Marcus Mariota

219 lbs

Marcus Mariota


Marcus Ardel Taulauniu Mariota was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 30, 1993. A quarterback for the Oregon Ducks, he has been named offensive MVP in two bowl games and was named as the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year for 2012.

Mariota attended Saint Louis School, but remained something of an unknown commodity until late into his high school career. In the summer of 2010, Mariota attended an Oregon football camp, where he caught the attention of Mark Helfrich, who was Oregon's offensive coordinator at the time. Despite the fact that Mariota had never started a varsity game at that point, Helfrich and Chip Kelly offered him a scholarship soon after, which Mariota committed to.

In his senior year, Mariota helped to lead St. Louis to the HHSAA Division 1 State Championship, with the...