Marcus Mariota is an American football quarterback. He currently plays for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL).
Marcus Mariota was born on 30 0ctober, 1993, in Honolulu, Hawaii, in the United States. His birth name is Marcus Ardel Tafuna Taulauniu Mariota. As of 2019, he is 26 years old and his star sign is Scorpio. His mother’s name is Alana Deppe-Mariota and his father’s name is Toa Mariota. He has a younger brother named Matt Mariota. By nationality, he has American citizenship and belongs to the mixed ethnicity of Samoan and German
Graduated from the University of Oregon
Regarding his education, he attended the Saint Louis School in Honolulu. During his high school days, he was a two-sport star in football and track. Later, he joined the University of Oregon and graduated from there in 2015 with a degree in General Sciences. He also played for his college football team, the Oregon Ducks football team.
He played for his school team and he won the state title with an 11-1 record during his senior year. There he made a record of 2,597 yards, 32 touchdowns with 5 interceptions. He was also awarded the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Offensive Player of the Year.
Further, he also started playing for his college team Oregon Ducks Football team. During that time, he played in 13 games with 32 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He is the first player in the history of Oregon to make a record of 4000 yards in a season. Also, he covered 4,380 yards of total offense in all the seasons. In December 2014, he won the prestigious award of Davey O’Brien and also named the nation’s best quarterback.
Talking about his professional life, Marcus joined the NFL Draft in the year 2015. He was selected as a second overall pick by the Tennessee Titans. He made his regular-season debut in September 2015. During his rookie season, he played in 12 games with the Titans. He made a record of passing 2,818 yards and 19 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. Marcus was just 19 years old when he made the record for most passing touchdowns by a player in the rookie season.Caption: American football quarterback, Marcus Mariota (Photo: Los Angeles Times )
In his second season in November 2016, he was awarded the AFC Offensive Player of the Month. He passed 1,124 yards with 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He gave his best performance by the end of the season by completing 26 touchdowns with 9 interceptions and 3,426 passing yards. Further, he was also ranked as one among the 50 Best NFL Players of 2017. He was also honored with the title of Pro Bowl First Alternate.
Later in the 2017 season, he ended the season with 3,232 passing yards and scored a total of 13 passing touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Next in April 2018, he was picked up for a fifth-year option with the contract for two more years.
Marcus Mariota yet to Married to His Girlfriend
Marcus is yet to get married but he is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend Kiyomi Cook. He met Cook while he was studying at the University of Oregon in 2014. Since then the couple started dating each other. They made their first public appearance as a couple in Mariota’s NFL Draft Party in 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii.Caption: Marcus Mariota with his girlfriend (Photo: Pinterest )
Before when Marcus was in high school, he dated a girl named Nicole Watase. However, the two got separated in 2014.
What Is The Net Worth & Salary Of Marcus Mariota?
As one of the famous NFL players, Marcus has an estimated net worth of around $6 million as of 2019. He earned most of his wealth through his professional career as a football player.
Besides, he also earned a good amount of money by signing a four-year contract with the Tennessee Titans. The contract amount was $ 24,213,974. It includes $15,870,164 as of the signing bonus with $24,213,974 as the guaranteed amount. Tennessee also paid him an annual salary of $6,053,494 as per the contract.
Similarly, he also earns through various endorsement deals with companies like Nike, Subway, First Hawaiian Bank, and as well as Beats by Dre headphones. Besides, he also owns a lavish penthouse at 600 12th Ave S Apt 2206 Nashville, TN 37203. He bought the house in the year 2015 and it worth $1.05 million.
The American football quarter has got a height of 6 feet 4 inches with a weight of 101 kg. In addition, Marcus has black hair and dark brown eyes.Caption: Marcus Mariota (Photo: bleacher report )