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Published: 2017/05/30
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Marcus Mariota All TDs 2016 Season with Mike Keith
Marcus Mariota All TDs 2016 Season with Mike Keith
Published: 2016/12/26
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Marcus Mariota Heisman Highlights || "Polynesian Pride" ᴴᴰ || Oregon
Marcus Mariota Heisman Highlights || "Polynesian Pride" ᴴᴰ || Oregon
Published: 2015/01/08
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Marcus Mariota Mic'd Up vs. Browns (Week 6, 2016) | Sound FX | NFL Films
Published: 2016/10/20
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Marcus Mariota's Best Highlights from the 2016 Season | NFL
Published: 2017/05/31
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Marcus Mariota Continues His Hot Streak! | Titans vs. Bears | NFL Week 12 Player Highlights
Marcus Mariota Continues His Hot Streak! | Titans vs. Bears | NFL Week 12 Player Highlights
Published: 2016/11/27
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Marcus Mariota || Tennessee Titans || Career Highlights 2015 - 2016
Marcus Mariota || Tennessee Titans || Career Highlights 2015 - 2016
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: Remigio Kennedy
Andrew Luck Shoulder surgery update, Marcus Mariota Recovery | Jul 20, 2017
Andrew Luck Shoulder surgery update, Marcus Mariota Recovery | Jul 20, 2017
Published: 2017/07/20
Channel: NFL World
Kay Adams: Marcus Mariota is the winner of Titans signing Eric Decker.
Kay Adams: Marcus Mariota is the winner of Titans signing Eric Decker.
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: Good Morning Football
Marcus Mariota Highlights - 2014 Heisman Trophy Winner
Marcus Mariota Highlights - 2014 Heisman Trophy Winner
Published: 2014/12/16
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Jim Wyatt talks Titans, Marcus Mariota, and Austin Johnson heading into 2017 season
Jim Wyatt talks Titans, Marcus Mariota, and Austin Johnson heading into 2017 season
Published: 2017/07/15
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Titans in 2: Marcus Mariota
Titans in 2: Marcus Mariota's a "Great Leader"
Published: 2017/06/15
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The Marcus Mariota Story: The Greatest Everᴴᴰ
The Marcus Mariota Story: The Greatest Everᴴᴰ
Published: 2016/11/11
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Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota - Who would you rather have at QB? | UNDISPUTED
Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota - Who would you rather have at QB? | UNDISPUTED
Published: 2016/11/28
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Is Marcus Mariota The Next NFL LEGEND?
Is Marcus Mariota The Next NFL LEGEND?
Published: 2017/06/25
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Marcus Mariota || "Rambo" || Tennessee Titans 2016 Highlights
Marcus Mariota || "Rambo" || Tennessee Titans 2016 Highlights
Published: 2017/02/05
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Marcus Mariota Full Season Highlights 2016
Marcus Mariota Full Season Highlights 2016
Published: 2017/01/15
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Marcus Mariota Or Andrew Luck: Who Will Have The Better Year? | SportsNation | ESPN
Marcus Mariota Or Andrew Luck: Who Will Have The Better Year? | SportsNation | ESPN
Published: 2017/07/07
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Marcus Mariota's Health Remains A Concern | NFL Live | ESPN
Published: 2017/07/06
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Mariota says
Mariota says 'I'm in a good spot' three months after season-ending injury
Published: 2017/03/28
Channel: KHON2 News
Marcus Mariota Debut
Marcus Mariota Debut
Published: 2012/09/04
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Marcus Mariota II "Super Mariota" II NFL Highlights II HD
Marcus Mariota II "Super Mariota" II NFL Highlights II HD
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: HL Reel Central
Marcus Mariota on Being Back with Teammates
Marcus Mariota on Being Back with Teammates
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: Tennessee Titans
Marcus Mariota Highlights "Do What I Want"
Marcus Mariota Highlights "Do What I Want"
Published: 2017/06/26
Channel: J Dub Productions
Marcus Mariota: Guys are Flying Around
Marcus Mariota: Guys are Flying Around
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: Tennessee Titans
Marcus Mariota Rainbow throws 2016
Marcus Mariota Rainbow throws 2016
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: Tennessee Titans Hype
Steve Mariucci challenges Marcus Mariota in the film room
