STORY: Aidan Schneider Leads Oregon with more than his Leg

The Oregon offense has left little points on the board for senior kicker Aidan Schneider to clean up. Through three weeks, the program’s most accurate kicker has just one field goal attempt, a missed 44-yard chance against Nebraska. With 24 points off of extra points alone, Schneider’s role with the team may seem reduced to the simple kicks from the outside, but to his teammates the senior fulfills the roles of leader and comedian.

Aidan Schneider Leads Oregon with more than his Leg (by Alex Castle)

 

STORY: Taj Griffin Battles Back From Injury, Succeeds at New Position

Oregon’s Taj Griffin played his first collegiate football game in nearly a year on Saturday in Wyoming after suffering a torn ACL late in the Ducks’ 2016 season. Griffin’s first touch of the season went 20 yards through the air for a touchdown. The junior spent his first two years at Oregon as a running back, but has been asked to switch the wide receiver by Willie Taggart and the rest of the Ducks’ coaching staff. Griffin suffered a similar knee injury that took away his entire senior season of high school. The process of battling back to the gridiron for a second time in addition to handling a position change was challenging for Griffin, but based on his season-opening performance, he’s handled it well.

STORY: Another Major Knee Injury and a Position Change Can’t Stop Taj Griffin (by Marc Grandi)