DuckSeason: Previewing the tight ends

Pharoah Brown celebrates after making a catch in a home game versus Washington last year (Taylor Wilder/ Daily Emerald).

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall practice on Aug. 10.

Pharaoh Brown was coming into his own. He was making plays, running over defenders and utilizing the skill and athleticism that he possessed in his 6-foot-6, 250 pound frame. That is, until a goal line play in the fourth quarter against Utah. His right leg snapped in a in a horrific way, forcing doctors to nearly amputate his leg. The big question this year is, when will Brown return? Without Brown, Oregon got little from the position. Evan Baylis and Johnny Mundt have shown flashes, but not the same consistency that Brown brought to tight end.

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