Career Honors: 2012: Academic All-Big 12 First Team… CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team. 2011: Academic All-Big 12 First Team… CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team… Named to the Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll during spring semester. 2010: Academic All-Big 12 First Team. 2009: Academic All-Big 12 First Team. 2008: KU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week vs. Iowa State.
2012 (Sr.): Started all 12 games at center, giving him 24 consecutive starts to end his career… Helped pave the way for a running game that averaged 4.6 yards per carry and had a 1,000-yard rusher.
2011 (Jr.): Started all 12 games at guard, giving him 18 career starts … Helped offense gain 534 yards, including 253 on the ground, against Northern Illinois … Also helped the KU offense gain 404 yards, including 296 rushing yards, against Baylor … Made a tackle following a turnover at Texas A&M.
2010 (So.): Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors… Started the first four games at right guard before suffering a season-ending leg injury.
2009 (Fr.): Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team recognition… Saw a lot of action at guard during the season… Started two games… Started at Kansas State and in the season-finale vs. Missouri.
2008 (RS): Named KU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week vs. Iowa State … Redshirted the season.
High School: Selected to the all-centex team as one of the best players in central Texas… An all-district first team selection as a junior and as a senior… Was a second team pick as a sophomore… Earned district lineman of the year accolades as a senior… Named his team[apos]s Offensive MVP… Earned all-county honors as a senior… Selected to play in the Lone Star Arena Football Classic… Did not allow a sack his senior year… An academic all-district and all-state selection… Was a team captain… Competed in the shot put in track and field and finished third at the regional meet.
Personal: Born in Austin, Texas… Plans to major in finance and economics… Hobbies are football and fishing… Son of Jody and Sal Marrongelli… Has one brother.