Oregon defensive lineman Stetzon Bair, a redshirt sophomore from Iowa Western CC and South Fremont High School (St. Anthony, Idaho), enters his second season in the Oregon program.
As a senior in high school, Bair was a star on defense as an interior lineman, tight end on offense and special teams on punt blocks. He finished his last season with 41 tackles, a sack, two blocked punts and 11 catches for 152 yards with two TDs.
Following his prep career, Bair attended junior college where totaled 22 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and seven sacks. Bair is from the same JUCO as senior DT Jared Ebert, who is a senior with the Ducks.
In 2012, Bair sat out the season in Eugene while redshirting. Because Bair only played one season at WCC, he will have three more seasons of eligibility with the Ducks.
Bair is in projected to participate in a reserve role next season as well. He is fourth in line for the defensive tackle position behind senior Ricky Havili-Heimuli, sophomore Arik Armstead and Ebert. Bair could also see time at nose tackle where he’s behind senior Wade Keliikipi and sophomore Alex Balducci.
Bair is the younger brother of former Oregon great Brandon Bair who graduated from the Ducks after the 2010 season. At 6’9″ and 270 lbs, Stetzon is even bigger than older brother Brandon (6’7″, 272 lbs). Brandon is now a member of the Oakland Raiders after being with the Kansas City Chiefs originally.
Bair’s incredible height will be a bane to Pac-12 quarterbacks over the next few seasons. He is part of the recent trend towards taller defensive linemen. Next season the Ducks could have a starting line of Buckner (6’7″), Armstead (6’8″) and Bair at 6’9″. That’s a frieghtening thought for opposing teams.