Oregon offensive lineman Hamani Stevens, a redshirt junior from Hemet High School (Hemet, California), enters his fourth season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Stevens was a first-team all-state honoree his junior and senior seasons and was voted all-CIF Central Division selection both years. He was named to PrepStar’s Top 135 Dream Team for the 2008 recruiting class and was projected as the No. 11 center by SuperPrep.com.
In 2008, Stevens spent his first season in Eugene as a redshirt while participating on the scout team. He was awarded offensive scout team player of the week for the week against California.
From 2009-10, Stevens left the team for a two-year stint to go on a religious mission.
In 2011, Stevens returned to the team and didn’t skip a beat. He appeared in eight games during the season including four conference games and the Pac-12 Championship Game against UCLA.
In 2012, Stevens was one of the top reserve offensive guards along with Kyle Long who graduated after last season. Stevens appeared in 12-of-13 games last season only missing the game against Stanford, the team’s lone loss of the season.
Going into the 2013 season, Stevens is expected to win the starting RG job from the graduated Nick Cody/Ryan Clanton who shared starts last season. Mana Greig, who started at RG twice in 2012 is expected to move over to LG.