Jan. 10, 2011STANFORD PAGE MARECIC PROFILE
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Stanford fullback-linebacker Owen Marecic has won the inaugural Paul Hornung Award.
The award given out by the Louisville Sports Commission honors the most versatile player in college football.
Marecic won over Kentucky wide receiver-kick returner Randall Cobb and TCU wide receiver-kick returner Jeremy Kerley.
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Marecic carried 23 times for 46 yards and five touchdowns and was the fifth leading tackler with 51 stops for the Cardinal (12-1).
A 16-member selection committee comprised of sports journalists and former NFL stars voted for the award.
The award is named for 1956 Heisman Trophy winner and Louisville native Paul Hornung.
Warriors rookie Jordan Bell made an instant impact for the team this season. But as of late, his playing time has dwindled. In four of the Warriors' last five games, Bell has been inactive.
“It's just the life of a rookie,” Bell said to The Athletic. “That's what Steve Kerr always tells me. It's not because I'm playing bad. Just gotta be professional about it and stay ready. It's like being a freshman all over again.”
While Bell wants to be on the court with his teammates, what he appreciates most from Steve Kerr is his communication. Kerr is always honest about when he won't play Bell and he keeps the former Oregon Duck encouraged.
“He talks to me about it every time he sees me,” Bell said. “Lets me know I'm not going to be active. Keep doing what you're doing, you're doing good. But it still f------ sucks. You're playing well and it doesn't mean anything because you're younger. It sucks, but you got to be professional about it.”
Bell has played in 12 of the Warriors' 18 games this season. The 22-year-old is averaging 3.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game over 8.3 minutes per game.
The Warriors bought the 38th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft from the Chicago Bulls and selected Bell. On Friday night, the Warriors, and perhaps Bell, play the Bulls for the first time this season.
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