The next chapter in Marcus Mariota’s football life will officially begin on Thursday, April 30th when the NFL Draft 2015 begins, as he is slated to be selected early in the first round.
Marcus Mariota reflects on his purpose as he trains for the next step in his career. This is the second installment of a documentary series that captures the inspiration and motivations that drive Nike athletes in their training.
“My training is focused on just taking it one day at a time and finding new ways to improve myself – physically and mentally. By observing the weaknesses that I have, and working hard on those in training to make those into strengths, I give myself the best opportunity to succeed,” said Mariota.
Inspired by a lifelong dream to play professional football at the highest level, and motivated by the love and support of a close-knit group of family and friends, Mariota is laser focused on making his mark at the next level in his sport. The next remarkable chapter in a life defined by relentless effort and incredible focus begins. Whatever his fate, Mariota’s training investment prepares him for the challenges at the next level.
“My focus and training effort is driven at its core by a passion for the game. For the love of the game. That’s what motivates me to train so hard or go out there and play at the best of my abilities – because that’s really who I am and what I’m about. It’s the game I love.”
Source: Nike, Inc.