Oregon linebacker Mike Garrity, a redshirt junior from Archbishop Riordan High School (San Carlos, California), enters his fourth season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Garrity was a star defensive prep player. Garrity earned first-team All-West Catholic Athletic League along with San Francisco Chronical All-Metro honors. Garrity also attended the Brian Cushing Academy for linebackers, enhancing his skills and showing off his abilities.
In 2010, Garrity spent his first season in Eugene as a redshirt. He was also an active member of the scout team.
In 2011, Garrity saw action in two games, Missouri State and Nevada, finishing the year with two solo tackles. His bench press of 335 lbs was second-best amongst linebackers in winter conditioning.
In 2012, Garrity appeared in three games for the Ducks. He finished the year with four tackles (two unassisted, two assisted). His career game came against Colorado when he recorded three tackles.
Going into the 2013 season, Garrity will battle for reserve playing time at linebacker. With three of the four starters from last season off to the NFL, Garrity could see far more action for the Ducks in 2013. Garrity figures to battle for a spot on the two-deep roster. Even if he doesn’t earn one of the top-two spots, he’ll be used quite frequently as a reserve. The Oregon coaches do like rotate guys in and out throughout games.