On the football field, one of the most important relationships is between a quarterback and his center. On the Oregon Ducks, who play in Monday night's title game against Ohio State, that relationship extends beyond the gridiron to another grass field.
Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota, back-up quarterback Jeff Lockie and starting center Hroniss Grasu can often be found playing golf together, as we found out from this video interview posted earlier this fall by The Oregonian newspaper.
Watch the video to hear what his teammates say about his golf game, and who among the trio is the best on the course:
As Grasu said in the video, "Golf is an amazing sport. It teaches you to stay focused and not to get too mad.”
Funny then that Mariota struggled at first and reportedly threatened to quit the game. Clearly that experience wasn’t enough to dissuade Mariota from swinging a golf club again, or from getting a set of golf clubs as a graduation present.