Oregon Ducks quarterback Dustin Haines, a redshirt senior from South Eugene High School (Eugene, Oregon), enters his fifth season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Haines stared four seasons of football and was a three-time all-Southwest League choice and team MVP in football for the Axemen. Along with playing quarterback, Haines also played safety for the Axemen. Haines also competed in four seasons of track and two in basketball.
In 2009, Haines spent his initial season with the Ducks redshirting while an active member of the scout team.
In 2010, Haines was a regular member of the team’s travel squad and was the primary holder of the Ducks’ play cards on the sidelines. He also appeared in four games for the Ducks. Haines finished the season with two carries for one yard, and had an 18-yard reception against New Mexico in his collegiate debut.
In 2011, Haines appeared in three games for the Ducks, rushing twice for seven yards and going 0-of-1 in passing. He was awarded offensive scout team player of the year for his efforts in practice.
In 2012, Haines was able to earn a scholarship and appeared in two games for the Ducks. He finished the season with two carries for six yards.
Haines competed in the 2013 Oregon Spring Game rushing 11 yards and going 2-of-3 for 26 yards and one interception.
Going into the 2013 season, Haines will be a veteran leader alongside Heisman candidate Marcus Mariota as the two help a trio of young guns (Jeff Lockie, Jake Rodrigues and Damian Hobbs) develop. Haines isn’t likely to see much playing time, if any, but his contributions in practice and the weight room can’t be emphasize enough.