Keanon Lowe is the consummate “good soldier” for the Duck receiving corps, willing to catch few passes but make many blocks downfield for the running game. He’s been lauded by Oregon coaches as a key cog in the success of the Oregon running game with is consistently high-caliber blocking on the edge.
He was the Class 6A defensive player of the year as a Jesuit High senior as a defensive back and also played running back and receiver. He rushed for 1,213 yards and caught 42 passes for 603 yards his senior season for the Crusaders, tallying 27 touchdowns along the way.
Though carrying a reputation as a possession receiver, Lowe entered Oregon as another track guy, posting a sub 22-second 200 meter time and state championship run to his resume.
Well, that likely will change this season as Oregon’s offense graduated the core of its receivers, then lost expected breakout star Bralon Addison to an ACL tear in the spring. That makes Lowe, with 40 career catches, the granddaddy of the receivers heading into 2014.
Lowe has started 20 of the last 22 games for Oregon and played in all 25 games the last two seasons. In 2013, he finished fourth with 18 catches and fifth in yards with 223 while finding the end zone three times. He also does duty on the kickoff return team when needed.
Lowe is in position to be the main guy and up his numbers substantially in his final season. Lowe’s ability to handle the workload and change perceptions about being a big play receiver could go a long way to helping Oregon meet its lofty goals.
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