Iron Man Owen Marecic Playing Fullback in the NFL
Owen Marecic is an LBS favorite for being a true throwback player. In case you’re unaware of who he is, Marecic was a two-way starter for Stanford last season, playing both fullback and linebacker. In the Cardinal’s blowout win over Notre Dame, he actually scored a touchdown from both sides of the ball.
Our respect for a baller that plays both ways and at a school as academically imposing as Stanford is self evident, so obviously we’re rooting for him to have a successful NFL career. And when that career begins, Marecic will likely limit himself to the offensive side of the ball.
Marecic told the San Francisco Chronicle he will focus on playing fullback in the pros. “I feel more comfortable there, and that’s where I project the best at the next level,” Marecic said.
In addition to focusing on fullback, Marecic has made another change, going anti-Clay Matthews. He’s cut his long hair and donated it to be used on wigs for cancer patients. Does it get much better than that? It’s too bad there are so many passing teams in the league who don’t have much use for a fullback because that cuts down on his potential job market. Regardless, we have a feeling Marecic will find success wherever he goes.