Marcus Mariota brother Matt Mariota followed the same path and has always been under the guidance of his elder brother.
Matt has always been under the shadow of his elder brother Marcus and even went to the same college, Oregon University, as him.
Marcus had an astounding career during his Oregon days and was the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner.
Moreover, Marcus’ skills lifted Ducks to the top of college football with the 2014 Pac-12 title, and they appeared in the 2015 national champion game.
As a quarterback, Marcus bonds with his younger brother Matt, who is a tight end on more levels because of their certain football positions.
The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has played with rising players like Jason Kelce, a football centre for Philadelphia Eagles.
Marcus Mariota Brother Matt Mariota
Matt was born to his supportive parents, father Toa and mother Alana Deppe, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He grew up with his famous NFL quarterback older brother Marcus, following his footsteps.
Matt did his schooling at the St. Louis School and later, for further studies, went to the University of Oregon Athletics.
During his time in Oregon, Matt started his first year in 2015 as a Linebacker, and after getting a redshirt in 2017, he shifted to the tight end position till he graduated in 2019.
However, further details about his professional life are unavailable, but it is sure that he didn’t make it to NFL like his Eagles quarterback brother Marcus.
Family Of Marcus Mariota: Parents, Wife & Daughter
Marcus Mariota, a talented quarterback, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on October 30, 1993.
His parents belong to different ethnic groups, as Alana Deppe-Mariota is of German descent and Toa Mariota is of Samoan.
Moreover, Toa, his former rugby player father, taught Marcus the essential throwing skills from age nine.
They are also the proud parents of Marcus’ younger brother, Matt Mariota, who plays football but not in the NFL.
Throughout Marcus’ collegiate football career, his parents supported and encouraged him to pursue the sport professionally.
Reportedly, the family made significant sacrifices for Marcus when he started his football career by sending him to elite football camps.
Alana and Toa’s support paid off when the Tennessee Titans selected Marcus as the second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Despite Marcus’ success and prominence in football, the Mariota family prefers to maintain their privacy from media attention.
Their focus remains on enjoying their personal lives away from the public eye.
Mett Marcus’ Beautiful Wife & Daughter
Marcus Mariota and Kiyomi Cook are college sweethearts. As mentioned in her LinkedIn profile, Cook attended the University of Oregon, where she studied human physiology and psychology.
Afterward, she pursued a master’s degree in exercise and nutrition science at Lipscomb University in Nashville.
Marcus proposed to his then-girlfriend Cook in 2020, and later a year, they married in Hawaii, and approximately 100 people attended the ceremony.
In December 2022, the couple welcomed their daughter, whom they named Makaia Kei Mariota.
Apart from their daughter, Mariota and Cook also have two dogs.
Marcus In The New Netflix ‘Quarterback’ Original Series
Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota is set to be featured in a new Netflix documentary series called “Quarterback.”
The series provides access to the lives of Mariota, Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins, and Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes.
The show follows the events of the 2022 NFL season through the perspectives of these players, who were mic’d up for every game.
Mariota had an eventful year, starting as the Falcons’ QB after being a backup for the Raiders’ Derek Carr. He played in 13 games, throwing for 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
However, Mariota was eventually benched for rookie QB Desmond Ridder and left the team when his wife gave birth to their first child.
The documentary series will showcase behind-the-scenes footage of Mariota’s journey, and it is anticipated that Oregon fans, in particular, will be eagerly watching.