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Owen Marecic

Owen Marecic
Marecic with the Cleveland Browns in the 2012 NFL season
Free agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-10-04) October 4, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth: Agoura Hills, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: Stanford University
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 124
Debuted in 2011 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history

Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

Career NFL statistics as of 2012

Owen Marecic (/məˈrsɨk/ ; born October 4, 1988) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He played at the collegiate level for Stanford University.

Early life

Marecic moved with his family around the United States following his father's career as an IT executive.[1] After New Jersey and Boston, where he played Pop Warner for the Westford/Littleton Lions, the Marecics moved to the Los Angeles area, where Owen played quarterback for a Pop Warner football team in Agoura Hills coached by former NFL player Clay Matthews.[2] One of his Pop Warner teammates was the coach's son, current Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Casey Matthews.[2] The Marecics moved to Tigard, Oregon when Owen was a sophomore in high school where he enrolled at Jesuit High School.[3] Marecic played fullback and linebacker for Jesuit, helping the team to Oregon state football titles his junior and senior years.[3]

College career

Marecic was recruited to Army, Yale, and Stanford, eventually opting to attend Stanford.[3] In his first three seasons with the Cardinal, Marecic was used primarily as a fullback, blocking for Toby Gerhart. He was an excellent blocking fullback, and seldom carried the ball. In his junior year Marecic was brought in as an inside linebacker in short yardage situations.[1] In his senior season of 2010, Marecic's part-time linebacker assignment became full-time. He was the only player in the Football Bowl Subdivision to start on both offense (at fullback) and defense (at inside linebacker).[2] In the fourth game of the season against Notre Dame, Marecic scored a pair of touchdowns within 13 seconds of one another, first as a fullback on a short dive play, then 13 seconds later making an interception from his inside linebacker position, running it back for a score. In doing so he became the first player to score touchdowns on both offense and defense in the same game since Eric Weddle in 2006.[3][4][5]

On January 10, 2011, he was named the inaugural winner of the Paul Hornung Award as the most versatile player in college football.[6]

Professional career

2011 NFL Draft

On April 30, 2011 Marecic was selected in the 4th round by the Cleveland Browns with the 124th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was projected to play at fullback rather than linebacker. The Browns were reportedly impressed with his work ethic and approach to the game.[7]

Cleveland Browns

Marecic made the Browns roster, contributing in 2011 primarily as a blocking back for running backs Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty. He was cut by the Browns on August 27, 2013.

San Francisco 49ers

On September 17, 2013, the 49ers signed Marecic to a one-year contract. Marecic played at Stanford under current 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.[8] He was released on October 1, 2013.


External links

  • Stanford football profile

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