Although Marcus Mariota finished his college years with a lot of success, he always remained humbled. He chose not to attend the NFL Draft in Chicago in order to spend time with his family in Hawaii. With Hawaii and family keeping a main place in his heart, Mariota In a Koa wood box, Nike delivered a pair of Nike Lunar Force 1s. Specially made for Mariota, the shoes have a laser etched Hawaiian tribal design. The toebox, medial side, and insoles features a prominent 8 and a wooden lacelock with the numbers 808 inscribed. The "808" represents Hawaii's area code. On Thursday night, Mariota was drafted second by the Tennesse Titans. Only two pairs were created so don't expect these to hit retail stores.
Mariota's former coach from Oregon, Chip Kelly was trying to pull strings to bring the Hawaiian superstar to Philadelphia. While that won't be the case, Mariota will look to lead the Titans offense as the QB1. Like RGIII and Andrew Luck, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota will always be used to evaluate and gauge their success.