Former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota reacts to being drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the second pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft in Honolulu. Mariota proposed to his college sweetheart, Kiyomi Cook — who was by his side at the draft party, but not pictured — over the weekend on the UO campus, it was reported Wednesday, June 24. No wedding date has been set.
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The Las Vegas Raiders quarterback popped the question to his college sweetheart, Kiyomi Cook, over the past weekend and the couple are now engaged, according to a report on Wednesday. Mariota proposed to Kiyomi on the Oregon campus. No wedding date has been set.
Mariota met Cook while the two were students at Oregon. Cook, who is from Gresham, Oregon, attended Barlow High School. She was a midfielder on the Ducks’ women’s soccer team from 2011-14.
Cook was by Mariota’s side at a draft party when he was the No. 2 pick by the Tennessee Titans in the 2015 NFL draft. She reportedly joined him in Nashville, where she coached a middle school soccer team.
Cook’s mother, Carol, is a graduate of the University of Hawaii and her mother and father graduated from Leilehua High School in Wahiawa, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu.
Mariota signed a two-year, $17.5 million contract with the Las Vegas Raiders in March. He is expected to start the season as the backup to Derek Carr. His $7.5 million salary for the 2020 season makes him the highest-paid backup quarterback in the NFL.
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