Jan. 25, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Two-way standout Owen Marecic was awarded with the inaugural Paul Hornung Award at a sold out ceremony at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.
The all-conference linebacker and fullback, who averaged 110 plays per game accepted the award from the Louisville Sports Commission and the NFL Hall of Famer himself, Paul Hornung.
Help in honoring Marecic was Louisville mayor Greg Fischer and Reverend Charles Thompson the vicar general in Louisville.
Marecic, who will graduate with a degree in biology, was already in the Southeast in Mobile, and was flown up following his morning practice for the Senior Bowl with Stanford teammates Sione Fua and newly added, Richard Sherman. The Senior Bowl takes place on Saturday.
Stanford assistant Brian Polian introduced Marecic, who also chatted with members of the Louisville media prior to the ceremony. Marecic was also joined by his parents, two uncles from Pittsburgh and relatives from Nashville at the event and also had a brief question and answer with CBS Sports' Lesley Visser, a member of the Louisville Sports Commission.