Turning pro didn’t start the second Marcus Mariota was drafted. Rather, his pro roots date back all the way to when he was in elementary school.
Mariota, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft to the Tennessee Titans, wrote a letter to himself in the fourth grade that promised he’d be a professional football player.
Now able to promote endorsements, the former Oregon Ducks all-time great participated in a commercial for First Hawaiian Bank that celebrates his “origins” and his commitment to playing in the NFL.