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DuckTerritory Three-Pack 7/10

Time to bring the DuckTerritory.com Three-Pack back as we inch closer and closer to the opening of fall camp at Oregon. The Ducks hope to take back the throne of the Pac-12 conference while also starting the Mark Helfrich era.

Oregon fans hope Thomas Tyner can compete for a starting running back spot in 2013.

The Three-Pack will go through the entire Oregon football roster and break down three players every day and will give you a recap of what they have done prior to 2013, what we expect they will do in 2013, and more.

Time to bring the DuckTerritory.com Three-Pack back as we inch closer and closer to the opening of fall camp at Oregon. The Ducks hope to take back the throne of the Pac-12 conference while also starting the Mark Helfrich era.

The Three-Pack will go through the entire Oregon football roster and break down three players every day and will give you a recap of what they have done prior to 2013, what we expect they will do in 2013, and more.

Today’s Three-Pack features Thomas Tyner, Sam Kamp, and Dustin Haines.

Coming soon: Avery Patterson, Tyrell Robinson, Dylan Ausherman.

24 - Thomas Tyner - FR Running Back

5-foot-11, 201 pounds, Aloha, OR/ ALoha HS

What he did prior 2013: Thomas Tyner signed with Oregon in the 2013 class and was the nation's third best running back and 22nd best prospect overall. The former five-star recruit picked Oregon over offers from Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Washington, and Washington state.

The U.S. Army All-American ran for 3,415 yards and 45 touchdowns as a senior and finished his prep career with 6,372 yards and 76 touchdowns.

Tyner had academic issues that prevented him from enrolling into Oregon for spring term as planned and almost failed to qualify, but he made grades and has now enrolled into Oregon and is taking part in summer school.

What we expect in 2013: The expectations for Tyner range from earning a starting spot out of fall camp and dominating opponents to battling for second-string snaps. Somewhere between the two will be where Tyner lands. He provides Oregon the rare combination of power and speed but he isn't familiar with Oregon's sets and keys yet. How quickly can Tyner pick up Oregon's plays and pass protection calls? If quickly he has the skill-set to dominate, if he struggles Oregon has plenty of other capable proven backs to ease him along.

We expect Tyner to eventually adjust and by November be a lethal threat from the running back spot and even potentially a starting back if Byron Marshall can't hold him back. That said don't look for Tyner to hit 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns but something more like 800 yards and seven touchdowns, or somewhere around those parts. He'll make plays but then also remind folks he's still a freshman.

99 - Sam Kamp - SO Defensive Lineman

6-foot-4, 251 pounds, Mesa, AZ/ Mountain View HS

What he did prior to 2013: Sam Kamp was a three-star recruit in the 2011 class that picked Oregon over offers from Oregon State, Arizona, and Arizona State. The tight end and defensive end missed most of his senior season due to injury but still had college coaches offer based on his junior season. Recorded 68 tackles, eight sacks, one interception, and two fumble recovers.

During the 2011 season Kamp was redshirted and worked with the scout team as a defensive lineman. During the week leading up to a road win at Arizona Kamp was named defensive scout team player of the week.

The 2012 season saw Kamp come off his redshirt and he ended up playing in eight games as a freshman. Recorded five total tackles and 0.5-tackle for loss. Kamp saw most of his action at defensive tackle while also playing some defensive end.

What we expect in 2013:Kamp's best chance for playing time in 2013 is because he can play at defensive tackle and also at defensive end. Being able to slide between the two will allow ample opportunities to see the field though likely in blowout situations. Kamp's goal for the 2013 season will be to establish himself as one of Oregon's key reserves since the only starting spot open is the drop-end spot. Besides that position every starting spot and its backup has been pretty much established.

14 - Dustin Haines - sR Quarterback

6-foot-3, 207 pounds, Eugene, OR/ South Eugene HS

What he did prior to 2013: After lettering four times in football and being named All-Southwest League in three straight years Dustin Haines decided to walk on at Oregon as a quarterback.

The 2009 season Haines was a redshirt and worked with the scout team.

2010 Haines became a regular member of the travel squad and continued to work on the scout team. Haines saw action in four games and filled in at running back and also receiver during blowout games. Netted one yard rushing and caught one pass for 18 yards.

2011 Haines once again was a regular on the travel squad and working with the scout team. Played in three games in 2011 and attempted just one pass. Haines was named Offensive Scout team player of the year for his work in preparing Oregon for games.

2012 saw Haines play in just two games and ran for six yards. He failed to make a pass attempt but was once again for the third straight year a member of the travel roster. Worked with the scout team on offense.

During the spring of 2013 Haines was award a scholarship heading into his senior season.

What we expect in 2013: Oregon hopes they don't have to use Haines in anything other than mopup duty in 2013. The Ducks will once again rely on Haines to man the scout team while also being veteran leader for freshmen quarterbacks Jeff Lockie and Jake Rodrigues.

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