Marcus Mariota

Short bio: 

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


Heisman Trophy (2014)


Tennessee Titans
Baptist Sports Park
460 Great Circle Rd.
Nashville, TN 37228


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Submitted by Kim Glidewell (not verified) on

Good morning! I am not sure I am going about this the right way, but figured I would never know and would hate myself if I didn't at least try! My step dad is a member for the US Air force. His name is Neal Rutter, and he is the most hard working and patriotic person I know. He is retiring after 32 years of loyal service...and is less then thrilled about it. Needless to say after that long we are all trying to make it a day to remember. Everyone has got him great gifts... and I have been asked what he really wants a dozen times. He bleeds red white and blue... and green and yellow. We have a DUCK room in our house. They only decorations allowed is DUCKS and the memorial for my brother, who is no longer with us but also served our country. It's the two things that mean the most to him. He has made a recent exception, for the "most genuine raw athletic player in football" (his words), we now have Tennessee Titan gear in the Duck room!
So, this long shot, haymaker if you will, is just to see, is there any chance we could send him out the way he deserves with something magical to add to his room? I dream of a signed football, a visit from Marcus himself, or puddles to do 32 push ups at his retirement party (October 2 at 11am in Klamath falls Oregon on base at Kingsley Field)! These are long shots I know, but he has served so we can be dreamers... thank you for your time! Have a great day!

Kim Glidewell

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Submitted by Hokulani (not verified) on

Dear Mr. Mariota,
Thank you for your example as a Hawaii student-athlete.

I am heading a Titan Project which is about 30 Hawaii athletic directors going to Nashiville, Tennessee from December 9 - 14 for an athletic director’s conference. There is a game scheduled for Sunday, December 11 and we will all be attending that game (don’t worry we not asking for free tickets). I am hoping we (Hawaii athletic directors) can meet you after the game for photos and autographs.

I’ve emailed, I guess a place where we can schedule you for the meet and greet, but we do not have that kind of money to pay that site. Or you can invite us to your house for a Hawaii party (if that is allowed). Just tell us what you want to eat and we will do our best to bring it to you.

I hope you get this letter, as you will make a lot of people in the group very happy to meet you. Don’t worry, I’d rather go to an Oakland game, please don’t take me the wrong way. I just prefer Oakland.

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Submitted by Jack McKee (not verified) on

Hi Marcus,
I'm sorry you got hurt. I hope you feel better soon! I hope you have a merry Christmas too! Go Titans!… And go Ducks!

Your friend in Eugene,
Jack McKee, 4th Grade
Gilham Elementary School

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