Luck headlines impressive Stanford combine class

February 22, 2012, 9:43 pm
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This week, NFL hopefuls will take the field in Indianapolis to prove there mettle amongst some of the best college football players in the nation in the 2012 NFL scouting combine.
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Stanford University will be well represented with six invitees.

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Andrew LuckHometown: Houston, TX
High School: Stratford HS
Height Weight: 6-4 235
Position: QB
Age: 22

Andrew Luck is the two-time Heisman Trophy runner up, and he is the consensus No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL draft.

His storied Stanford career places him high on the list of great Cardinal quarterbacks. He is the author of many school records, including most touchdown passes (82), most total offense (10,387 yards), most wins by a QB (31), highest winning percentage (.816) to name a few.

Luck's long list of personal awards is higlighted by twice being named to the College All-America Team. Other accolades include the 2011 Maxwell Award as Player of the Year, the 2011 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the 2011 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, 2011 Academic All-America of the Year, two-time Pac 1012 Offensive Player of the Year, three-time All Pac 1012 Team.

Last year, Luck led Stanford with career-highs in completions (288), passing yards (3,517), completion percentage (71.3), and touchdowns (37).

Chris OwusuHometown: Westlake Village, CA
High School: Oaks Christian School
Height Weight: 6-2 200
Position: WR

Chris Owusu is an athlete and talented wide receiver, but the return man has been plagued with injuries.

He was limited to seven games in 2010, and played in 10 games last year after suffering multiple concussions.

Owusu has 10 career receiving touchdowns and three career return touchdowns.

Coby FleenerHometown: Lemont, IL
High School: Joliet Catholic Academy
Height Weight: 6-6 244
Position: TE

Coby Fleener's combination of size, speed, strength and athleticism make him an attractive option at the tight end position.

Fleener is coming off his best collegiate season, snagging career-highs with 34 receptions, 667 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has 18 career scores.

Fleener missed the Senior Bowl with an injured foot, and is expected to miss the combine workouts. He will still participate in the medical testing and interview process.
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Jonathan MartinHometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Harvard-Westlake School
Height Weight: 6-6 304
Position: OT

Jonathan Martin is one of the top offensive tackles in the nation and is foregoing his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

He was an Associated Press second-team All-American after last year -- his junior year of eligibility -- and a first-team All-Pac-10 selection his sophomore season.

Martin is nicknamed "The Moose," and has been since he was too big to play Pop Warner football in California back in the fifth grade.

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David DeCastroHometown: Bellevue, WA
High School: Bellevue HS
Height Weight: 6-5 310
Position: OG

David DeCastro was one of two returning starting lineman for the impressive Cardinal front (the other was Martin).

DeCastro is lauded as a smart and dependable player and he helped open holes for two of the highest single-season rushing totals in Stanford school history.

Delano HowellHometown: Newhall, CA
High School: Hart HS
Height Weight: 5-11 198
Position: SS

Howell began his career with Stanford as a running back in 2008, but shortly after was converted to strong safety, where he made 33 starts over the past three seasons.

Howell recorded 52 tackles in 10 games last season, but it wasn't his best year at Stanford.

In 2010, he tackled 60 ball carriers, recorded one sack, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, defended five passes and snagged five interceptions.

In his four-year career, Howell has 196 tackles, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, 12 passes defended and seven interceptions.

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