Two years ago, Bralon Addison finished off a brilliant season in which he caught 61 passes for890 yards and seven touchdowns. To top that he also scored two punt return touchdowns in a single game. In 2013, whenever the Ducks needed a big play, Addison's number was called.
Then disaster struck in the 2014 spring workouts that caused Addison to miss the entire 2014 campaign. However in Spring 2015, Addison showed he was still the versatile athlete Duck fans have come to expect by catching four passes for 50 yards and a TD then hit three passes for 71 yards and TD.
Addison is fully healthy going into fall camp which starts on Monday and that bolsters an already strong receiving corps. What remains to be seen is if he return punts or kickoffs and if he does, there's no doubt he'll be one of the tops in the nation.
The redshirt junior carried on in the tradition of the likes of De'Anthony Thomas -- a tough minded, gritty playmaker that can take the ball all the way to the endzone, every time he touches it.
This year, Addison heads a receiving corps that includes Dwayne Stanford, Jalen Brown, Byron Marshall, new comers Alex Ofodile, Malik Lovette and Kirk Merritt. Two other important cogs to the Oregon receiving package are Darren Carrington and Devon Allen. It’s likely neither Carrington or Allen will be available, at least for the first few games. Carrington’s status has not been yet determine after he was ruled ineligible for the National Championship game due to a violation of the NCAA Drug Policy. Allen is recovering for an injury that occurred on the opening kickoff of Oregon’s 59-20 win over Florida State in the Rose Bowl; most indication point to Allen returning no sooner than mid-season.
With Addison back, the Ducks on-field performance has another proven weapon as the Ducks make their way back to another successful season.