Oregon Ducks defensive back Oshay Dunmore, a redshirt freshman from Newport High School (Newport, Oregon), enters his second season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Dunmore was a two-way star playing both quarterback and defensive back. Dunmore was the definition of a dual-threat quarterback passing for 832 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for a seemingly insurmountable 2,152 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior. Dunmore was honored as first-team All-State defensive back and second-team All-State quarterback. As a senior he passed for 790 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 2,134 yards and 25 touchdowns. Defensively he racked up 79 tackles, two interceptions and two blocked field goals. Dunmore received offensive and defensive player of the year awards for the 4A Oregon West Conference. He was also selected to the 2012 Parade All-America High School Football Team as an all-purpose player.
Along with his accomplishments on the gridiron, Dunmore was also quite successful at basketball and track. He was an accomplished triple jumper, pole vaulter, long jumper and discus thrower.
In 2012, Dunmore spent the season redshirting while a member of the scout team.
Dunmore had a huge performance in the 2013 Oregon Spring Game. Dunmore finished second on the green team with seven tackles (four unassisted, three assisted).
Going into the 2013 season, Dunmore will be in a battle for reserve playing time in a crowded defensive backfield. The Ducks are strong in their four starters of Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Terrance Mitchell, Avery Patterson and Brian Jackson, but also have talented backups behind them.
Dunmore will likely see significant playing time as a reserve, but his most action will come beginning in 2014 when many of the Oregon starters and No. 2s are off on NFL rosters.