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Redshirt Tracker: Trace Ford Hurries the QB in Impactful Iowa State Game

A look at how newbies are playing this season and who will likely redshirt.

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We’re eight games into the 2019 season, and we’ve reached a point in our weekly Redshirt Tracker column where I think it’s safe to say this has morphed into a weekly Trace Ford Tracker column.

The true freshman defensive end/linebacker again made an impact in the stat sheet this past week in OSU’s upset win over Iowa State, logging three tackles and one quarterback hurry. Ford played on the edge, in the middle and in coverage as he again showed glimpses of becoming OSU’s best (and most versatile) defensive player. The only thing that would complete the cycle for him this season might be putting him in a James Castleman package.

Ford was one of four freshmen who saw playing time in Ames, a theme we’ve seen in recent weeks as OSU appears to be settled in to who will see rotation time and who will redshirt.

Here’s a look at how the stats have played out through eight games this season for the true freshmen.

Name Games Played DEBUT ISU stats Season
Jayden Jernigan 8 Oregon State 1 tackle 10 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack
Trace Ford 8 Oregon State 3 tackles, 1 QB hurry 15 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 TFL
Na’Drian Dizadare 1 Oregon State No stats No stats
Thomas Harper 8 Oregon State No stats 6 tackles, 1 TFL
Tom Hutton 8 Oregon State 6 punts, 41 yd. avg. 29 punts, 38.7 yd avg.
Langston Anderson 1 McNeese No stats 1 catch, 8 yards
Deondrick Glass 1 McNeese No stats 3 carries, 10 yards, 1 FBL
Kamryn Farrar 1 McNeese No stats 1 tackle
Isreal Isuman-Hundley 1 McNeese No stats No stats
Demarco Jones 1 McNeese No stats No stats
Xavier Ross 1 McNeese No stats No stats
Kody Walterscheid 1 McNeese No stats No stats
Xavier Player 1 McNeese No stats No stats
Joe Michalski Expected to RS
Preston Wilson Expected to RS
Taylor Miterko Expected to RS
Cole Birmingham Expected to RS
Brendan Costello Expected to RS
Grayson Boomer Out for year — ACL

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