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Redshirt Tracker: Trace Ford’s Strong Freshman Season Continues in Loss

A look at who has and hasn’t played amongst the OSU newbies.

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Rarely do you see a true freshman football player make an immediate contribution to the team. Even more rarely do you see a true freshman football player who enrolls in the summer see the field. Turns out, Trace Ford is all sorts of rare.

The newbie from Edmond Santa Fe continued his strong freshman campaign this week by notching three tackles, one tackle for loss, a pass breakup and his first sack, the latter of which came on a critical fourth-down stop. For a defense that resembled swiss cheese in the Texas Tech loss, he was one of the bright spots:

Here’s an update to our season-long tracker of who has and hasn’t played this season as we monitor newbies eligible for the NCAA rule that allows for players to play in up to four games while maintaining a redshirt.

(Note: we’re only tracking true freshmen and excluding all other classifications including junior college transfers and traditional transfers.)

Name Games Played DEBUT TTU stats Season
Jayden Jernigan 6 Oregon State No stats 7 tackles, 1 TFL,
Trace Ford 6 Oregon State 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 PBU 11 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 TFL
Na’Drian Dizadare 1 Oregon State No stats No stats
Thomas Harper 6 Oregon State No stats 5 tackles
Tom Hutton 6 Oregon State 5 punts, 31.1 yd. avg. 22 punts, 37.28 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
Preston Wilson
Taylor Miterko
Cole Birmingham
Brendan Costello
Grayson Boomer Out for year — ACL

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