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.
Carson York will be the leader along a veteran offensive line in 2012.
91 - Tony Washington - SO Defensive End
6-foot-3, 252 pounds, Rancho Cucamongo, CA/Los Osos HS
What they did prior to 2012: As a senior in high school Washington was named a San Barnardino Prep Sports All-Baseline Defensive MVP, All-Inland Valley first team defensive member, and an All-CIF Southern Section Central Division member. Signed with Oregon as part of the 2010 recruiting class and then redshirted during the 2010 season. As a freshman in 2011 Washington played in 10 games and amde 18 tackles. First career sack came against Missouri State. Career-high in tackles came against Nevada with six.
What we expect in 2012:: Washington was thought to be a strong-side defensive end going into the spring and an option to replace senior Terrell Turner but instead played back-up to Dion Jordan in the spring game at the drop-end spot. Could a move to that spot me made this fall? Either way look for Washington to be a key role player along the defensive line in 2012 as he gets one more season off the bench.
77 - Carson York - SR Offensive Lineman
6-foot-5, 284 pounds, Coeur d'Alene, ID/Lake City HS
What they did prior 2012:Considered to be the state's of Idaho's best prospect in the 2007 recruiting class. Injured his shoulder and gray-shirted. Arrived to campus in the winter following 2007 season. York redshirted the 2008 season and was named offensive scout team player of the week leading up to UCLA game. In 2009 York started at left guard in 12 of 13 games with the lone missed start due to him starting at right guard against USC. Freshman All-American by two publications and Second-team freshman All-American by College Football News. Recorded 41 pancake blocks in regular season. In 2010 York played in all 13 games and started 10. Named a Pac-10 first-team All-Academic member. Started nine games at right guard while starting one at left. In 2011 York was named the Capital One All-America second team and became the school's 11th football player to be named to the academic All-American team. Suffered a terrible knee injury in the 2012 Rose Bowl forcing him to miss most of spring practice.
Andre Yruretagoyena hopes to crack into the ration in 2012 as a redshirt freshman.
What we expect in 2012: York says he should be fully healthy come fall camp and if he is look for York to become one of the Pac-12's best offensive lineman. Could have an All-American type season should he stay healthy.
72 - Andre Yruretagoyena - Redshirt Freshman
6-foot-5, 264 pounds, Scottsdale, AZ/Chaparral HS
What they did prior to 2012: Was a consensus four-star recruit by 247Sports.com, Rivals, Scout, and ESPN. Was ranked the No. 7 prep offensive tackle. Played in the 2011 Under Armour All-American game. Arrived at Oregon in 2011 and redshirted and worked with the scout team.
What we expect in 2012:Look for the redshirt freshman to try and crack into the offensive rotation at guard or tackle. Was said to be a force on special teams. Yruretagoyena has the size and the strength to be a force but it's adjusting to the college game. Look for the talented freshman to find his way onto the field for most games to get important reps in preparation for a potential starting role in 2013.