Marcus Mariota is an NFL quarterback for the Tennessee Titans. He was born in Hawaii comes from a Samoan father and a German mother. He attended college at the University of Oregon from 2012 to 2014. In 2014, he won the Heisman trophy. This made him the first ever Hawaii player from Oregon to win the Heisman. In the 2015 NFL draft he was selected as the second overall pick to the Tennessee Titans.
Mariota is a self-described Christian. He was active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes during his college career. In a 2014 interview he made his faith clear by saying, “When things start to get rough you find comfort in your faith. Knowing that no matter what, you can dust yourself off and be okay. And you know you do it for (God’s) glory. You do it for your teammates, your family, but also for His glory and to represent His name”. He looks also look to his Christian faith for peace during the ups and downs of his sports career. “However I play on the field, I know my faith will guide me. After sports, my faith will guide me.”
His political beliefs are currently unclear. The quarterback has no social media presence and prefers to focus on the game rather than bringing attention to himself. His religious beliefs might suggest some more conservative views but that is clearly a guess.
During college enjoyed taking golf and yoga classes. He’s also very charitable, regularly attending the local Boys & Girls Club while at Oregon.
He is currently dating Kiyomi Cook. Little is known about their relationship, though it can be concluded that they started dating in 2015 since that’s when they were first seen together as a couple. Both Mariota and Cook studied human physiology and played sports at Oregon. Cook was a soccer player.
When Mariota won the Heisman Trophy in 2014 he enjoyed the additional honor of being the first Hawaiian-born athlete to receive it. In addition to being a Heisman winner, he’s also a scholar. During his time at Oregon, he received a general science degree in human physiology, graduating with a 3.22 average.