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 2012, what we expect they will do in 2012, and more.
Rahsaan Vaughn looks to be a key receiver in 2012 for Chip Kelly and the Oregon offense.
59 - Grant Thompson - SO Linebacker
5-foot-11, 220 pounds, Cottage Grove, OR/Cottage Grove HS
Prior to 2012: Played his prep career for Gary Roberts at Cottage Grove and was the Sky-Em defensive player of the year as a senior. Decided to walk-on at Oregon in the fall of 2010 and redshirted. As a freshman in 2011 Thompson played in two games while also being named the scout team player of the year on special teams.
What we expect in 2012: Thompson will likely once again work with the scout team providing Oregon an important role player in preparing the Ducks for games. Should see his playing time increase in blowout games with the departure of multiple linebackers from last year's team.
10 - Rahsaan Vaughn - SR Wide Receiver
6-foot-2, 193 pounds, Oakland, CA/Washington HS/College of San Mateo
Anthony Wallace played in six games as a true freshman in 2011. Now he looks to become a regular contributor in 2012.
What they did prior to 2012: Played his prep career at Washington high school. Proceeded to go to junior college at College of San Mateo. Was a first-team All-American as a sophomore with 60 catches and over 1,000 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns. In 2011 Vaughn played in 14 games and started four for the Ducks. Had 14 catches for 184 yards and one touchdown in a reserve role.
What we expect in 2012:Vaughn had an adjustment period as a junior and will lean on that year in 2012 as he goes through a season a second time. Look for Vaughn to assume a regular starting spot at receiver in 2012 and provide solid production. 25 catches and 400 yards receiving is very possible.
35 - Anthony Wallace - SO Linebacker
6-foot-0, 231 pounds, Dallas, TX/Skyline HS
What they did prior to 2012: Wallace was a four-star linebacker by 247Sports.com in the 2011 class. Played in the 2011 Under Armour All-American game. Ranked as the 11th best linebacker by 247sports.com. Arrived in the fall in 2011 and played in six games as a true freshman. Made his career debut as a Duck in a game at Colorado.
What we expect in 2012: Wallace will likely become the back-up to Kiko Alonso inside at linebacker. Moves well for his size and showed solid linebacker instincts and should be a key player for the Ducks in 2012 on defense and special teams.
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