With no current player on the Oregon roster wearing #73, we decided to go with a blast from the past with Brenton Spickerman. Spickerman is the last player to don the #73 jersey for the Ducks not currently on the roster.
Before joining the Ducks, Spickerman lettered in football, baseball and four seasons of basketball Jesuit High School in Beaverton, Oregon. Spickerman played his senior year at Jesuit after transferring from West Linn (Oregon).
On the hardwood he was a three-time all-league performer and earned MVP of the 2008 OSAA 6A State Championship Game. In football he was honored as first-team all-league and second-team all-state as an offensive tackle his senior season.
In 2009, Spickerman was an active participant on the scout team. He did not see any playing time and was ranted a redshirt, reserving another season of eligibility.
In 2010, Spickerman appeared in 7-13 games during Oregon’s run to the BCS National Championship game including in-conference appearances against UCLA, USC, Washington and Oregon State. He also played a career-high 23 plays against Portland State in a 69-0 blowout. Spickerman’s 6’6″ 266 lbs frame made him the slimmest offensive lineman on the team. What he lacked in weight he made up for in speed. Spickerman recorded the fifth fastest 40-yard dash for offensive lineman at 5.54.
Spickerman left the team following his redshirt freshman season and was not listed on the team’s roster for summer conditioning in 2011.