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A list of the best Oregon Ducks of all time. Beginning in 1894, the University of Oregon began its illustrious football program. Though Oregon fans didn't always have a lot to cheer for through much of the 20th century, the 2000s ushered in a new era, and the Ducks have become a dominant force in the Pac-12 and nationwide. Oregon has not yet won a national title, but they have taken home 11 conference titles and have 12 post-season bowl game wins. Oregon has produced many truly talented quarterbacks, from NFL legend Dan Fouts, to Joey Harrington, Dennis Dixon, and Akili Smith. Many talented Oregon stars at other positions have gone on to illustrious NFL careers as well, with six former Ducks being inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, including Gary Zimmerman, Dave Wilcox, Norm Van Brocklin, Dan Fouts, and Mel Renfro. Other famous players who are considered some of the greatest Ducks ever are the ruthless defender Haloti Ngata and running back Jonathan Stewart.

Former head coach Mike Bellotti helped bring Oregon Duck football to the national stage, and Chip Kelly, now with the Philadelphia Eagles, grew it into the dominant force it is today. The school is regularly ranked in the top ten, and few opponents enjoy coming into Autzen Stadium and facing the Oregon fans. While many people focus on the Ducks's crazy uniforms, it's the great players who are really remembered. Who can forget powerhouse LaMichael James, who ended his Oregon career as the most decorated Duck ever, holding almost every singe Oregon rushing and scoring record including most points scored in a season & career (144, 348), most touchdowns in a season & career (24, 58), most rushing attempts in a season (294), season and career rushing yards (1,805, 5,082), and most 200-yard rushing games, also for both season (4) and career (7). Then there's Oregon's first and (so far) only Heisman Trophy winner, quarterback Marcus Mariota, who took home college football's top honor in 2014.

This is the list of the best Oregon Ducks of all time. Is your favorite Duck missing from the list? Feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Ducks football players ever. 
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360 37
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Marcus Mariota Quarterback

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178 48
Haloti Ngata is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Haloti Ngata Defensive end

3
178 52
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jonathan Stewart Running back

4
188 53
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
LaMichael James Running back

5
148 37
T. J. Ward is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
TJ Ward Safety

6
212 59
DeAnthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added DeAnthony Thomas

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118 32
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dan Fouts Quarterback

8
124 30
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Patrick Chung Safety

9
118 40
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
LeGarrette Blount Running back

10
98 27
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Max Unger Guard, Center

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103 26
Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Royce Freeman

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118 31
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

13
84 19
Deforest Buckner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Deforest Buckner

14
87 27
Jairus Byrd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jairus Byrd Free Safety

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94 28
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dennis Dixon Quarterback

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80 25
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Kiko Alonso Linebacker

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84 34
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Joey Harrington Quarterback

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72 24
Josh Huff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Josh Huff

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71 24
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Ahmad Rashād Running back, Wide receiver

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57 24
Ed Dickson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Ed Dickson Tight end

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54 20
Arik Armstead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Arik Armstead

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49 18
Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Norm Van Brocklin Punter, Quarterback

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62 28
Ifo Ekpre Olomu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Ifo Ekpre Olomu

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59 26
Darron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

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42 17
Dion Jordan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dion Jordan Defensive end

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46 21
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Mel Renfro Cornerback, Safety

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41 18
Byron Marshall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Byron Marshall

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36 14
Casey Matthews is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Casey Matthews Linebacker

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42 23
Kenny Wheaton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Kenny Wheaton Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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35 16
Bill Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Bill Musgrave Quarterback

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26 16
Maurice Morris is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Maurice Morris Running back

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31 17
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

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43 24
Jeff Maehl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jeff Maehl Wide receiver

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41 27
Kellen Clemens is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Kellen Clemens Quarterback

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38 24
Akili Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Akili Smith Quarterback

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26 14
Reuben Droughns is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Reuben Droughns Running back, Fullback

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29 15
Braylon Addison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Braylon Addison

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33 19
Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jeremiah Johnson Running back

39
34 21
Darren Carrington is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Darren Carrington Safety

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22 16
Igor Olshansky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Igor Olshansky Defensive end

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22 12
Keenan Howry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Keenan Howry Wide receiver

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29 18
Samie Parker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Samie Parker Wide receiver

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19 14
Alex Molden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Alex Molden Cornerback, Defensive back

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32 28
Thomas Tyner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Thomas Tyner

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12 4
Onterrio Smith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Onterrio Smith Running back

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18 14
A. J. Feeley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
A. J. Feeley Quarterback

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19 16
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Russ Francis Tight end

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9 2
Tim Day is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

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24 18
Jeremiah Masoli is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jeremiah Masoli Quarterback

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19 14
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Chris Miller Quarterback