Emergence of Brown Opens Options for UO Offense

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Emergence of Brown Opens Options for UO Offense
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

From the pack of young tight ends behind Colt Lyerla on Oregon's depth chart, one has emerged this spring as the most likely backup in 2013. Sophomore Pharaoh Brown, who caught two passes in 12 games last season, has been the Ducks' most improved player at any position on offense in April, UO tight ends coach Tom Osborne said. Come fall, Brown's presence could allow for more formations using two tight ends, which Oregon mostly eschewed in 2012, while providing a backup who can capably man the position when Lyerla needs a breather.

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