Oregon offensive lineman Jake Fisher, a junior from Traverse City West (Traverse City, Mich.), enters his third season with the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Fisher was an incredibly sought after tight end and defensive lineman. Fisher earned second-team All-Big North his junior season as a tight end. As a senior he finished the season with 11 catches for 232 yards (22.0 YPC) offensively and 68 tackles on defense earning first-team All-State and All-Big North as a defensive lineman.
Scout had him listed him as a four-star OT prospect while Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports all listed him as a three-star. He received offers from Florida, Michigan, Michigan State and several other major FBS powerhouses before eventually signing with the Ducks.
In 2011, Fisher appeared in 13-14 games for the Ducks with most of his action being in a reserve role for starting guard Nick Cody.
In 2012, Fisher played in all 13 of the Ducks’ games and came in to start when LG Carson York went down due to injury. Fisher’s highlight of the season came on a De’Anthony Thomas breakaway run when Thomas fumbled the ball into the end zone just before scoring and Fisher being there to pounce on top of it.
Fisher, a former tight end, is one of the most athletic offensive lineman on the Oregon roster. It’s unbelievable to think that a 6’6″ 294 lineman could catch up with the Black Mamba in the end zone, but lo and behold he did it.
Going into in 2013, Fisher will be the Ducks’ starting right tackle. Baring injury and assuming he has another big year for the Ducks, he could very well see all-Conference honors elect to enter the NFL Draft a year early. He has the size, athleticism and football IQ to be an elite player at the next level.