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  Chris Marinelli
Chris Marinelli

Player Profile

Braintree, MA

High School:
Boston College HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 300



AT STANFORD: Stanford's most experienced offensive lineman with 28 career starts to his credit heading into the 2009 season...will work with Andrew Phillips at left guard after playing primarily on the right side last season...fifth-year senior made 22 consecutive starts (last two in '06, all 12 in '07 and first eight in '08) before sitting out the Washington State game last season due to injury.

2008 (SENIOR): All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection...started 11 of 12 games, missing only the Washington State game with injury...started the first six games and the season finale at right tackle...made three starts (Arizona, UCLA, USC) at left tackle and one (Oregon) at right guard...separated his left shoulder at UCLA and missed the Washington State game, snapping his string of 22 consecutive starts...helped pave the way for one of the most successful rushing attacks in Stanford history as the Cardinal finished the season with 2,395 yards on the ground, which ranked as the second-highest single-season total in school history...Stanford finished second in the Pac-10 in rushing offense, averaging 199.6 yards per game.

2007 (JUNIOR): Started all 12 games as right tackle and earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors...earned the Frank Rehm Award, awarded annually to the most outstanding lineman in the Big Game.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 games and started five of the last six games at right tackle...selected to the Pac-10's All-Freshman team...earned his first career start against Arizona and was in the starting lineup the next two weekends at Arizona State and vs. USC...did not start the Washington game but was back in a starting role for the last two games of the year against Oregon State and Cal.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Boston College High School in the Dorchester section of Boston...rated as one of the top prospects in the nation and New England following his senior season...All-East selection by SuperPrep and PrepStar...was rated as the eighth-best recruit in New England by SuperPrep...listed as the fifth-best recruit in Massachusetts and 11th-best recruit in New England by Rivals.com...three-year starter at defensive tackle and two-year starter on offense, where he played tight end as a junior and offensive tackle as a senior...for his career, finished with 160 tackles, 17 sacks, 12 pass breakups, 10 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, one interception and a forced safety...earned all-conference, All-Eastern Mass and all-state honors as a senior...named all-scholastic and a conference all-star in football and track and field...was a two-year letterwinner in basketball and earned three letters in track...top marks included 52-8 in the shot and 159-7 in the discus...finished third at the state indoor meet in the shot put in 2005...Massachusetts All-State Coaches Invitational discus champion...New England qualifier in discus as a senior...two-time qualifier for the state meet in discus...National Honor Society member...achieved maxima cum laude on the national Latin exam...comes from a football family, as his father, Jim, played at Northeastern; uncle Joe at New Hampshire; and cousin, Mike, at Penn... majoring in classics and economics.

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