Steve Mariucci challenges Marcus Mariota in the film room
Published: 2015/04/08
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Marcus Mariota Highlights | Titans vs. Dolphins | NFL Week 5 Player Highlights
Marcus Mariota Highlights | Titans vs. Dolphins | NFL Week 5 Player Highlights
Published: 2016/10/10
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The Best Young Quarterback In The NFL???!!!- Marcus Mariota Oregon Highlights
The Best Young Quarterback In The NFL???!!!- Marcus Mariota Oregon Highlights
Published: 2017/07/14
Channel: Sharpe Life
Is Marcus Mariota A Better QB Than Jameis Winston?
Is Marcus Mariota A Better QB Than Jameis Winston?
Published: 2017/01/16
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Marcus Mariota v FSU (2015 Rose Bowl)
Marcus Mariota v FSU (2015 Rose Bowl)
Published: 2015/04/02
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Marcus Mariota Mic
Marcus Mariota Mic'd Up for Dominating 4 TD Game | Jaguars vs. Titans | Inside the NFL
Published: 2015/12/10
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UNINTENTIONAL NFL QB ANALYSIS | MARCUS MARIOTA
UNINTENTIONAL NFL QB ANALYSIS | MARCUS MARIOTA
Published: 2017/07/22
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Ranking of Marcus Mariota, Andrew Luck & Cam Newton on The Top 100 Players  | May 30, 2017
Ranking of Marcus Mariota, Andrew Luck & Cam Newton on The Top 100 Players | May 30, 2017
Published: 2017/05/31
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First Take 06/04/17 | 3. Dak Prescott 5. Marcus Mariota 8. Jameis Winston
First Take 06/04/17 | 3. Dak Prescott 5. Marcus Mariota 8. Jameis Winston
Published: 2017/04/06
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Marcus Mariota (Oregon, QB) 2015 NFL Combine highlights
Marcus Mariota (Oregon, QB) 2015 NFL Combine highlights
Published: 2015/02/22
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Who will have a better 2017, Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota?
Who will have a better 2017, Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota?
Published: 2017/06/28
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Grudens QB Camp: Marcus Mariota
Grudens QB Camp: Marcus Mariota
Published: 2015/04/09
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Marcus Mariota Throw Breakdown | Performance Lab
Marcus Mariota Throw Breakdown | Performance Lab
Published: 2017/06/27
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Marcus Mariota - Ultimate College Highlights
Marcus Mariota - Ultimate College Highlights
Published: 2017/06/20
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Marcus Mariota Highlights Tennessee Titans Tribute
Marcus Mariota Highlights Tennessee Titans Tribute
Published: 2017/07/16
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Marcus Mariota || Tennessee Titans || 2015 Rookie Highlights
Marcus Mariota || Tennessee Titans || 2015 Rookie Highlights
Published: 2016/06/01
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2015 NFL Draft Rd 1 Pk 2 | Tennessee Titans Select QB Marcus Mariota
2015 NFL Draft Rd 1 Pk 2 | Tennessee Titans Select QB Marcus Mariota
Published: 2016/04/12
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Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota Film Review vs Chargers
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota Film Review vs Chargers
Published: 2017/05/29
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Marcus Mariota's 4-TD Day! | Packers vs. Titans | NFL Week 10 Player Highlights
Published: 2016/11/13
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WE GET ULTIMATE TICKETS MARCUS MARIOTA & DAMIAN SWANN! BEST QB IN THE GAME! MADDEN 17 ULTIMATE TEAM
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Published: 2016/01/23
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Marcus Mariota
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Mariota with the Tennessee Titans in 2015
No. 8 Tennessee Titans
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-10-30) October 30, 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school: Saint Louis School
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
TDINT: 45–19
Passing yards: 6,244
Completion percentage: 61.6
Passer rating: 93.8
Rushing yards: 601
Rushing touchdowns: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Marcus Ardel Taulauniu Mariota (born October 30, 1993) is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Titans second overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon where he was the starting quarterback from 2012 to 2014. As a junior in 2014, Mariota became the first Oregon player and Hawaii-born athlete to ever win the Heisman Trophy.

