Career: Handled NU's place-kicking duties for two seasons (2009-10) and NU's punting duties for three seasons (2007-09) ... Played in a school-record 51 games -- did not miss one game due to injury ... Closed his career with 34 made field goals (fifth all-time at NU) and 170 points (ninth all-time at NU and fourth all-time at NU among kickers) ... Possessed an extensive kicking background ... Named to National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society.
2010: Starting place-kicker ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named a preseason first-team All-Big Ten selection by Sporting News and Phil Steele's, and a second-team selection by Athlon Sports ... Finished his career ranked fifth on NU's all-time list for career FG made (34) ... Named to 2010 Lou Groza Award watch list ... Also handled all of NU's kickoff duties (12 touchbacks) ... Helped NU's kickoff team rank among the nation's best in kickoff return yardage defense ... Converted eight of his final 10 FG attempts to end the season ... Seventh among Big Ten kickers in scoring (6.3 ppg) and ninth in field goal percentage at 69.6 percent (16-of-23) ... Hit an 18-yard field goal in the TicketCity Bowl vs. Texas Tech ... True on his only field goal attempt at Wisconsin, a season-long 47-yarder .. Kicked field goals of 31 and 25 yards against Illinois at Wrigley Field ... Converted field goal tries of 23 and 45 yards at Indiana and was named the honorable mention Kickoff Specialist of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards ... Connected on both field goal attempts vs. Michigan State (37, 41 yards) ... Hit a 46-yard field goal vs. Purdue ... Made the game-winning field goal at Minnesota, a 27-yarder with 2:07 remaining to give NU a 29-28 victory ... Hit on 1-of-2 field goals vs. Central Michigan ... Converted all three of his field goal attempts at Rice (42, 28 and 21 yards) ... Made 1-of-2 field goals vs. Illinois State ... Converted 1-of-2 field goal attempts (one was blocked) at Vanderbilt ... Named NU's Special Teams Player of the Week following Michigan State game.
2009: Consensus second-team All-Big Ten selection ... Tabbed one of 20 semifinalists (one of two Big Ten kickers on the list) for the Lou Groza Award (nation's top kicker) ... ESPN The Magazine second-team Academic All-American and first-team Academic All-District honoree ... Handled all of NU's punting, place-kicking and kickoff duties ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 30th nationally with 1.38 field goals per game, and ranked fifth with a 72.0 percent (18-of-25) conversion rate on field goals ... Ranked seventh in the league among all players with 6.8 points per game ... Opened season by making first nine field goal attempts ... Was 14-of-16 after 10 games with both misses being blocked attempts ... Only truly missed five field goal attempts, and those five came in two games (Illinois and Auburn) ... Three-time Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honoree (vs. Purdue, Indiana, Wisconsin) ... Named team's special teams player of the week vs. Eastern Michigan and Penn State ... Nailed all four field goal attempts -- tying a career-best -- in NU's 33-31 win over Wisconsin, including two 45-yard boots ... Punted five times at Illinois with a long of 47 yards and one inside the 20 ... Hit a 47-yard field goal -- the second-longest of his career -- in the fourth quarter of NU's win at No. 4 Iowa while also hitting a season-high eight punts, landing three inside Iowa's 20 ... Connected on 2-of-3 field goal tries vs. Penn State (good from 34 and 45 yards) and punted five times at a 36.2-yard-per-punt average ... Hit his second game-winning field goal of the year vs. Indiana, a 19-yard attempt with 21 seconds remaining ... Also made a 28-yard attempt vs. the Hoosiers in the first quarter ... Booted six punts at Michigan State, including one inside the 20 ... Converted 1-of-2 field goal attempts vs. Miami (good from 46 yards) and punted seven times, landing two inside MU's 20 ... Made four field goals at Purdue, hitting on attempts of 18, 35, 25 and 39 yards to improve to 8-for-8 on the year ... Also named one of the three Lou Groza "Stars of the Week" for his performance at Purdue ... Punted four times and landed one inside the 20 vs. the Boilermakers ... Connected on his only field goal attempt vs. Minnesota (26 yards) and averaged 40.8 yards per punt on four punts ... Landed three of his six punts at Syracuse inside the 20 ... Hit a game-winning, career-long 49-yard field goal with six seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to break a 24-24 tie against Eastern Michigan ... Also hit on a 20-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and landed two of his three punts inside the 20 against the Eagles ... Against Towson, connected on five PATs, his first career FG (36 yards) and punted one time for 36 yards ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2008: Named Big Ten's Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Syracuse ... 