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Marcus Mariota Pop Quiz

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.

After two seasons with the Las Vegas Raiders, Hawaii’s Marcus Mariota has found a new NFL home. The former Saint Louis School QB and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner today signed a two-year, $18.75-million contract with the Atlanta Falcons just hours after the team parted ways with longtime starter Matt Ryan.

Here’s a short Trivia Quiz highlighting the life and career of one of Hawaii’s favorite football sons:


  1. Who preceded Mariota as Saint Louis School’s starting QB? (He later played at Utah State and Hawaii.)
  2. Besides football, Mariota excelled in what other sport in high school?
  3. Who was Mariota’s first head coach at Oregon: Lincoln Riley, Chip Kelly or Mark Helfrich?
  4. Mariota captured the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Name the Wisconsin running back that came in second in the voting.
  5. Which team beat Mariota and the Ducks in the 2015 national championship game?
  6. Mariota was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Who went No. 1?
  7. How many TD passes did Mariota throw for in his regular-season NFL debut: one, two or four?
  8. True or False: Mariota is the only player in NFL history to throw a TD pass to himself in a playoff game?
  9. As a Raider in 2020, Mariota replaced an injured Derek Carr in the first quarter and passed for 226 yards, rushed for 88 yards and accounted for two TDs. Who was the opponent: the Dolphins, Broncos or Chargers?
  10. What is the name of Mariota’s philanthropical organization?


  1. Jeremy Higgins.
  2. Mariota was also a track and field standout.
  3. Chip Kelly. Helfrich took the reins in 2013 after Kelly departed for the NFL.
  4. Melvin Gordon.
  5. Ohio State defeated Oregon, 42-20.
  6. Florida State’s Jameis Winston was the No. 1 pick.
  7. He threw four TD passes. and they were all in the first half.
  8. True. He did it against the Kansas City Chiefs in a 2017 AFC wildcard game. The Titans won, 22-21 – the franchise’s first postseason win since 2004.
  9. The Chargers beat the Raiders, 30-27, in overtime.
  10. Motiv8 Foundation. Click here for more information: LEARN MORE.

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