Marcus Ardel Taulauniu Mariota aka Marcus Mariota came into existence on October 30 of 1993. He is a football quarterback from America who played for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). Furthermore, in the NFL draft of 2015, he was drafted second overall by the Tennessee Titans.
He used to play football in college in Oregon. There he played as a starting quarterback from the year 2012 to 2014. And being a junior in the year 2014 he also ended up becoming the first player from the University of Oregon. Not only this, in fact, he was the first Hawaii-born athlete who won the Heisman Trophy.
Now jumping into the second season and continuing playing as a quarterback for the Titans. In the previous two whole complete seasons Titans had only won five games in total. But with Marcus Mariota on the team, Titan ended up winning three seasons in a row. In the middle of the season 2019, he was replaced by Ryan Tannehill as the starting quarterback.
He was born on October 30, 1993, in Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents, Alana Deppe Mariota and Toa Mariota both were of different nationalities. As a result , Marcus belonged to mixed ethnicity, Samoan nationality because of his father and German nationality because of his mother.
Mariot was very much inspired by the quarterback play of one of his fellow named Samoan Jeremiah Masoli. He had huge faith and belief in christanity. He was not the only child to his parents Alana Deppe and Toa Mariota, Marcus is an elder brother to Matt Mariota. His younger brother Matt Mariota is also into playing football.
He did his schooling at Saint Louis School which is in Honolulu. There, Marcus Mariota was the star of two sports, football as well as track. When in school he won many awards and trophies for his performance in sports, especially football.
|Full name||Marcus Ardel Taulauniu Mariota|
|Birth date||October 30 of 1993.|
|Age||28 years old.|
|Height||6 feet and 4 inch or 1.93 meters.|
|weight||222 lb or 101 kilograms.|
|Birth place||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Schooling||Saint Louis School, Honolulu|
|College year||From 2011 to 2014.|
In the Oregon football summer camp of 2010 that Marcus Mariota attended, he got recognized by the offensive coordinator Helfrich. Helfrich was the first one to discover Mariota, as soon as the camp ended he then came all the way to Hawaii to meet Mariota. There he watched Marcus into some quarterback practice that was going on in his senior season.
After watching Mariota, Helfrich called Chip Kelly for further discussion and ended up making the decision of offering a scholarship to Marcus Mariota. There were many people and organizations who recruited Marcus, like- Oregon Ducks, Hawaii, Memphis, Utah, Oregon State, Washington, Arizona, Notre Drama, UCLA, and USC. Among all the above-mentioned names, there were only two who offered him a scholarship, Memphis and Oregon.
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|Tennessee Titans||From 2015 to 2019.|
|Las Vegas Raiders||From 2020 to 2021.|
|Atlanta Falcons||2022 – present.|