Oshay Dunmore: Coming to a Defense Near You

Kevin Cline

Next up on the newcomer player profile: redshirt freshman defensive back Oshay Dunmore

One of the few Oregon preps to receive an offer from the Ducks, Oshay Dunmore hails from Newport, Oregon, and was an all-state athlete in both football and track and field.  An under-the-radar recruit who didn’t stir up much recruiting activity–partially due to his early commitment to the Ducks–Dunmore looks to prove he can play with the guys who have five stars next to their names.

The Ducks recruit athletes and that is exactly what Dunmore is.  Signing with Oregon as a defensive back in the 2012 recruiting class, Dunmore has even gotten some reps with the linebackers.  Dunmore played quarterback and defensive back in high school, leading his team to the playoffs his senior year.  He is also a two-time state champion in the triple jump and the 2012 long jump champion.

His highlight film shows clips of a man among boys.  Dunmore is bigger, stronger and faster than almost everyone he played against in high school.  Ducks fans hope the dominance shown in the video is only a preview of the future.

As a defender he has the height and weight to play any position in the secondary, but will most likely hang out at safety or linebacker.  Oshay’s  background in track and his overall athleticism suggest he has the tools to play all over the field.

As fall camp closes, the secondary for the Ducks looks saucy.  With plenty of experience and even more talent, it may be a battle for Dunmore to see significant playing time during the Pac-12 season.  Nonetheless, the Ducks will be expecting a few blowouts this season.  Those games could go a long way in developing a young athlete like Dunmore.


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