Early life[edit]

Mariota was born in Honolulu to Alana Deppe-Mariota and Toa Mariota and has a younger brother, Matt Mariota; he is of Samoan descent on his father's side and German descent on his mother's side. He grew up admiring the quarterback play of fellow Samoan Jeremiah Masoli, who was also a standout quarterback at the Saint Louis School and the University of Oregon.[1] Mariota describes himself as a dedicated Christian.[2]

Mariota attended the Saint Louis School in Honolulu, where he was a two-sport star in football and track. In football, he was relatively unknown until late in his high school career due to not starting until his senior season.[3] As a senior, he led St. Louis to an 11–1 record and the state title while being named PrepStar Magazine All-West Region and Interscholastic League of Honolulu Offensive Player of the Year.[4] Mariota threw for 2,597 yards on 165 of 225 passing attempts (64.7%), including 32 touchdowns against only five interceptions. He also rushed the ball 60 times for 455 yards (7.6 yards per carry) and 7 touchdowns.[5] Mariota was named to the NUC All World Game alongside eventual 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.[6]

Also a standout track and field athlete, Mariota was a state track qualifier in the sprinting and jumping events.[7] At the 2010 National Underclassman Combine, he won the camp’s “Fastest Man” and “Combine King” awards after running a 4.48-second 40-yard dash. At the 2011 HHSAA T&F Championships, he earned fourth-place finishes in both the 200-meter dash (23.41 s) and the long jump (20 ft, 7 in), while also placing tenth in the 100-meter dash event at 11.63 seconds. He also ran the second leg on the St. Louis 4 × 100 m relay squad, helping them capture the state title with a time of 42.83 seconds.[8]

High school awards and honors

Recruitment
Mariota attended an Oregon football camp in the summer of 2010, which allowed Mark Helfrich, Oregon's then offensive coordinator, to be one of the first recruiters to discover Mariota.[3] After the camp, Helfrich visited Mariota in Hawaii to watch the somewhat unrecognized quarterback practice going into his senior season.[9] Helfrich called Chip Kelly during the visit and they made the decision to immediately offer Mariota a scholarship, despite never starting a varsity game.[9]

After his senior season, he was rated the No. 2 recruiting prospect in the state of Hawaii and No. 12 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com.[10] He was recruited by the Oregon Ducks, Hawaii, Memphis, Utah, Oregon State, Washington, Arizona, Notre Dame, UCLA, and USC but was only offered a scholarship by Memphis and Oregon.[11]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Marcus Mariota
QB
Honolulu, Hawaii Saint Louis School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 211 lb (96 kg) 4.5 Oct 30, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 24 (QB)   Rivals: 24 (QB)  ESPN: 71 (QB)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career[edit]

2012 season[edit]

Mariota against the USC Trojans in 2012

After redshirting the 2011 season, 2012 showcased Mariota as the first freshman to start a season opener for the Ducks in 22 seasons.[12] He led Oregon to a 12–1 record and the #2 final season ranking while being named Pac-12 All-Conference 1st Team, Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year, and earning the 2013 Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP Award as he guided the Ducks to a 35–17 victory over #5 Kansas State.

Starting in all 13 games, Mariota threw for 2,677 yards on 230 of 336 passing attempts (68.5%), including 32 touchdowns against only 6 interceptions. He also rushed the ball 106 times for 752 yards (7.1 yards per carry) and 5 touchdowns. His athletic versatility was exhibited against Arizona State,[13] when he caught a touchdown pass, threw a touchdown pass, and then ran for an 86-yard touchdown, achieving all three scores with 12 minutes still left in first half.[14]

2013 season[edit]

Mariota earned Pac-12 All-Conference 1st Team honors for the second consecutive year[15] after setting a Pac-12 record from the end of the 2012 season into the 2013 season by attempting 353 passes without an interception.[16] Starting in all 13 games, he completed 245 of 386 passing attempts (63.5%) for 3,665 yards with 31 touchdowns and only four interceptions, while rushing for 715 yards (7.4 yards per carry) and nine touchdowns.

Mariota suffered a partial tear of the MCL against UCLA on October 26 but continued to play the remainder of the season.[17] After Oregon’s 8-0 start, Mariota was featured on the national cover of the November 4, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated[18] as the favorite to win the Heisman trophy before the #2 ranked Ducks fell to #6 Stanford on November 7. Despite Oregon's 11–2 season record and top-ten ranking, Mariota’s sophomore season was considered a letdown after the Ducks failed to reach a BCS bowl berth for the first time since the 2008 season.[19]

After a loss to Arizona on Nov 23, Oregon’s first loss to an unranked opponent since 2008,[20] Mariota and the Ducks bounced back to beat rival Oregon State 36–35 in the Civil War. Mariota threw a touchdown pass to Josh Huff with 29 seconds remaining to give Oregon the come from behind victory over the Beavers.[21]

