Oct. 25, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky - Stanford two-way standout Owen Marecic earned recognition as one of the Paul Hornung Award's most versatile performances of the week after intercepting his second pass of the season, while also making two carries and two receptions for 20 yards against Washington State on Saturday.
For Marecic, it is his fourth honor from the Louisville award committee, as the senior from Tigard, OR is one of five players nationally to earn the honor at least three times this season. The other four players-- Trent Richardson (Alabama), Randall Cobb (Kentucky), Jerrel Jernigan (Troy) and Jeremy Kerley (TCU) are all primarily offensive weapons and special teams players.
Marecic also earned the honor after rushing for a one-yard touchdown and intercepting a pass for a TD at Notre Dame in week four and following week two, when he scored a one-yard touchdown in his second start two-way start of the season at UCLA.
Overall on the season, Marecic has started both ways in five of seven games, playing a majority of the game at fullback and at linebacker. He has rushed for two touchdowns on 13 carries and 31 yards and caught five passes for 28 yards. Stanford is averaging 216.0 yards on the ground, 16th-best in the nation behind one of the nation's top fullbacks.
A first year starter on defense, he is fourth on the team in tackles (30) to go along with in 1.0 sack, 3.5 tackles for a loss, six passes defended, four pass breakups and two interceptions. He also had a team-best 10 tackles at Oregon, now the No. 1 team in the nation.
Hornung Award Page on Marecic