The sun is shining, ESPN is talking nonstop football, and the college football season is less than a week away. How much better can it get? Well, check this out: not only are our Ducks one of the most stacked teams in the league, they’ve just become even more stacked. Ducks receiver Dwayne Stanford who had some sort of ACL or MCL surgery (the injury was not disclosed), in April had a miraculously quick recovery and will be joining the Ducks on field possibly as early as their first game on August 31st!
If you’ve read my articles recently, you’ll know that I’m huge on the Duck receivers this year. Keanon Lowe, Josh Huff, Bralon Addison, B.J. Kelley, Daryle Hawkins, Eric Dungy – the list goes on and on, and to bring back such a special player in Dwayne Stanford is wretched excess. There should be no excuse this year not to have an incredible output of scoring with such talented young men. Marcus Mariota should have an opportunity to win the Heisman if he utilizes his weapons well this season.
Stanford recently explained to reporters that the time off was something he truly needed in order to become a better receiver. Although he did feel out of shape coming into fall camp, he loves every second of being back. During Stanford’s recovery period he watched a lot of film, as this was the only way he could improve his football skill during his physical recovery. Dwayne picked apart some major components of his game, which will help him improve in his return.
Last season in 13 games, the up and coming receiver had 11 receptions for 108 yards and rushed for 106 yards. Both Stanford and his friend Bralon Addison had a great first season for the Ducks last year and look ripe for a breakout season this fall.