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Return of the Quack: Cam McCormick

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Cam McCormick

Tight End - 6’5”, 255 lb. - Bend, CA - Senior

Finally healthy after season ending injuries that kept him out for two straight seasons, Cam McCormick will be competing for playing time behind senior tight end Hunter Kampmoyer. McCormick is the only other senior on roster at tight end giving him a leg up as he competes against redshirt-freshmen Patrick Herbert and Spencer Webb. It hasn’t been an easy path for McCormick, maybe 2020 can be the year the veteran breaks out as a starter.


Suffered a season ending ankle injury in the 2018 offseason keeping him out for the entirety of the 2019 season; Two consecutive seasons sidelined.


A promising sophomore year was derailed by a season-ending leg injury. McCormick broke his fibula in the season-opener against Bowling Green, ending with a single reception for -2 yards. A disappointing end for a hopeful sophomore who showed flashes as a deep threat down the middle.


What little came from McCormick’s redshirt-freshman season is as much as we’ve seen from the tight end. Out of 13 games in 2017, McCormick officially started in two; Week 5 against Cal and Arizona Week 11. His first and only career touchdown came midway through the season on an easy dump-off, lowering his shoulder on his way to scoring six. McCormick totaled only six receptions for 89 yards, averaging 14.8 yards per reception.


Made the decision to redshirt.


It’s fair to say injuries have played a major role in McCormick’s career as a football player. Consensus three-star recruit entered 2015 as the No. 1 rated tight end prospect in the western half of the country, according to 247 Sports. That was before a leg injury cut his senior season extremely short after only two games played. He finish his high school career averaging 13.6 YPR and tallied 51 receptions for 694 yards and 10 touchdowns. The injury held him out of his senior year, but McCormick was fully committed to Oregon, enrolling in January of the 2016’s winter semester. Even with his injury, the tight end was highly recruited in the Pac-12, choosing Oregon over teams like Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State.