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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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550 57
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Marcus Mariota Quarterback

2
252 82
Haloti Ngata is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Haloti Ngata Defensive end

3
281 84
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
LaMichael James Running back

4
265 88
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jonathan Stewart Running back

5
195 48
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Patrick Chung Safety

6
209 49
Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Royce Freeman

7
183 55
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dan Fouts Quarterback

8
213 61
T. J. Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
TJ Ward Safety

9
311 95
DeAnthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added DeAnthony Thomas

10
140 27
Deforest Buckner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

11
193 71
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
LeGarrette Blount Running back

12
145 39
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Max Unger Guard, Center

13
141 37
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Kiko Alonso Linebacker

14
118 40
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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153 45
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

16
123 47
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Joey Harrington Quarterback

17
103 35
Ifo Ekpre Olomu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Ifo Ekpre Olomu

18
107 33
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Ahmad Rashād Running back, Wide receiver

19
129 46
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dennis Dixon Quarterback

20
105 39
Josh Huff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Josh Huff

21
87 30
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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87 35
Ed Dickson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Ed Dickson Tight end

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72 22
Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Norm Van Brocklin Punter, Quarterback

24
72 25
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Mel Renfro Cornerback, Safety

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83 40
Darron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

26
66 28
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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63 27
Dion Jordan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dion Jordan Defensive end

28
62 30
Akili Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Akili Smith Quarterback

The Best Oregon Ducks Quarterbacks of All Time

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43 21
Maurice Morris is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Maurice Morris Running back

30
43 17
Reuben Droughns is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Reuben Droughns Running back, Fullback

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60 30
Byron Marshall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

32
46 20
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

33
56 24
Casey Matthews is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Casey Matthews Linebacker

34
65 31
Jeff Maehl is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jeff Maehl Wide receiver

35
51 23
Bill Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Bill Musgrave Quarterback

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44 21
Braylon Addison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

37
44 22
Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jeremiah Johnson Running back

38
54 36
Kellen Clemens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Kellen Clemens Quarterback

39
34 19
Igor Olshansky is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Igor Olshansky Defensive end

40
31 15
Keenan Howry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Keenan Howry Wide receiver

41
36 16
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Chris Miller Quarterback

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30 16
Alex Molden is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Alex Molden Cornerback, Defensive back

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39 21
Samie Parker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Samie Parker Wide receiver

44
48 33
Darren Carrington is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Darren Carrington Safety

45
30 19
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Russ Francis Tight end

46
23 9
Onterrio Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Onterrio Smith Running back

47
21 8
Tony Graziani is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Tony Graziani Quarterback

48
26 14
Danny O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Danny O'Neil Quarterback

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22 11
Justin Peelle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Justin Peelle Tight end

50
26 15
Demetrius Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Demetrius Williams Wide receiver