40.6 percent (26-of-64) of his punts landed inside the opponents' 20-yard line (with just two touchbacks) -- that percentage (40.6) led all Big Ten punters ... In 2008 Alamo Bowl vs. Missouri, had six punts for a 38.0 ypp average with a long of 44, including one inside the 20 ... Booted five punts against Illinois with a long of 50, landing two inside the 20 ... Tied a career high with eight punts at Michigan, landing two inside the 20 ... Four punts, including two inside the 20, with a 32.2-yard average against Ohio State ... Landed three of six punts inside the 20 at Minnesota, compiling a 42.8-yard average ... At Indiana, planted two of his three punts inside the 20, including a career-long 63-yard boot that was downed at the Hoosiers' 1-yard line ... Also had two solo tackles on kickoff coverage vs. the Hoosiers ... Against Purdue, punted three times, with two landing inside the 20, and had a long of 52 yards ... Punted twice for a 46.5 ypp average against Michigan State ... Punted five times (for a 37.4 average) with two boots inside the 20 vs. Iowa ... Against Ohio, punted five times for 177 yards and planted one inside the 20 ... Against Southern Illinois, hit a 57-yard boot and pinned two of his three punts inside the 20 ... At Duke, tied a career high with eight punts for 320 yards (40.0 average) and a long of 54 ... Against the Orange, punted six times for 192 yards (32.0 average), giving Northwestern a significant advantage in field position by planting all six kicks inside the 20 ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2007: Academic All-Big Ten ... Handled team's punting duties ... Averaged 40.1 yards per punt with 23 of his 54 punts landing inside the opposition's 20-yard line ... Averaged 40.0 yards or better in final seven games ... NU's punt return yardage defense ranked eighth nationally -- just 4.9 ypp return ... Closed season vs. Illinois with best punting effort: five punts for a 49.0 average with three inside the 20 (season-long 56-yarder) ... Named team's special teams player of the game for that effort ... Averaged 42.5 yards per punt (four boots) at Michigan State with three punts inside the 20 ... Had a 43.8 average against Minnesota ... Averaged 40.0 ypp vs. Eastern Michigan with two of three landing inside the 20 ... Had a 42.0 average (five punts) at Purdue ... Averaged 42.0 ypp vs. Iowa ... One punt for 44 yards against Indiana ... Handled kickoff duties for first eight games, averaging 59.9 yards per kickoff with six touchbacks.
2006: Did not see action.
High School: All-state place-kicker and punter for Horizon High ... Ranked ninth nationally among place-kickers by Rivals.com ... Three-time all-region and all-Northeast Valley kicker ... Named to Arizona Football Coaches Association first-team all-star squad ... Converted 13-of-16 field goals in 2005, with a 51-yarder being his long ... Kicked off the ground his entire senior season, as well ... Averaged 45 yards per punt, with a long of 66 ... 15 of his 36 punts fell inside the 20-yard line ... Boomed 58 of 69 kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks ... Booted one kickoff 80 yards ... Helped the Huskies go 10-2 in 2005 with a quarterfinal state appearance ... Kicked a 44-yard field goal with 12.8 seconds remaining to record a 27-24 win over Chandler ... Starting place-kicker for the 2006 AZFCA All-Star game ... Converted two-of-two field goals (31, 29 yards) and booted all six kickoffs into the end zone in that game ... Also averaged 45 yards per punt (four punts) in the all-star game with two inside the 20-yard line ... Also lettered four years on the Huskies' soccer team, and was named all-Arizona, as well as all-Northeast Valley and all-region for four years ... Named the 2006 Phoenix and Scottsdale Player of the Year ... Tied school record with 25 goals ... Named Horizon's 2005-06 Male Athlete of the Year ... Ranked No. 6 nationally by Chris Sailer Kicking ... One of Chris Sailer's top-12 camp winners ... Played against NU's Keegan Kennedy ... Coached by Keith Brown (two years) and Steve Casey (two years).
