March 1, 2007

Getting to know Carson York

As part of our continuing post-signing day coverage, Duck Sports Authority is contacting all of Oregon's class of 2007 signees in order to get to know them better. This is a series that will continue for the next few weeks. In this installment, we meet up with offensive tackle Carson York of Coeur d' Alene (Idaho) Lake City.

Getting to know: Carson York
Offensive Tackle
Coeur d' Alene (Idaho) Lake City
Current size: 6-foot-4 1/2, 280 pounds


Rankings:
Rivals.com Rivals250 2007
Rivals.com offensive tackles 2007 (15)
Rivals.com Idaho top 10 2007 (1)
DSA NW 'A' List (2)

Recent statistics: For his senior season, York was second team all state despite playing in only four regular season games, missing five - all league games - and then playing three games in the playoffs.

Other schools offering scholarships: York chose Oregon over offers from around the nation, including schools such as Arizona State, California, Washington, and Washington State. He told us that he chose the Ducks over Cal and Stanford.

Carson York is another new Duck who has been playing football for a long time.

"I started playing flag football in fourth grade and have played every year since then," York told us. "In middle school I was a running back and linebacker and freshman year I was a linebacker and an offensive lineman. Then I had my growth spurt between freshman and sophomore years, as a sophomore and have played offensive and defensive line since then."

After verbally committing to Oregon in late May, York suffered through a painful injury as a senior.

"I had sort of a fracture of my left side of my pelvis. My abdominal muscles where they're attached to my pelvis pulled my pelvis apart," he said. "It was my growth plate which is a good thing. It wouldn't have happened if I wasn't still growing. My growth plate wasn't completely fused, and because it wasn't fused my muscles were pulling on the pelvis and sort of tore my growth plate off my pelvis. The doctor said that because I was such a young age it caused my muscular system to go way beyond my skeletal system. Stuff like that can happen I guess, but it's not a problem in the future. The doctor said that there's no possible way it could be a problem. Those are the only games I've ever missed."

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