Mariota guided the Ducks to their third consecutive bowl victory, beating Texas 30–7 in the 2013 Alamo Bowl while being honored as the game's Offensive MVP after rushing for 133 yards on 15 carries and finishing with 386 total yards. He finished the season with 4,380 yards of total offense, becoming the only player in Oregon history to eclipse 4,000 yards in a season.[22]

2014 season[edit]

Mariota scrambling against South Dakota in 2014

Prior to the Alamo Bowl on December 30, 2013, Mariota announced his decision to bypass the NFL Draft and return for the 2014 season.[23] Considered by many to be a Heisman Trophy favorite entering the 2014 season, Mariota was named to watch lists for the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, and Davey O'Brien Award. Prior to the start of the 2014 season Mariota was considered one of the best prospects for the NFL Draft.

On December 11, 2014 at the annual College Football Awards show in Orlando, Florida, Mariota won the Davey O'Brien Award for the nation's best quarterback, and the Walter Camp and Maxwell Award's, both awarded to the nation's best football player.[24] The next day back in Eugene, Mariota graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor's degree in General Sciences, with an emphasis on human physiology, accomplishing one of his goals in returning to play after the 2013 season.[25]

On December 13, 2014, Mariota became the first Oregon Duck and Hawaii-born athlete to win the Heisman Trophy.[26] He had 788 out of 891 (88.4%) of the first place votes, and 90.9% of the total points.

After a 12–1 regular season record,[27] the Ducks were selected to play in the 2015 Rose Bowl, a semifinal game in the College Football Playoff, against Florida State. Mariota was named the Offensive MVP in the 59–20 victory, after throwing for 338 yards with two passing touchdowns and rushing for 62 yards with one touchdown.[28] With the win, Oregon faced Ohio State in the National Championship and lost 42–20. Coming into this game, he was set to clinch the All-Time lowest interception record, until the final 27 seconds where the last pass of the game was intercepted by Eli Apple. It was his final collegiate game as he entered the 2015 NFL Draft a few days later.[29]

College statistics[edit]

Passing Rushing
Season Team GP W-L COMP ATT PCT YDS YDS/C TD INT RAT QBR ATT YDS YDS/A TD
2012 Oregon 13 12–1 230 336 68.52 2,677 11.6 32 6 163.22 86.22 106 7524 7.1 5
2013 Oregon 13 11–2 245 386 63.5 3,665 15.0 31 4 167.72 88.02 96 715 7.44 9
2014 Oregon 15 13–2 304 445 68.3 4,454 14.71 422 41 181.71 90.81 135 7704 5.74 154
Career Oregon 41 36–5 779 1,167 66.8 10,796 13.8 105 14 171.8 337 2,237 6.6 29

1 - NCAA Leader
2 - Pac-12 Leader
3 - NCAA Leader (QB)
4 - Pac-12 Leader (QB)

Awards & honors[edit]

Mariota (right) against Stanford

2012[edit]

  • Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year [30]
  • Pac-12 All-Conference 1st Team (Pac-12 Coaches,[31] ESPN.com, Phil Steele[32])
  • Pac-12 Academic All-Conference Honorable Mention[33]
  • Honorable Mention All-America (SI.com)[34]
  • Manning Award Finalist
  • Team’s Most Outstanding Player (Skeie’s Award)
  • Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP (January 3, 2013)

2013[edit]

  • Pac-12 All-Conference 1st Team (Pac-12 Coaches,[31] Phil Steele[35])
  • Sports Illustrated Cover, Aug 19
  • Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Pac-12 Coaches) Oct 7
  • Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, Oct 13
  • Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Pac-12 Coaches) Oct 14
  • Sports Illustrated Cover, Nov 4
  • Team's Most Outstanding Player (Skeie's Award)
  • Team's Most Inspirational Player (Wilford Gonyea Award)
  • Alamo Bowl Offensive MVP
  • CFPA Quarterback Trophy Winner[36]

2014[edit]

