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Hroniss Grasu is the real deal. Nfldraftscout.com rates him #1 out of 90 junior centers in the country. The PAC-12 coaches chose him as their All-Conference center in 2012, and the Ducks prize his strength and agility so much that he drives and lead blocks for a great percentage of their big plays.
In this video clip, we'll see Grasu first in a series of running plays, all carries by De'Anthony Thomas in last year's home game against Colorado, a game in which the Crenshaw High speedster carried 5 times for 97 yards and a touchdown.
Agile, mobile, hostile: Grasu's agility allows the Ducks to use him pulling and leading their quick running backs at the second level, a skill that makes him a coveted NFL prospect and a fierce weapon in the Oregon offense. (fishduck.com photo)
:33 Fly sweep left from the Colorado 9. Grasu pulls from his center position and screens off the inside linebacker, (#1), allowing De’Anthony Thomas to skip into the ...
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Justin Hopkins of Duck Territory and Rob Cassidy of Duck Sports Authority reported this afternoon that 4-star Oregon verbal commit Jordan Hoiem has confirmed his decision to quit football altogether. Hoiem, 6-4, 205-lb. linebacker from Baldwin High School on the island of Maui, told Cassidy, "I just don't enjoy football like I used to."
It's a decision that will...
Hroniss Grasu is a warrior, a 6-3, 294-lb. Romanian strongman who has started every game of his Oregon career.
The center who took over for Max Unger and Jordan Holmes has been the anchor of the Webfoot line for 27 straight games, debuting on the road against LSU in Cowboys Stadium as a redshirt freshman. The Ducks lost that night, but Grasu performed admirably on college football...
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Oregon's Mark Helfrich talks about his quarterback Marcus Mariota, who was the Pac-12's first team quarterback last year as a redshirt freshman. This season, the coach is working with Mariota on his leadership skills to go along with all his football talent.
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota talks about eating correctly and the effect former Oregon nutritionist James Harris had on his eating habits. Mariota was at Sony Studios for the Pac-12 Media Day held on July 26, 2013.
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- During the Pac-12 Media Day, Quarterback Marcus Mariota and defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu of Oregon talk about teammate De'Anthony Thomas the all-purpose offensive player for the Ducks. Media Day was held on July 26 at Sony Studios.
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Oregon corner back Ifo-Ekpre Olomu has lunch with the media and responded to question about the Duck defense. Ekpre-Olomu represented the University of Oregon at the Pac-12 Media Day on July 26, 2013.
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- On July 26, at the Sony Studios during Pac-12 Media Day, Oregon defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu answered questions about Oregon's team leadership heading into the 2013 football season.
The Oregon Ducks and Georgetown Hoyas are set to meet on a U.S. Army base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea for the annual Armed Forces Classic.