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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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418 43
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Marcus Mariota Quarterback

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2
199 57
Haloti Ngata is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Haloti Ngata Defensive end

3
219 61
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
LaMichael James Running back

4
198 64
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jonathan Stewart Running back

5
243 69
DeAnthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added DeAnthony Thomas

6
167 45
T. J. Ward is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
TJ Ward Safety

7
143 36
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Patrick Chung Safety

8
135 42
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dan Fouts Quarterback

9
136 35
Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Royce Freeman

10
113 31
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Max Unger Guard, Center

11
136 52
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
LeGarrette Blount Running back

12
99 22
Deforest Buckner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Deforest Buckner

13
128 37
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

14
97 28
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Kiko Alonso Linebacker

15
95 33
Jairus Byrd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jairus Byrd Free Safety

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16
94 37
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Joey Harrington Quarterback

17
83 26
Josh Huff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Josh Huff

18
105 34
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dennis Dixon Quarterback

19
66 21
Arik Armstead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Arik Armstead

20
64 26
Ed Dickson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Ed Dickson Tight end

21
72 29
Ifo Ekpre Olomu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Ifo Ekpre Olomu

22
77 28
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Ahmad Rashād Running back, Wide receiver

23
67 30
Darron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

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53 20
Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Norm Van Brocklin Punter, Quarterback

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48 20
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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48 22
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Mel Renfro Cornerback, Safety

27
48 23
Byron Marshall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Byron Marshall

28
45 17
Casey Matthews is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Casey Matthews Linebacker

29
49 26
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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51 25
Jeff Maehl is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jeff Maehl Wide receiver

31
31 18
Maurice Morris is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Maurice Morris Running back

32
39 18
Bill Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Bill Musgrave Quarterback

33
31 16
Reuben Droughns is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Reuben Droughns Running back, Fullback

34
36 16
Braylon Addison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Braylon Addison

35
43 27
Akili Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Akili Smith Quarterback

36
32 19
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

37
45 33
Kellen Clemens is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Kellen Clemens Quarterback

38
41 26
Darren Carrington is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Darren Carrington Safety

39
25 17
Igor Olshansky is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Igor Olshansky Defensive end

40
33 21
Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jeremiah Johnson Running back

41
24 13
Keenan Howry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Keenan Howry Wide receiver

42
32 19
Samie Parker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Samie Parker Wide receiver

43
22 15
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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14 5
Onterrio Smith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Onterrio Smith Running back

45
36 33
Thomas Tyner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Thomas Tyner

46
20 17
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Russ Francis Tight end

47
23 16
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Chris Miller Quarterback

48
17 11
Danny O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Danny O'Neil Quarterback

49
19 18
A. J. Feeley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
A. J. Feeley Quarterback

50
20 15
Josh Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Josh Wilcox Tight end