Photo countdown: Six days to the Alamo Bowl

Posted by Michael Arellano on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 10:16 am.

There are only six days until the 2013 Alamo Bowl where the Oregon Ducks will face the Texas Longhorns. Every day we’ll post a meaningful photo from the year to recap the eventful season and get fans prepped for Oregon’s matchup in the Lone Star State. Be sure to check out the rest of the Emerald’s football coverage leading up to the game.

Since his redshirt freshman season, Grasu has been the starting center for the Ducks, taking over from Jordan Holmes. He earned All-Freshman Second Team in 2011, All-Pac-12 First Team in 2012, and he also is on the watch list for Rimington Trophy. Currently projected to be the No. 1 NFL draft pick among centers, Grasu has certainly made a name for himself as a Duck. His parents are a familiar sight at Oregon games, home and away: they attend every one. What remains to be seen is how Grasu and his teammates will hold their own against the Texas Longhorns’ D-line in San Antonio.

Oregon junior offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu (55) walks down the sidelines during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks face the University of Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia on September 7, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon junior offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu (55) walks down the sidelines during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks face the University of Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia on September 7, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)