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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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687 73
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Marcus Mariota Quarterback

2
324 111
Haloti Ngata is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Haloti Ngata Defensive end

3
335 117
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jonathan Stewart Running back

4
287 70
Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Royce Freeman

5
362 116
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
LaMichael James Running back

6
391 114
DeAnthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added DeAnthony Thomas

7
260 74
T. J. Ward is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
TJ Ward Safety

8
234 76
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dan Fouts Quarterback

9
248 71
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Patrick Chung Safety

10
251 91
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
LeGarrette Blount Running back

11
181 39
Deforest Buckner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Deforest Buckner

12
191 48
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Kiko Alonso Linebacker

13
177 54
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Max Unger Guard, Center

14
200 57
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

15
174 64
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Joey Harrington Quarterback

16
147 51
Jairus Byrd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jairus Byrd Free Safety

17
171 54
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dennis Dixon Quarterback

18
141 48
Josh Huff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Josh Huff

19
134 46
Ifo Ekpre Olomu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Ifo Ekpre Olomu

20
136 41
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Ahmad Rashād Running back, Wide receiver

21
110 42
Ed Dickson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Ed Dickson Tight end

22
95 28
Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Norm Van Brocklin Punter, Quarterback

23
109 38
Arik Armstead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Arik Armstead

24
92 31
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Mel Renfro Cornerback, Safety

25
109 51
Darron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

26
86 35
Kenny Wheaton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Kenny Wheaton Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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81 35
Dion Jordan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dion Jordan Defensive end

28
92 38
Jeff Maehl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jeff Maehl Wide receiver

29
77 31
Casey Matthews is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Casey Matthews Linebacker

30
77 39
Akili Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Akili Smith Quarterback

31
57 25
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

32
71 40
Byron Marshall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Byron Marshall

33
74 44
Kellen Clemens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Kellen Clemens Quarterback

34
65 30
Bill Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Bill Musgrave Quarterback

35
52 26
Reuben Droughns is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Reuben Droughns Running back, Fullback

36
50 30
Maurice Morris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Maurice Morris Running back

37
59 27
Braylon Addison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Braylon Addison

38
43 24
Igor Olshansky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Igor Olshansky Defensive end

39
54 28
Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jeremiah Johnson Running back

40
47 20
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Chris Miller Quarterback

41
39 20
Keenan Howry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Keenan Howry Wide receiver

42
50 25
Samie Parker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Samie Parker Wide receiver

43
39 21
Alex Molden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Alex Molden Cornerback, Defensive back

44
37 24
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Russ Francis Tight end

45
56 41
Darren Carrington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Darren Carrington Safety

46
31 14
Onterrio Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Onterrio Smith Running back

47
34 27
A. J. Feeley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
A. J. Feeley Quarterback

48
31 19
Derek Loville is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Derek Loville Running back

49
25 14
Tony Graziani is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Tony Graziani Quarterback

50
32 21
Demetrius Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Demetrius Williams Wide receiver