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Patrick Herbert does it again: Oregon tight end runs in conversion, catches TD at Washington

Younger brother of Chargers QB Justin Herbert, former 4-star TE has become playmaker for Ducks

Once again, a Herbert lined up under center for the Oregon Ducks.

Oregon tight end Patrick Herbert took a direct snap and converted a two-point conversion after the Ducks' first touchdown in a top-10 college football showdown at Washington on Saturday.

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound pass-catcher is the younger brother of Los Angeles Chargers and former UO quarterback Justin Herbert.

Early in the college football season, the Oregon Ducks reached into its bag of tricks and called a successful pass from backup tight end Patrick Herbert. 

On Saturday, Oregon football tapped the former Sheldon High School (Oregon) 4-star once again in its top-10 showdown at Washington. 

Watch the play for yourself:

As a high school prospect, Justin Herbert famously flew under the radar due to knee injuries. 

His 6-foot-5, 225-pound brother, however, was the top-rated prospect out of Oregon in 2019 and the nation's No. 6 tight end, according to 247 Sports.

So it turns out, the conversion was only the first time Patrick Herbert would find the endzone on Saturday.

In the second quarter, he caught an 11-yard touchdown pass and Oregon took a 15-14 lead.

The matchups pits the AP No. 7 Huskies against the No. 8 Ducks, and the regional rivalry received ESPN's College Gameday treatment.

-- Andy Buhler | | @sblivetx

Lead photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports