In 2014, Mariota won the Heisman Trophy. He was the first winner from Hawaii and an Oregon Duck. Marcus Mariota plays as a quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons in American football.
He was born on October 30, 1993, to Alana Deppe-Mariota and Toa Mariota in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mariota is a devoted Christian and is from Samoa and Germany. He went to the University of Oregon and the Saint Louis School.
He participated in track and football while a high school student. He was the first quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy while a student at Oregon, where he played as the starting quarterback.
Mariota made a splash in 2012 as the first freshman to start the Ducks’ season opening in 22 years after redshirting the 2011 campaign.
The Tennessee Titans selected Mariota with the second overall choice in the 2015 NFL Draft. Mariota is renowned for being the first quarterback in NFL history to complete four touchdown passes in the first half.
He had scored touchdowns through passing, running, and catching passes of at least 40 yards. Mariota and the Atlanta Falcons agreed to a two-year, $18.75 million contract in March 2022.
Marcus Mariota has participated in six postseason games throughout the course of his career, winning three of them.