Personal: Born Marc Stefan Demos ... Son of Fran and Harry Demos ... Father played football and soccer at Santa Clara ... Brother, Jordan, was a soccer player at San Diego ... Graduated in June, 2010 with a degree in communication studies and a minor in business institutions ... Was enrolled in NU's master's in sports administration program during the fall of 2010.
The Demos File
Q: Name five favorite songs (and artist) on your I-Pod:
A: Eric Church--Carolina; Jason Aldean--Truth; Jason DeRulo--Ridin Solo; We Be Steady Mobbin--Lil Wayne,; Drake--Over
Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be and why?
A: My grandma, she was the coolest lady in the world and was taken too soon from me
Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
A: At the end of the day, football is just a game and it is how you impact the lives of others that will leave a lasting impression
Q: A song that best describes you and why?
A: "I Made It," by Kevin Rudolf, because it reminds me how fortunate I am to be in the position I am and that I need to enjoy life because I am living my dream everyday.
Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
A: Kicking is the only thing I do lefty. I throw, catch and golf right-handed.
Q: My favorite place to visit is and why?
A: Scottsdale, Ariz., because it is where my entire family is and I usually only get to visit 10 days per year
Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester on the team and why?
A: Stone Pinckney--everything he says makes me laugh and we love to joke about him being a theatre major
Q: My favorite thing about NU is and why?
A: The people in our football program, including the players, coaches, support staff and families
Q: Best part about being a Northwestern football player is:
A: Getting a great education and playing football at the highest level
Q: Describe Coach Fitzgerald in five words or less:
A: Intense, character, funny, leader
Q: Most humbling experience:
A: Any time I miss a field goal it is humbling because I expect to make every kick. Obviously, the Outback Bowl was very humbling for me because I went from an All-Big Ten kicker and a Lou Groza semifinalist to maybe the most hated guy on campus
Q: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement and why?
A: Being named an Academic All-American
Q: The best book I have ever read is and why?
A: Mind Gym, because it taught me a lot about the mental aspect of sports which is important for kickers
Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:
A: Troy Aikman
Q: My favorite pregame ritual is:
A: Coming out of the locker room last. In years past, it has been Brendan Smith, Brian Peters, Brad Phillips and I, so we'll see who it is now.
Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick and why?
A: "Friday Night Lights"--because high school football was one of the best times of my life
Q: My favorite food is:
A: Chicken rice and peas. It's a dish that my mom makes
Q: My favorite thing about playing at Ryan Field is:
A: Natural grass
Q: Best thing about Northwestern is:
Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:
A: Breaking the bowl drought on a game-winning field goal. It would be easy to shy away from it after the Outback Bowl but I can't wait for another chance
Q: My favorite television show is and why?
A: SportsCenter, I love sports
Q: If I were not playing football, I would be:
A: Playing soccer
Q: The three words that best describe me:
A: Relaxed, fun, friendly
Q: My football-related superstition is:
A: Too many to write about
Q: If the Big Ten expands, pick one school you'd like to see added and why?
A: Oklahoma, my favorite team growing up
Q: Which FORMER NU football student-athlete has had the most impact on your Wildcat career and why?
A: Sam Valenzisi, he has become a mentor for me on and off the field and we obviously share the same understanding of our position in football. Hopefully I can leave a legacy like he has.