Marcus Mariota participated in a Special Olympics event at Nissan Stadium and did something very special for those attending. The Tennessee Titans quarterback wouldn’t leave until every kid made a successful catch per Hubbs.
Mariota encouraged and threw as many passes as possible until each kid completed a catch.
“I just like seeing their faces light up,” Mariota said in a separate video produced by the team. “I enjoy being around them. I think they’ve got such a great perspective on life, and they’re always so happy.”
Head coach Mike Vrabel also participated in the event called the Music City Blitz.
Adam Germek, president of the Special Olympics of Tennessee said the participation of the Titans is so important for the community.
“I heard one of our athletes say this is the best day of his life,’ Germek said in the video, “so if that gives you any indication of the excitement that the coach and Marcus and the coaching staff and the entire Tennessee Titans staff has brought to this, that says it all.”
Also worth noting that this isn’t the first time Mariota has dedicated his time to give back to the community. During the quarterback’s days with Oregon, he would consistently interact and have good relationships with the less fortunate. Pretty awesome by Mariota.
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