In his final season, tight end Johnny Mundt looks forward to the 2016 season

Oregon senior tight end Johnny Mundt has seen success on the football field in his career but he had two very good players that took the spotlight. If he can, Mundt would like to return to the field and contribute to the Ducks' success in 2016.

Mundt is probably best known to Oregon fans as the freshman tight end that came into the Tennessee game at Autzen Stadium back in 2013 catching five passes for 121 and two touchdowns. Since his rookie season, he has had a series of injuries plus the fact that both Pharaoh Brown and Evan Baylis have also had excellent years.

This season, Brown is back after a catostrophic injury that nearly cost him his leg against Utah two years ago, and Baylis has been a steady workhorse that ended up being the team's sixth leading receiver in 2015. Mundt has great admiration for Brown and his recovery. Brown should be at full strength when the Ducks take the field against Cal-Davis on Sept. 8.

While Mundt caught five passes last season he played in 12 games and contributed as a blocker and was part of special teams.

Still though, he'd love to see some passes coming his way on offense.

"Once you get the taste of being on that field you want it again," Mundt admitted. "I've had that taste and I want to get back on the field and establish myself as a running blocking tight end and a pass catching tight end."

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