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Player Feature: Calvin Throckmorton

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 22 Stanford at Oregon

Feature Spotlight: Calvin Throckmorton


Player Bio

Pos: RT H: 6’5” W: 318 LB

Hometown: Bellevue, WA (Newport HS)

Class: Redshirt-Senior

The “Swiss-Army” knife of lineman, senior Calvin Throckmorton was the only FBS player to start at four different lineman position (LT, C, RG, RT) in 2018. Throckmorton is graded as one of the top offensive lineman in college football, but it’s what’s between the ears that separates him from the rest. Known by some as “Doc Throck”, the graduate enters 2019 with a degree in Human Physiology and plans to apply for medical school in 2019.

Throughout his career the 2018 Pac-12 All-Academic first-teamer has excelled equally, both on the field and in the classroom; ranking tops amongst the best pass-blockers in the Pac-12.

Coming from Bellevue, Washington, a suburban city just east of Seattle separated only by Lake Washington. Throckmorton emerged a consensus three-star prospect. Along with the three-star grade, Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports ranked the offensive lineman among the top 10 prospects coming out of the state. Doc Throck played both sides of the ball in high school for the Newport Knights. As a four-year defensive-line starter, Throckmorton made 61 tackles as a senior and 46 as a junior, while earning two-time KingCo 4A Lineman of the Year.

Joining Oregon in 2015, the highly versatile lineman redshirted as a freshman. Since then he’s made 38 consecutive starts with the Ducks allowing just one sack in his last 31 games. To put that into perspective, that’s just one sack allowed in 2,289 snaps, with 1,105 of the snaps being in pass-protection.

According to PFF, Throckmorton grades out as the top Pac-12 offensive lineman in 2018 and returns to a strong and familiar cast at offensive line. With Throckmorton coming back for his senior season, Oregon bolsters one of the top offensive lines returning to the Pac-12 in 2019.


Career Stats

(2016) GP: 12

(2017) GP: 13

(2018) GP: 13

(Total) GP: 38



  • FWAA All-American second team
  • Phil Steele American second team
  • PFF All-American second team
  • AP Pac-12 All-Conference first team
  • Phil Steele Pac-12 All-Conference first team
  • PFF All Pac-12 All-Conference team
  • Coaches Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention
  • Google Cloud Academic All-District 8
  • Pac-12 All-Academic first team
  • Three-Time PFF Pac-12 Team of the Week (Week 4,5, 13)


  • Phil Steele Pac-12 All-Conference third team
  • Coaches Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District 8
  • Pac-12 All-Academic first team
  • PFF Pac-12 Team of the Week (Week 7)


  • Coaches Pac-12 All-conference honorable mention
  • Pac-12 All-Academic first team


NCAA FOOTBALL: NOV 26 Oregon at Oregon State
Oregon offensive lineman Calvin Throckmorton pulls out to block during the 120th Civil War NCAA football game against the Oregon State Beavers at Resner Stadium in Corvallis, OR.
Photo by Brian Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Best Performance:

In the biggest moments Throckmorton tends to shine. He did once again in the final game of the 2018 regular season, against rivaled Oregon State. Throckmorton posted a grade of 85.3 according to PFF at left tackle for the Ducks. A solid grade that has become routine for the multi-tooled lineman.

Unfortunately the big men in the trenches don’t get the statistical respect, or notoriety that they deserve. And with the Ducks Penei-less, Throckmorton’s ability to move around the line helped the Ducks return to Eugene with a Civil War victory in hand.



As a smart and educated man, the right tackle from Washington understands the importance of versatility. When it comes to perfecting his craft, Throckmorton leaves no stone unturned... anywhere. His ability to retain information and understand what each position is doing is only part of what makes him a potential first-round draft pick in 2020. And he continually works at it.

Throckmorton posted one of his best grades of the season week 4 in the excruciating 31-34 OT loss to Stanford in Eugene. While the loss is tough to watch his play stands out as a positive among the glaring negative.