Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Getting to know the Oregon Duck newcomers: Andre Yruretagoyena

Andre Yruretagoyena
OL – 6-5, 260, 4.94
Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral HS)

2010 Team Record: 14-0 season, back-to-back Class 5A-II state championships.
3,700 yards rushing (263 per game), 54 TDs 7.4 yards per carry
1st Team All-State, consensus 4* recruit

Yruretagoyena: rolled r - etha - go - yehna. It looks Russian but it's Basque, the proud, dispersed people of the Pyrenees Mountains. Andre Y is likely to be a well-deserved affectionate nickname, as Duck fans will love his intensity and agressive blocking, but it shouldn't be adopted out of mere laziness.

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