During the height of Marcos Mariota mania at the University of Oregon, Gervais senior Peter McKinley had eyes for the other side of the ball.
"Everyone always goes crazy for Marcus Mariota," McKinley said. "I'm a defensive guy, so Deforest Buckner, Arik Armstead, Ifo (Ekpre-Olomu) — those are my guys."
A linebacker for the Gervais Cougars football team, McKinley was a defense-first guy who looked opposite of the Ducks' impressive offensive machine for inspiration.
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