Aug. 8, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Stanford's Chris Owusu looks to follow in the foot steps of teammate Owen Marecic, the inaugural winner of the Paul Hornung Award last season, as Owusu is on the initial watch list for college football's best two-way player.
Named after one of college football's most versatile players, Hornung set the standard for two-way players in the 1950s. Marecic, who started both ways for the No. 4 Orange Bowl champion Cardinal in 2011, was named the inaugural winner last season and attended the ceremony with Hornung and his family.
In three seasons as a Cardinal wide receiver and kickoff return specialist, Owusu has 67 career receptions for 1,158 yards and eight receiving touchdowns. In 70 career kickoff returns, Owusu is averaging 27.9 yards per catch, including three touchdown runs during the 2009 season for touchdowns. His electrifying runs his sophomore season included 94 and 91 yard runs for touchdowns against San Jose State and Washington. He returned one kickoff for 88 yards against USC in 2010. He have five kickoff returns of 75 yards or greater.
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