12/10/2014: Will Marcus Mariota’s girlfriend Nicole Watase be front and center at Saturday’s Heisman ceremony? With the world tuning in Saturday night to see the biggest trophy in sports given out, we’ll be looking for Mariota’s other trophy.
The anti-social (in that there’s no Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for Watase), has kept a low profile, despite the rocketing profile of her longtime boyfriend. The marine-bio major at Oregon may make a rare appearance when her boyfriend is likely to take home the biggest prize in college football.
If Nicole doesn’t make it to New York,… there’s always the draft!
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is doing his best to keep his name alive in the 2013 Heisman race, despite heavy odds being places on frontrunners Jameis Winston and Johnny Manziel. In a Heisman class light on WAGs, we’re certainly hoping he makes the finalist dinner, because Marcus Mariota’s girlfriend Nicole Watase will be right at the top of the class.
Mariota and Watase have been together since high school, where Watase attended Sacred Hearts Academy, and has now joined Mariota at Oregon. Watase has done some modeling work with the relatively limited resume you’d expect from a 19 year old college sophomore. Mariota is not shy at all about his relationship with Watase, openly telling Midweek,he didn’t mind having his girlfriend mentioned publicly
Not at all, I love her to death. She’s here now and I’m happy she’s here. She’s the one, after the Washington State game, I was pretty sore, and she helped work out the kinks.
Mariota has made a positive impact on the Watase’s family, and all parties seem on board with the couple. In the same article, Nicole’s mother Karen explained their history,
Marcus took Nicole to his junior prom, and they’ve pretty much been together ever since. And then his senior year, he was the quarterback and she was cheerleading for Sacred Hearts, which cheers for Saint Louis, so they have this classic, sweet storybook thing. He’s such a polite, respectful young man, any parent who has a daughter would be happy to have him dating their daughter.
The couple looks to continue their storybook thing into New York and the Heisman ceremony. Keep your eyes peeled for these two