championship.
Mariota was voted best offensive player. Mariota threw a total of 2,597 yards and 32 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions. He threw the ball 225 times, 165 of these passes were successful (64.7%). he also had 60 rushes that resulted in 455 yards and 7 touchdowns.