- Birth Name Marcus Ardel Taulauniu Mariota
- Birth Place Honolulu, Hawaii
- Famous Name Marcus Mariota
- Father Toa Mariota
- Mother Alana Deppe-Mariota
- Net Worth $6 million
- Salary $7,704,446 (2018)
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity Mix
- Currently Married N/A
- Divorce N/A
- Affair with Kiyomi Cook
- Girlfriend Kiyomi Cook
Marcus Mariota is an American football quarterback who plays for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oregon and was picked 2nd overall in the 2015 NFL Draft by Titans.
Mariota is not married yet. But, he is dating his girlfriend. His girlfriend as of 2018 is Kiyomi Cook. His net worth in 2018 is assumed to be about $6 million.
Marcus Mariota Bio, Early Life, and Education
A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Marcus Mariota was born as Marcus Ardel Tafuna Taulauniu Mariota on 30 0ctober, 1993, to Alana Deppe-Mariota and Toa Mariota. His birth sign is Scorpio. He holds an American nationality and is of multiracial by his ethnicity. He has a younger brother named, Matt Mariota.
Mariota grew up adoring the quarterback play of fellow Samoan Jeremiah Masoli, who was also a standout quarterback at the Saint Louis School and the University of Oregon.
He enrolled at Saint Louis School, where he was a dual-sports star in track and football. In football, he was relatively unknown until late in his high school career due to not starting until his senior season. In his senior years, he earned several awards and honors including HHSAA Division 1 State Football Championship, Interscholastic League of Honolulu Offensive Player of the Year, PrepStar Magazine All-West Region and Hawaii Gatorade Player of the Year.
Upon graduation, he enrolled at the University of Oregon. After redshirting the 2011 season, he was made college career debut in 2012 as the first freshman to start a season opener for the Ducks in 22 seasons.
Professional Career of Marcus Mariota
In the 2015 NFL Draft, Mariota was picked with the second overall pick in the first round by the Tennessee Titans, behind Jameis Winston.
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In the first half of his NFL debut, Mariota became the very first quarterback in NFL history to throw 4 touchdown passes. Also, he is the youngest quarterback to reach the perfect passer rating, surpassing Robert Griffin III.
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On 18th April 2018, the Titans picked up the fifth-year option on Mariota's contract. In a 34-17 Week 12 defeat to the Texans, he completed his first 19 passes and throwing for 303 yards as well as 2 touchdowns. He finished the game recording 22-23 passes for a completion percentage of 95.7.
Marcus Mariota's Personal Life
Mariota's fans are much curious to know about his spouse, children, and affairs. He is neither married nor single. Currently, he is involved in a romantic relationship with his college sweetheart Kiyomi Cook. The pair met in 2014 while attending the University of Oregon and reported to be dating since then. Nevertheless, their relationship became public a year later after they spotted together in Mariota's NFL Draft Party in 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
What's more, Mariota's darling is a native of Gresham, Oregon, who grew up in Hawaii. She started playing football at a tender age and went on to play at the University of Oregon as well as studied human physiology and earned a bachelor of science degree in 20.
Currently, she resides in Nashville with her boyfriend and works as a football, or soccer as they say in the US, coach. Not much known about Cook, she keeps all of her social media accounts private.
However, Cook is not only the love of his life. Previously, Mariota dated his high school sweetheart, Nicole Watase, well into college.
Marcus Mariota's Net Worth and Earnings
Marcus Mariota is one of the wealthy NFL players with an estimated net worth around $6 million as of 2018. He penned a 4-year contract at $24,213,974 with the Tennessee Titans, including the $15,870,164 signing bonus, $24,213,974 guaranteed and the annual salary of $6,053,494.
In the 2018 season, he earned $7,704,446 which includes base salary, signing, and roster bonus, while carrying a cap hit of $7,704,446 and a dead cap value of $4,672,541.
Apart from his NFL career, Mariota adds the decent sum to his bank account through several endorsement deals of him. His significant deal includes with one of the largest footwear manufacturing company Nike, signed in 2015. Some of his other deals are with Subway, First Hawaiian Bank, and Beats by Dre headphones.
Before, the hunk also has an endorsement deal with Nissan and was gifted a car by the company.
Further, he owns 942 square feet classy penthouse in 600 12th Ave S Apt 2206 Nashville, TN 37203, worth $1.05 million. He purchased the house back in 2015.