With no current player on the Oregon roster wearing #77, we decided to go with a blast from the past with Carson York. York is the last player to don the #77 jersey for the Ducks not currently on the roster.
Before joining the Ducks, York was one of the most sought after offensive prospects in the north west. York earned unanimous four-star honors from the major recruiting services, particularly from Scout that listed him as the No. 8 OT in the 2008 class and the top recruit from the state of Idaho.
York was also a two-time regional shot put champion and posted a school-record 53-5 as a senior.
He sat out a year after high school while recovering from shoulder surgery.
In 2008, York redshirted his first year in Eugene while an active member of the scout team. He earned honors as offensive scout team player of the week for the week leading up to a win over UCLA.
In 2009, after two years removed from live football, York earned the Ducks’ starting left guard position. He started 12-13 games at LG, but moved over to RG against USC when starter Mark Asper went down due to injury. York finished the regular season with 41 pancake blocks and earned freshman All-American honors.
In 2010, York appeared in all 13 of the Ducks’ games and started 10 (nine starts at RG and one at LG). He earned first-team all-Pac-10 honors by football guru Phil Steele, Scout and several other college football rankings.
In 2011, York started all 14 games for the Ducks at LG, but suffered a brutal leg injury in the 2012 Rose Bowl Game against Wisconsin. York followed two seasons of Pac-10 all-academic honors by earning Capital One academic All-America second team recognition, just the 11th ever Ducks football player to be named an academic All-American.
In 2012, York spent the entire offseason rehabbing from the Rose Bowl injury only to get injured again in week two of the season. He appeared in the two games before calling it a career.
Following his career with the Ducks, York has himself an undergraduate and graduate degree in communication studies. York will not pursue an NFL career and has begun working with Comcast SportsNet NW. He joins former Ducks football star Jordan Kent in their Ducks coverage team.