Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Class Rewind: 2005 Offense

Jonathan Stewart was the prize offensive recruit of 2005
Recruiting high school athletes to play collegiately can be a very time consuming and risky project. Statistics do not bode well for being successful with every player. Some players are better than expected; some players are exactly what the coaches think they are, and some do not live up to whatever expectations may have been placed on them, be it by coaches, fans or both. Today Duck Sports Authority continues its at past recruiting classes. We began Monday with a look at the defensive players from the class of 2005. Today we will turn our attention to the offensive side of the ball. As mentioned in the defensive article, the overall class was ranked 5th in the Pac-1`0 conference and 28th nationally. The rankings were in large part a reflection of the offensive talent assembled in this class. Of the three players ranked as four star or better by Rivals, two were on offense. Jonathan Stewart was the straw that stirred those rankings. Ranked as the number one running back in the nation and 10th overall player, Stewart figured heavily in the Duck class of 2005. There were 10 players signed in 2005 that were offensive players and two additional special teams players. Today we look at the impact provided by the offensive players from the class of 2005.
Name Position Stars Games Started
Matt Bramow

Impact: Bramow never played a down for the Ducks. After several incidents during his first year with Oregon, Bramow was dismissed from the team. He landed at Portland State and was moderately successful in his lone season there with 20 receptions and 187 yards. After a coaching change, his scholarship was not renewed. From there, Bramow landed at tiny Lindenwood University in Missouri. He had some success with just over 1000 receiving yards in his two seasons to go along with 13 touchdowns. Bramow is now a graduate assistant coach at Lindenwood.
WR 0/0
Ed Dickson

Impact: Dickson came to Oregon somewhat unheralded. His athleticism and effort, though, made him one of the greatest tight ends of the last 20 years. He finished his career at Oregon in 2009 with 124 receptions for 1557 yards and 13 touchdowns. His most memorable touchdown came with just six seconds remaining against Arizona in a game the Ducks would win and find their way to the 2010 Rose Bowl. Dickson has moved on to the NFL where he started 16 games in 2011 for the Baltimore Ravens.
TE 39/51
Click here to read entire story

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More

Design by Free WordPress Themes | Bloggerized by Lasantha - Premium Blogger Themes | Design Blog, Make Online Money