Sunday, June 26, 2011

Getting to know the 2011 Oregon Duck newcomers: Rodney Hardrick

Rodney Hardrick
LB – 6-1, 225, 4.53
Colton, Calif. (Colton HS)

2010 stats:

tight end: 41 catches for 808 yards and 10 touchdowns
outside linebacker: 98 total tackles (69 solo), 6 sacks, 2 interceptions, 7 pass deflections, 4 forced fumbles 2 fumble recoveries
Team Record: 12-3, CIF Southern Section Champions

photo at left: Hardrick snares a touchdown pass, although he'll be preventing them for the Ducks (Robert Whitehead photo)

Rodney Hardrick scored three times on defense last season. On his two interceptions, he returned the first one 55 yards for a td against Arroyo Valley, the second one for 48 yards. He recovered two fumbles, both for touchdowns, returning one 16 yards for a score against Chaffey High, and two weeks later for 33 yards and a scoop-and-score against Bloomington. You comb through his defensive stats and highlight video, and you start to think this kid could be a young Bo Lokombo. And that's a good thing to be.

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