Marcus Mariota NFL Photo Hits Instagram

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Marcus Mariota was the center of attention at the 2015 NFL scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. And the Heisman winner didn’t leave without a memento from NFL staff photographer Ben Liebenberg, who released a photo of Mariota on Instagram yesterday.
The photo depicts the Oregon Ducks’ highly decorated quarterback and native Hawaiian in a stunning, royal blue jacket, firmly holding a football displaying the NFL logo.

Marcus Mariota in the @NFL portrait studio at the #NFLCOMBINE @nfl_cfb @chimeralighting #mynfloffice #oregonducks #nike

 

A photo posted by Ben Liebenberg (@ben_liebenberg) on

Liebenberg vast portfolio includes photos of past NFL combine participants such as former Heisman winner Robert Griffin III and the Ducks’ Rose Bowl victory over Florida State in the College Football Playoff semi-final game.

59-20 #rosebowl #cfbplayoff

 

A photo posted by Ben Liebenberg (@ben_liebenberg) on

Liebenberg photos appear regularly in ESPN the Magazine, The New York Post, and Sports Illustrated.

Mariota’s photo session was part of the former Oregon quarterback’s ceremonious reception at the annual NFL scouting combine.

Mariota also participated in a press conference, answering a barrage of questions concerning his transition from college to the NFL and his current training with Cleveland Brown quarterbacks coach Kevin O’Connell.

Top photo by Kevin Cline

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  • hokieduck

    Interestingly, MM’s pic, above, was not included in the slide show of 25 photos on the NFL.com site. I am assuming because it was presented by Under Armour. I think that Mr. Mariota is firmly a Nike athlete now (he told the studio crew at the combine that he was giving all the UA gear away to his family members the moment he walked out of there). Loyalty. Love it.