There’s so many things to love about Oregon ( So. ) linebacker Torrodney Prevot.
To name just a few, you’ll never see Prevot without his beaming smile. He thoroughly enjoys the college experience. He loves his family, friends and his teammates and above all he simply loves the game of college football.
And let’s not forget, he’s also one of the most gifted young linebackers in the Pac-12.
And if his performance in fall camp is any indication of future performance, teams on the Ducks 2014 schedule should pay particular attention to Prevot.
“He’s had a solid fall,” Helfrich said recently.
“When he puts it all together, he’s really good.”
Last year during his freshman season, Prevot ( 6’3 – 222 lbs – Houston, Tx. ) played in 11 games and was credited with 2.5 sacks and 14 solo tackles.
This season, Prevot has spent additional time in the weight room and on the practice field to get bigger, stronger and faster in hopes of making a larger impact on the Ducks defensive unit.
“Some of the goals I wanted to set was get up to 230 ( lbs )…be as fast as I can,…be as physical as I can…be able to open field tackle a lot better,…be able to play faster and be confident on the field” said Prevot when asked about his goals for the 2014 season.
Prevots passion to play for the Ducks, and for football in general is something any head coach or position coach would love to bottle and sell. Prevot plays the game with the simple joy you’d see in youth leagues around the country.
“I’m super excited to be out there again to play the game that I love” said Prevot this week.
“Playing football again during this time is unbelievable,…just to be out here and be healthy.”
Although not listed as a starter at the outside backer position in the seasons first depth chart, Prevot is expected to see considerable playing time in sharing that position with junior Tyson Coleman.
Coleman had two starts in 2013 and played in 12 of the teams 13 games.
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