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Return of the Quack: Alex Forsyth

A crucial part of a brand new o-line!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Oregon at USC Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Alex Forsyth

Offensive Lineman - 6’4, 300 lb. - West Linn, Oregon - Junior

Alex Forsyth has big shoes to fill in 2020 as the anticipated starting center; filling in for Jake Hanson, a former four-star, four-year starter and current Green Bay Packer is no easy task. Forsyth has played very little over his tenure as an Oregon Duck, just 10 total games, leaving a lot of questions surrounding the anticipated performance of a revamped offensive line. Perhaps with Forsyth at center the Ducks o-line will be reloading rather than rebuilding. Oregon’s most-likely starting quarterback, Tyler Shough, may take some time to adjust to the pressure, so let’s hope Forsyth and the rest of the line can help take some of the burden off his shoulders.

2019

As a sophomore, Forsyth saw playing time at three different positions, left guard, right guard and right tackle. While he didn’t see any time at center, Forsyth showed versatility playing all over the offensive line. In the five games he played in 2019, he saw 47 snaps.

2018

The redshirt freshman saw playing time at left guard, right guard and right tackle over a span of five games, totaling 44 snaps.

2017

Utilized a redshirt as a freshman.

Recruitment

Forsyth was heavily recruited as a four-star prospect according to ESPN and Rivals. During his senior season, Forsyth was pegged as the No. 2 player in the state of Oregon by Rivals and helped lead West Linn to an undefeated season and a state championship. The offensive lineman was selected first-team 6A all-state as a junior and as a senior. He chose Oregon over programs like Michigan, Utah and numerous other Pac-12 universities.