Mariota in the pocket against Colorado
  • Athlon Sports National Player of the Week[37] Sep 7
  • Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week[38] Sep 7
  • Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Pac-12 Coaches)[39] Sep 8
  • Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week[40] Sep 9
  • Sports Illustrated Cover, Sep 22
  • Senior Bowl National Offensive Player of the Week[41] Oct 20
  • Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Pac-12 Coaches)[42] Oct 27
  • Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Pac-12 Coaches)[43] Nov 3
  • Team's Most Outstanding Player (Skeie's Award)
  • Team's Most Inspirational Player (Wilford Gonyea Award)†
  • Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year (Pac-12 Coaches)
  • Pac-12 All-Conference 1st Team (Pac-12 Coaches)
  • Pac-12 Championship Game MVP
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
  • Polynesian College Football Player of the Year[44]
  • Davey O'Brien Award
  • Walter Camp Award
  • Walter Camp All-America Team
  • Maxwell Award
  • Heisman Trophy[45]
  • Associated Press Player of the Year[46]
  • Sports Illustrated Cover, Dec 29
  • Rose Bowl Offensive MVP (January 1, 2015)
  • Manning Award

†Shared award

Records[edit]

Pac-12 Conference

  • Career total touchdowns, 135
  • Single season total offense, 5,224 yards (2014)
  • Single season total touchdowns, 58 (2014)
  • Freshman passing touchdowns, 32 (2012)
  • Passes attempted without an interception, 353 (2012-2013)

Oregon

  • Career total offensive yards, 13,089 yards
  • Career passing yards, 10,801
  • Career passing touchdowns, 105 TD
  • Single season passing yards, 4,454 yards (2014)
  • Single season passing touchdowns, 42 (2014)
  • Single game passing touchdowns, 6 TD (2012, at California)

Conference records are also school records; once a conference record is recorded, its corresponding school record is removed. For example, the record for single season total touchdowns is only recorded in the conference section, but it is both a conference record and University of Oregon record.

Professional career[edit]

Mariota was selected with the second overall pick in the first round by the Tennessee Titans in the 2015 NFL draft behind Jameis Winston.[47][48]

In 2016, Oregon unveiled their 30,000 square-foot Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3¾ in 222 lb 32 in 9⅞ in 4.52 s 1.57 s 2.62 s 4.11 s 6.87 s 36 in 10 ft 1 in 33[49]
All values from NFL Combine

2015 season: Rookie year[edit]

In May 2015, Mariota had the best-selling NFL jersey in the league, beating out the first overall pick Jameis Winston, of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tom Brady, who had the #2 and #3 selling jerseys, respectively. "It's surreal for me, it's such an honor," Mariota said. "For me it's one of those deals, looking back on it in the future, it's a crazy, crazy deal for sure."[50]

Mariota and the Titans agreed to a contract on July 21, 2015. This made Mariota the last first-round pick to be signed and for the second straight year, the Titans were the last team to sign their first-round pick.[51] Mariota signed a 4-year, $24,213,974 contract with the Tennessee Titans. This includes a $15,870,164 signing bonus, $24,213,974 guaranteed, with an average annual salary of $6,053,494. [52]

Mariota made his professional debut on August 14, 2015 in the first preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons where he completed 7 out of 8 passes for 94 yards with an interception and a lost fumble returned for a touchdown.

Playing his first career regular season game on September 13, 2015 in Week 1 against the 2015 first overall draft pick Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mariota threw for 209 yards and four touchdowns in a 42–14 victory.[53][54] In that game, Mariota gained a perfect passer rating of 158.3, making him the first quarterback in NFL history to attain a perfect passer rating in his first regular season game. Mariota became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw four touchdown passes in the first half of his NFL debut.[55] He is also the youngest quarterback to reach the perfect passer rating (21 years, 318 days), surpassing Robert Griffin III.

In Week 2 against 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns, Mariota completed 21 of his 37 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns in the 28–14 loss.

In week 3 Mariota played his first regular season home game. Against the Indianapolis Colts, Mariota completed 27 out of 44 passes for 367 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the 35–33 loss. Mariota became the Tennessee Titans youngest quarterback to throw for over 300 yards in a game. He also holds an NFL record for touchdown passes in his first 3 games (8).

On November 8, Mariota picked up his second career win and his first fourth-quarter/OT comeback in a 34–28 overtime win over the New Orleans Saints, a game in which Mariota threw for a career high 371 yards and four touchdowns. He also became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to have two games with four touchdowns and no interceptions.

In week 13, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he went 20/29, throwing for 268 yards with 3 touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 112 yards on the day, including an 87-yard run for a touchdown. The Titans won the game 42–39.

