By STEVEN VAUGHAN, 750 THE GAME
Growing up as a kid, most boys want to play professional sports. The same can be said for West Linn’s Alex Forsyth, now a former All-American center for the Oregon Ducks.
Forsyth saw action in just 10 games combined in his first three seasons in Eugene, but by the end of his career he ended up being an all-league performer and one of the best centers in the nation.
Forsyth told John Canzano on 750 The Game that he always had the dream of playing at Oregon and eventually in the NFL.
“When young kids start playing football, I think everyone’s dream is to play professionally in some capacity and definitely in college, too,” Forsyth said. “So at first my dream was to go to college and play at Oregon, and that kind of evolved to ‘Hey I want my dream to playing in the NFL.”
Forsyth added, “Since I was in high school this has been my goal. So I’m really excited for it.”
Forsyth has the fortune to have seen so many great Oregon players become successful in the NFL, including his former Ducks teammate, Justin Herbert. Forsyth said he got some advice heading into the draft process that has been helpful.
“The number one piece of advice those guys gave me going into the combine was be yourself. Don’t be someone you’re not. Being authentic to yourself is good enough. Because I love football. I love everything about the game. I love studying film. They told me that coaches are going to love that.”
The NFL Draft begins next Thursday, April 27th, with round one. Rounds two and three take place Friday, April 28th, and rounds four through seven on Saturday, April 29th.
Listen to the full interview with former West Linn High School and Oregon Ducks center, Alex Forsyth, by clicking the podcast below. Catch the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano weekdays 3-6 p.m. in Portland exclusively on 750 The Game.