Marden Named MW Special Teams Player of the Week

Oct. 22, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State football player Chance Marden (Fremont, Calif.) has been named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. It is the first career weekly award for Marden and the fourth by an Aztec this season (also Nat Berhe (defensive POW on Sept. 10), Ryan Katz (offensive POW on Oct. 8) and Jake Fely (defensive POW on Oct. 15)).

Marden, a senior in his first year with the football program after spending four seasons (one redshirt) with the men's soccer team, scored a career-high 11 points to help SDSU to a 39-38, come-from-behind overtime victory at Nevada on Saturday. Marden was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts and made both of his PAT opportunities. He connected on field goals of 39, 46 and 35 yards with the latter coming as time expired in regulation, forcing the game into overtime. The 46-yarder in the second quarter was a career long for Marden.

Marden has now made seven consecutive field goal tries after missing the first three of his career (7-for-10). He's also made 35 of his 36 PATs (.972) this season. Marden ranks in a tie for 53rd in the country in scoring (8.00 points per game) and a tie for 27th in scoring among kickers. Among the league leaders, Marden is third in field goals per game (1.00), fourth in scoring (first among kickers) and tied for fourth in field goal percentage (.700).

San Diego State (5-3, 3-1 Mountain West) looks to continue its three-game winning streak Saturday when it plays host to UNLV (1-7, 1-2 MW) at 5 p.m. PT.