In Week 14, in the third quarter, running back Antonio Andrews threw a 41-yard passing touchdown to Mariota in the wildcat formation. Mariota became the first quarterback in franchise history to catch a touchdown reception. He also became the first NFL player since 1983 season to pass for a touchdown, rush for a touchdown and catch a touchdown pass of at least 40 yards (last player was Walter Payton).[56]

In week 15, Mariota completed 3 of 6 passes for 32 yards against the New England Patriots before leaving the game in the second quarter with a knee injury.[57] The next day on December 21, it was revealed that Mariota was diagnosed with another MCL sprain, and the Titans announced that he would miss the remainder of the season. Zach Mettenberger played in his place. In 12 games of his rookie year in 2015, Mariota had 2,818 passing yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 252 yards with 2 rushing touchdowns.

2016 season[edit]

Mariota was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November after passing for 1,124 yards with 11 touchdowns and just two interceptions.[58] He fractured his right fibula in Week 16 in a 38-17 Christmas Eve loss to the Jaguars. He underwent surgery and was out for the remainder of the season.[59][60][61] Without Mariota, the Titans finished 9-7 but missed out on the playoff for the 8th consecutive year.

Mariota finished the 2016 season with a career-high 3,426 passing yards with 26 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.[62]

NFL statistics[edit]

Teams Passing Rushing
Season Team GP GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
2015 Tennessee Titans 12 12 230 370 62.2 2,818 7.6 19 10 91.5 34 252 7.4 2
2016 Tennessee Titans 15 15 276 451 61.2 3,426 7.6 26 9 95.6 60 349 5.8 2
NFL Career 27 27 506 821 61.6 6,244 7.6 45 19 93.8 94 601 6.4 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "In His Own Words: Marcus Mariota". Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 
  3. ^ a b "Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota considered Huskies before signing with Ducks". The Seattle Times. 
  4. ^ "Marcus Mariota Bio". goducks.com. 
  5. ^ Oregon, University of. "Marcus Mariota". Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "National Underclassmen - Football Combines - Football Recruiting - Football Camp & High School Football Showcase". Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2014's Top Rated College QBs athleticism is key -". trackingfootball.com. 
  8. ^ "2011 ILH Track and Field Championship". MileSplit Hawaii. 
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  11. ^ Sports, Yahoo!. "Marcus Mariota Recruiting". Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Ten moments that shaped the Ducks' season: A dazzling debut for Marcus Mariota and the Ducks". OregonLive.com. 
  13. ^ "Fast-striking Oregon demolishes Arizona State". Yahoo Sports. October 19, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Oregon Ducks vs. Arizona State Sun Devils - Recap - October 18, 2012 - ESPN". ESPN.com. 
  15. ^ "Mariota, Ekpre-Olomu and Grasu Repeat as Pac-12 Honorees". goducks.com. 
  16. ^ Los Angeles Times (November 23, 2013). "Oregon's Marcus Mariota has first pass intercepted since 2012". latimes.com. 
  17. ^ "Oregon football: Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota says his left knee is 'good'". OregonLive.com. 
  18. ^ "Oregon QB Marcus Mariota graces the national cover of this week's Sports Illustrated". SI.com. 
  19. ^ "Oregon Insider: Ducks' Mark Helfrich picks a painful and costly time to learn a coaching lesson". OregonLive.com. 
  20. ^ "Arizona 42, No. 5 Oregon 16: A 'punch in the gut' defeat creates questions for the Ducks". OregonLive.com. 
  21. ^ "Civil War: The Ducks win a game for the ages as the legacies of Marcus Mariota and Josh Huff are defined". OregonLive.com. 
  22. ^ "Postgame Notebook - No. 10 Oregon vs. Texas". goducks.com. 
  23. ^ "Marcus Mariota of Oregon Ducks to return for junior season - ESPN". ESPN.com. 
  24. ^ Greif, Andrew (December 11, 2014). "College Football Awards Show live chat recap: Marcus Mariota wins Walter Camp, Davey O'Brien, Maxwell awards". Oregonlive.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Mariota gets the award he came back for: A college degree". University of Oregon. December 12, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Marcus Mariota of Oregon Wins Heisman Trophy, and Hawaii Rejoices". New York Times. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Football - Schedule - GoDucks.com - The University of Oregon Official Athletics Web Site". goducks.com. 
  28. ^ "Oregon Ducks vs. Florida State Seminoles - Recap - January 01, 2015 - ESPN". ESPN.com. 
  29. ^ "Marcus Mariota of Oregon Ducks to declare for NFL draft - ESPN". ESPN.com. 
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