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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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1
803 83
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

2
304 81
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Safety

3
308 83
T. J. Ward is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Safety

4
380 135
Haloti Ngata is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

5
426 136
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

6
393 140
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

7
457 134
DeAnthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added

8
313 105
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

9
280 91
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

10
353 93
Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Royce Freeman

11
224 47
Deforest Buckner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Deforest Buckner

12
238 59
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Linebacker

13
208 60
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Guard, Center

14
210 78
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

15
166 59
Jairus Byrd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Free Safety

16
228 73
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

17
169 57
Josh Huff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Josh Huff

18
198 64
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

19
133 49
Ed Dickson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Tight end

20
154 57
Ifo Ekpre Olomu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Ifo Ekpre Olomu

21
131 44
Arik Armstead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Arik Armstead

22
154 49
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver

23
107 36
Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Punter, Quarterback

24
109 39
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

25
130 58
Darron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

26
104 46
Kenny Wheaton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

27
96 42
Dion Jordan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

28
110 47
Jeff Maehl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

29
93 38
Casey Matthews is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Linebacker

30
92 46
Akili Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

31
89 48
Kellen Clemens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

32
65 32
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

33
63 31
Reuben Droughns is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back, Fullback

34
81 46
Byron Marshall is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Byron Marshall

35
60 36
Maurice Morris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

36
74 34
Bill Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

37
70 33
Braylon Addison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Braylon Addison

38
49 32
Igor Olshansky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

39
60 31
Samie Parker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

40
59 37
Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

41
48 29
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Tight end

42
46 26
Keenan Howry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

43
53 26
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Quarterback

44
44 27
Alex Molden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

45
62 47
Darren Carrington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Safety

46
37 20
Onterrio Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

47
54 39
Jeremiah Masoli is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

48
41 35
A. J. Feeley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

49
35 23
Derek Loville is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

50
36 25
Danny O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Quarterback