Oregon Ducks running back Kenny Bassett, a redshirt sophomore from Beverly Hills High School (Beverly Hills, California), enters his third season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Bassett rushed for 1,400+ yards (7.60 YPC) with 14 touchdowns his as a junior. He also earned first-team All-League and All-CIF running back as a senior.
In 2010, Bassett spent his first season in Eugene as a redshirt. He was an active participant on the scout team, twice earning scout team player of the week – wins over Tennessee (offense) and Arizona State (special teams).
In 2011, Bassett continued to help with scout team efforts on offense and special teams. He did see action during the season.
In 2012, Bassett appeared in seven games. He finished the season with 16 carries for 40 yards (2.5 YPC) with a long of seven yards. He made his collegiate debut against Arkansas State.
In the 2013 Oregon Spring Game, Bassett didn’t exactly have a career day. He carried the ball three times for -1 yards (-0.3 YPC). He did see time on special teams where he recorded one solo tackle.
In 2013, Bassett will see more playing time with the departure of starter Kenjon Barner to the NFL, but will still be behind a very talented group of backs that includes De’Anthony Thomas, Byron Marshall and true freshman Thomas Tyner.