Sunday, April 29, 2012
Chris Owusu, WR, Stanford signed by the San Francisco 49ers
2011 (SENIOR): Finished as the team's second leading receiver with 35 receptions for 376 yards and two touchdowns...limited to 10 games, including the Notre Dame game, when he made an appearance for the final play...received blows to the head against Washington State, USC and Oregon State which limited his playing time...missed the Oregon and Cal games after being carted off the field after sustaining a concussion in the first half at Oregon State...lined up behind Andrew Luck for the last play of the game in the regular season finale against Notre Dame...got off to a fast start, catching 22 passes, including both of his touchdowns, over the first four games of the season...pulled down seven passes for 76 yards in the opener against San Jose State...followed up with a seven-catch, 106-yard performance at Duke...caught his first TD of the season with 39 seconds left in the second quarter, hauling in a 10-yard scoring strike from Luck...caught two passes for 45 yards in the win over Arizona, including a 39-yard grab...had six catches for 48 yards and a touchdown against UCLA...caught a five-yard pass from Luck with 1:51 left in the game to close out the scoring...showed tremendous courage one week after being forced out of the Washington State game by pulling down five passes for 40 yards against Washington...had three catches for 21 yards in Stanford's 58-46 triple-overtime thriller against USC...caught two passes for six yards against Oregon State before being forced out of the game after absorbing a blow to the head...also averaged 22.1 yards in his eight kickoff returns...has averaged 27.3 yards (2,132 total) in his 78 career kickoff returns, which ranks second all-time on Stanford's career list...has 102 career receptions for 1,534 yards (15.0) and 10 receiving touchdowns...
2010 (JUNIOR): Was limited to seven games due to various injuries...caught 25 passes for 396 yards (15.8) and three touchdowns in his seven games...also averaged 24.3 yards (462 total) in his 19 kickoff returns with a long of 88...missed the first two games of the season against Sacramento State and UCLA...made his season debut against Wake Forest and caught three passes for 65 yards and two touchdowns in Stanford's 68-24 victory over the Demon Deacons...eight-yard pass from Luck at the 9:12 mark accounted for Stanford's first touchdown on the game...was on the receiving end of a 35-yard touchdown strike at the 6:24 mark of the first quarter that gave the Cardinal a 14-7 lead...caught two passes for 23 yards at Notre Dame...hauled in six receptions for 52 yards at Oregon...turned in a three-catch, 73-yard effort against USC...pulled down a 35-yard reception from Luck in the second quarter...missed the Washington State game with injury...returned to action the next week at Washington and caught one pass for 16 yards...caught nine passes for 165 yards - both career highs - and one touchdown against Arizona...was on the receiving end of a 45-yard touchdown pass from Luck that opened the scoring at the 12:06 mark of the first quarter...accounted for 261 all-purpose yards in the game, including 84 kickoff return and 12 rushing yards...caught one pass for two yards in the Orange Bowl vs. Virginia Tech.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 13 games and made nine starts...led the team in touchdown receptions (5) and finished second in receptions (37) and receiving yardage (682)...averaged 18.4 yards per catch, the highest average among receivers with 10 or more receptions...dynamic kickoff return specialist who earned first team All-Pac-10 honors on special teams...led the Pac-10 and ranked fifth nationally in kickoff-return average (31.5)...totaled 1,167 yards in kickoff returns, smashing Ryan Wells' single-season mark of 715 set in 2002...returned eight kickoffs for 40 or more yards... returned three kickoffs for touchdowns, which was a Stanford single-season record and tied the Pac-10 standard shared with USC's Anthony Davis (1974) and UCLA's Mathew Slater (2007)...finished the campaign with 1,915 all-purpose yards, which was the fourth-best total in Stanford single-season history...returned a third quarter kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown in the season opener at Washington State...returned opening kicks for TDs in back-to-back weeks against San Jose State (94) and No. 24 Washington (91)...his 94-yard return against San Jose State was the 10th-longest return in school history and the longest since T.J. Rushing returned an 87-yarder for a score against Notre Dame in 2005... totaled 1,106 all-purpose yards on the season which ranked sixth in Stanford's all-time single-season list...had three receptions for 86 yards in the season-opener at Washington State, including a 63-yard touchdown reception at the 11:54 mark of the second quarter...caught a quick out pass from Luck and ran 60 yards for the score...totaled 239 all-purpose yards in the game, compiling 163 yards on kickoff returns...caught a season-high six passes for 60 yards at Wake Forest...had five catches for a season-high 116 yards in a 43-38 loss at Arizona...was on the receiving end of a 47-yard pass from Andrew Luck in the third quarter, Stanford's second longest pass play of the season...accounted for 287 all-purpose yards, compiling 164 yards in kickoff returns...returned the opening kick 52 yards down to the Arizona 33 yard line...caught four passes for 111 yards and accounted for 197 more yards on five kickoff returns in Stanford's 51-42 win over No. 7 Oregon...caught a 31-yard TD from Luck at the 8:50 mark of the third quarter...had kickoff returns of 77 and 43 yards...compiled 119 yards on five kickoff returns, including a long of 44 yards, against Cal...also caught two passes for 66 yards...named a midseason All-American by Sporting News...two-time Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 7 and 28th)...along with Nate Whitaker, was the co-recipient of the Phil Moffatt Award as the team's most outstanding special teams player.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Was one of eight true freshmen to see game action...successfully came back from a torn right MCL suffered on Aug. 19 in the final scrimmage of fall camp... made a contribution both at wide receiver and special teams...had five catches totaling 80 yards, including 41-yarder from Alex Loukas against Washington State which ranked as Stanford's second-longest pass play of the season...made his collegiate debut against Arizona and caught three passes for 22 yards...also finished with 326 yards on 14 kickoff returns (23.3 avg.), highlighted by a season-long 54-yard return at UCLA...had six returns for 121 yards, including a 41-yarder, at Oregon.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, Calif...ranked as the No. 36 wide receiver in the country, the No. 34 overall recruit in California and the No. 240 overall recruit in the nation by Rivals.com...named an All-American wide receiver by SuperPrep and also ranked as the No. 49 best prospect in California/Hawaii/Nevada by the publication...an All-Northwest Section choice by the Ventura County Star and a first team All-Tri-Valley League selection as a senior in 2007...caught 32 passes for 563 yards and six touchdowns in his final campaign despite playing in only seven games due to an injury for a team that won a state title and a fifth straight section crown...also contributed 30 tackles and two picks on defense in 2007...had 33 catches for 747 yards and nine TDs as a junior in 2006 to earn first team All-Tri-Valley League honors, while contributing 23 tackles and one interception...team posted a 46-3 overall record during his four prep seasons and won four consecutive CIF Southern Section titles...was an all-state sprinter as a junior in 2007, breaking the Ventura County meet record in the 100 meters in 2007 with a time of 10.65...added two All-Tri-Valley League honors in basketball in his sophomore and junior seasons...majoring in human biology.