Oregon defensive lineman Cody Carriger, a redshirt freshman from Butte High School (Butte, Montana), enters his second season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Carriger was a three-sport star in football, basketball and track. The defensive end/linebacker and tight end earned second-team Eastern AA all-conference and honorable mention Class AA all-state his junior season. As a senior he earned first-team Eastern AA all-conference at defensive end and second-team Class AA all-state at tight end. Carriger stared in the Gridiron University Prep Stars Classic in Las Vegas as a tight end and OLB. He also was an alternative selection to play in the annual East-West Shrine Game.
In 2012, Carriger sat out the season while redshirting. He was an active participant on the scout team during the year.
Carriger saw his first action in Autzen Stadium during the 2013 Oregon Spring Game. Caringer participated on defense as a member of the green team, finishing the game with two solo tackles.
Going into the 2013 season, Carriger doesn’t figure to make the two-deep but could see some action in a reserve role. The Ducks are starting three seniors on the defensive line in 2013, so the following season would be a more likely time for Carriger to see meaningful action.
At 6’6″ and 235 lbs, Carriger is one of the lightest defensive lineman on the team. With that said, he’s also one of the quickest. Carriger ran a time of 11.47 in the 100 meters in high school track, which is pretty impressive for a lineman. Carriger can use his quick burst to either rush around the edge and get into the backfield to disrupt the play or drop back to provide pass coverage. Carriger makes a perfect candidate to play in the Ducks’ drop end role – a hybrid between a DE/OLB – that Dion Jordan excelled in last season.