Nov. 15, 2010
STANFORD, Calif.-- Stanford's two-way standout Owen Marecic was named one of the Hornung Award's national “top performers of the week” following his two touchdown, and key pass breakup performance at Arizona State on Saturday.
Marecic, whose two-way heroics have already led him to four Hornung Award honors, picked up his third and fourth rushing touchdowns of the season in Tempe, the ladder, with 5:14 left in the game to give the Cardinal a 17-13 lead.
Marecic, who started both ways for the seventh time this season, made three tackles on Saturday and also broke up a Steven Threet pass during ASU's last drive of the game, leading to Stanford's ninth win of the season. Two of Marecic's tackles came in the fourth quarter.
Marecic has rushed for four touchdowns on 18 carries with 37 yards this season on the ground; caught nine passes for 75 yards—including one catch for 10 yards at ASU; and made 35 tackles, one sack and two interceptions in his first year as a starter. As the team's starting fullback he has paved the way for 213.5 yards per game on the ground for the Cardinal, 17th-best in the nation.
Marecic's remarkable season has also included a one-yard rushing touchdown followed by a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown in a span of 13 seconds at Notre Dame.
Marecic was also featured in the New York Times on Friday, the story is linked here.
The Cardinal, ranked as high as No. 7 in the Associated Press national poll and No. 6 in the BCS Standings, heads to Berkeley on Saturday for the 113th Big Game at 12:30 p.m.