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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Marcus Mariota and Taylor Hart were named the MVP's at Oregon's award banquet yesterday.

In other awards Saturday, freshman tight end Johnny Mundt was named the top first-year player, and leading tackler Derrick Malone was named most improved player. Mana Greig, a former walk-on who eventually earned a starting job, was named top offensive lineman in a vote of teammates, and Hart was named the top defensive lineman.

Sophomore running back Byron Marshall was honored as an impact player on offense, and linebacker Rodney Hardrick won the Bob Officer Award for playing through physical adversity. Hroniss Grasu and Dustin Haines received awards honoring character as teammates, and the scout-team players of the year were Brian Teague on offense, T.J. Daniel on defense and Austin Daich on special teams.

■ Ted Miller has Pac-12 helmet stickers for Josh Huff and Ifo Ekpre-Olumu.

Josh Huff, WR, Oregon: Huff caught nine passes for a season-high 186 yards -- 20.7 yards per catch -- and three touchdowns in the Ducks' nail biting 36-35 win over Oregon State in the Civil War. Most important was his 12-yard grab for the winning score with 29 seconds left. Huff also hauled in another 12-yard scoring pass on the previous scoring drive on a fourth-and-11 play.

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon: Ekpre-Olomu had a team-high 12 tackles -- all solos -- with an interception and three pass breakups in the Civil War. He also kept Beavers WR Brandin Cooks out of the end zone, though Cooks did catch 10 passes for 110 yards.

GO DUCKS!

1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

Now I'm ready to learn about the fate of our NFL-bound stars, and which game we'll be in. Here we go!