Former Oregon LB Dunmore Transfers to Illinois State

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[July 01, 2014]   NORMAL - As the summer continues to progress and the start of fall football camp approaches for Illinois State, head coach Brock Spack has added another piece to his roster with the addition of Oregon transfer linebacker Oshay Dunmore Monday.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound redshirt sophomore enrolled in summer courses at ISU, will have three years of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to play in 2014 due to NCAA transfer rules.

We were in need of some depth on the defensive side of the ball, and Oshay is talented enough to potentially help out at a couple positions, Spack said. In high school, he was one of the highest rated decathletes in the country and played two positions on the field. Hes got experience at cornerback, safety and outside linebacker at Oregon and is also a solid special teams player. He could absolutely play in our secondary, but right now we are hoping he can help out at the outside linebacker position.

Dunmore played in 10 games for the Ducks in 2013, finishing with nine tackles including four solo stops. The Newport, Ore., native recorded a pair of solo tackles in the win over California, added two tackles against Virginia, and posted two tackles against Washington State. During his freshman season in 2012, Dunmore sat out as a redshirt and worked primarily on the scout team while officially being credited with seven tackles in the 2013 Oregon Spring Game.

During his prep career at Newport High School, Dunmore played quarterback and defensive back while helping the team to the first round of the state playoffs during his senior year. In his final season, he passed for 790 yards and eight touchdowns while rushing for 2,134 yards and 25 touchdowns. Dunmore also tallied 79 tackles, two interceptions, and blocked two field goals on defense on the way to being named an Oregon class 4A first-team all-state selection at defensive back and second-team pick at quarterback as a senior.

Dunmore was selected to the 2012 Parade All-America High School Football Team as an all-purpose player. Coming out of high school, he was ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and was listed as the No. 36 top athlete prospect in the country. In addition to his accolades on the gridiron, Dunmore was also a two-time state triple jump champion and won the 2012 long jump title, while placing second in the pole vault and discus for the second year in a row.

[Text received; MICHAEL WILLIAMS, ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY.  Photo Courtesy of UNIVERSITY OF OREGON]

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