Football Game Notes - 09/09/13
USU also had two players honored during the league's preseason meetings as senior center Tyler Larsen and sophomore linebacker Kyler Fackrell were both named to the league's 25-player preseason first-team.
In all, approximately 51 percent of USU's student-athletes earned a 3.2 GPA to qualify for the awards.
Senior running back Joey DeMartino carried the ball 16 times for 100 yards.
Of the 95 players that were donning helmets, practice jerseys and shorts Tuesday, 25 will be seniors, 25 will be juniors, 20 will sophomores and 25 are freshmen.
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UTAH STATE: A very intelligent football player... Is an extremely hard worker both in the weight room and on the field... Can play either center or guard.
HONORS: Second-Team All-WAC (2012); Academic All-WAC (2010, 2011, 2012).
2013 PRESEASON HONORS: Phil Steele Second-Team All-Mountain West; Athlon Sports Third-Team All-Mountain West.
2012 (JR): Started all 13 games at left guard... Earned second-team all-WAC honors... Graded out at 84 percent for the year... Carried out the right assignment 98 percent of the time, including four games where he graded out at a perfect 100 percent... Graded out above 80 percent 12 times in total performance and seven times in effort... Posted 67.0 knockdowns on the season and allowed only two sacks... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2011 (SO): Saw action in all 13 games, while starting in two contests... Graded out at 81 percent for the year... Stepped in and started against Weber State (9/10) due to injury and only had one missed assignment in 65 plays, while tallying five knockdowns... A versatile player who saw action at both guard and center... Played a total of 88 plays in 2011, while only having one missed assignment the entire season... Finished the year with 20 knockdowns... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2010 (FR): Saw action in five games in different positions on both offense and special teams... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2009 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named Deseret News 3A MVP and earned first-team all-state honors, anchoring both offensive and defensive lines as center and nose guard in leading Juan Diego (Utah) High School to the 3A state championship with an unblemished 14-0 record... Also earned all-region accolades... Posted 91 tackles with 11 sacks, along with two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery on defense as a senior after logging 32 tackles with six sacks his junior season... Also an all-state and all-region heavyweight wrestler, finishing third at state after being a region champion... Was also state champion in both the discus and shot put... Earned academic all-state accolades.
PERSONAL: in Salt Lake City, Utah... Son of Jim and Mary Markosian... Has two brothers... Majoring in civil engineering with future plans of working in an engineering firm... Hobbies include skiing, hiking and camping... Last name is pronounced Mar-koz-ian.