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Christian Marchena
Player Profile:
Christian Marchena 920194
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 285
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hazlet, N.J.
High School: Raritan
Major: Electrical Engineering
Experience: 1 Letter

Fourth-year member of the squad as a junior offensive lineman • has earned two letters in his career as a solid backup • projected as the top backup at right guard behind senior two-year starter JD Dzurko • honor student and a strong leader • has played in three career games. 

Earned second letter as a sophomore backup offensive guard • saw action in three games - vs. Jacksonville, Navy, and Wagner • part of a unit that ranked No. 2 in the Colonial Athletic Association in scoring (32.8 points per game) and No. 4 in rushing (177.0 yards per game) • member of CAA Academic Honor Roll.

Earned letter as a redshirt freshman • served as a backup at offensive guard but did not see game action • member of CAA Academic Honor Roll • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Grinder Awards for 2011-12 for showing consistent improvement.

Did not see game action for the Blue Hens and retained freshman eligibility • Delaware's first commitment to recruiting class • member of CAA Academic Honor Roll.

Two-way lineman for head coach Anthony Petruzzi at Raritan High School • two-year varsity letterwinner who served as team captain as a senior • earned all-division and All-Shore honors as a senior • earned All-Shore Academic honors and received the 2010 Vince Lombardi Award for conduct in championship game • started every game at offensive line his final two seasons and every game on defense his senior year • recorded 35 tackles as a senior • led team to an 8-3 record and a berth in the Central Jersey Group 2 semifinals in 2009 and to a 6-4 mark in 2010 • lettered in track and field as a junior in 2010 as a shot putter and discus thrower.

Christian Omar Marchena ("mar-chenna") • son of Jose and Grace Marchena • born May 6, 1993 • has an older sister • honor student as an electrical engineering major at Delaware • has a minor in sustainable energy technologies • father is a graduate of the University of South Carolina • has worked at the front desk of Embassy Suites Hotel in Newark and at a pizzeria during the summer • can play the drums • enjoys playing video games and listening to music in his spare time.

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