College Football The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time  

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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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866 89
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

2
312 95
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

3
337 90
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Safety

4
416 147
Haloti Ngata is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

5
423 148
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

6
387 99
Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Royce Freeman

7
327 90
T. J. Ward is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Safety

8
453 147
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

9
492 142
DeAnthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added

10
343 114
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

11
248 51
Deforest Buckner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Deforest Buckner

12
257 65
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Linebacker

13
224 62
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Guard, Center

14
228 83
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

15
177 62
Jairus Byrd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Free Safety

16
243 77
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

17
182 62
Josh Huff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Josh Huff

18
213 70
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

19
142 53
Ed Dickson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Tight end

20
168 51
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver

21
138 46
Arik Armstead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Arik Armstead

22
159 61
Ifo Ekpre Olomu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Ifo Ekpre Olomu

23
125 41
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

24
121 39
Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Punter, Quarterback

25
139 61
Darron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time