Prukop is excited and happy to be at Oregon.

Quarterback Dakota Prukop was interviewed by media for the first time following the first day of spring workouts at the Autzen Stadium Complex and Tuesday morning. Prukop, a transfer from Montana State University seemed poised and ready to compete for the starting job with the Ducks.

Prukop, 6-2, 195 is ready to go. He’s been enrolled at Oregon since the start of Winter Term (January 2016) and has done all the homework a graduate student would expect to do – and in this case a player using his final year of eligibility as an Oregon Duck.

Prukop starred at Montana State for three years and threw for 5,584 yards, 40 touchdowns and only had a total of 16 interceptions in three years; but to make that even more clear, he only played in one game his freshman year in which he had passing attempts, completions, yards, touchdowns or interceptions.

In 2014 and 2015, Prukop rushed the ball 327 times, gaining 1,743 yards, scoring 24 TDs.

Many people make a comparison between Prukop and Vernon Adams, Oregon signalcaller last season. While Adams is known for having a great long ball throw, Prukop says that he hopes his is just as good. The two met in 2014 when the Eagles prevailed in a shoot-out 52-51. In that game, Adams threw for 358 yards and two TDs, while Prukop threw for 248 yards and four TDs.

Prukop had high praise for his former adversary and now the two can claim a connection of being Ducks.

When he decided he would transfer from Montana State following graduation, he had several options, but the two that stood out the most were Oregon and Alabama. Why did he chose Oregon?

“This is a team that expects to be number one and without that expectation you can’t be number one,” said Prukop of why chose to come to Oregon. “You can’t even reach a goal you set for yourself (without an expectation.) That’s one of the reasons I came here and I’m excited to be here.”

Prukop earned a degree in economics from MSU and is presently pursing a master degree in non-profit management at Oregon.

Oregon will complete a total of 15 sessions between now and April 30, the annual spring game which will kickoff at 11 a.m. at Autzen Stadium.


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