Grasu anchored the offensive line for four seasons at Oregon (2011-14) appearing in 52 games and earning Pac-12 first-team all-conference honors on three occasions (2012-14). Grasu was one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy as the nation’s top center as a junior and senior. He earned first-team All-America honors by The Sporting News (2014), SI.com (2013-14) and SB Nation (2013) as well as second-team acclaim by the Associated Press (2014). A two-time recipient (2012-13) of Oregon’s Todd Doxey Award, exemplifying the spirituality, dedication and brotherhood associated with being an outstanding teammate and two-time winner (2012 and 2014) of the team’s Ed Moshofsky Trophy as the program’s outstanding offensive lineman.
The Ducks led the Pac-12 in rushing all four seasons Grasu was there, while ranking third in the country in total offense (547.0 yards per game) and fourth in scoring offense (45.4 points per game) in 2014, second nationally in total offense (565.0 ypg) and fourth in scoring (45.5 ppg) in 2013, second in scoring (49.5 ppg) and fifth in total offense (537.4 ypg) in 2012 and third in scoring (46.1 ppg) and fourth in total offense (522.8 ypg) in 2011.