Eugene -- Oregon senior offensive lineman Carson York was a key part of the Ducks' offense last year…
Duck 2012 Preview: Offensive Line
The Ducks are so confident about linemen playing different positions that the only position listed on the official roster is offensive linemen, no centers, offensive tackles or offensive guards. Of course in reality the Ducks break the players down by those positions. Returning senior lettermen guard Carson York and right tackle Nick Cody should be the starters come September. Both played in all 14 games last season with Capital One academic All-America second team York starting all 14 games and Conference All-Academic Mention in 2009 and 2010 Cody, started 13 games.
York was injured during the third quarter of the Rose Bowl and sat out spring practice while his repaired patellar tendon mended. York should be back at full speed by fall camp.
Senior Ryan Clanton saw action in 11 games last season at both guard and tackle but was the first player off the bench to go into action on the Oregon offensive line. He is expect to fill a starting job this season.
Center duties will be capably handled by sophomore Hroniss Grasu, who started all 14-games snapping the ball last year.
Another sophomore, Jake Fisher appeared in 13 games last season, primarily at right guard could end up a starter. Another multi-purpose sophomore, Hamani Stevens appeared in eight games last season after returning from a two-year religious mission in 2009-10.
Junior Karrington Armstrong played in eight games as a sophomore. Big Everett Benyard was in the field in all 14 games in 2011, especially as part of special teams. Another junior, Trevor Fox was in three games during the 2011 campaign.
When York went out of the Rose Bowl game in the 3rd quarter due to injury, he was replaced by Mana Greig, who will be a junior this year but saw playing time in six games as a sophomore in 2011.
Using a redshirt last season were James Euscher, Tyler Johnstone, Matt Pierson, Jamal Prater, Brandon Thomas and Andre Yruretagoyena.
The 2012 recruiting class signed one offensive lineman, Kyle Long. the son of NFL Hall of Famer, Howie. Long is currently enrolled at the University of Oregon for summer session.
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