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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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Casey Matthews is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Linebacker
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Jeff Maehl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver
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Kenny Wheaton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back
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Dion Jordan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end
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Kellen Clemens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
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Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
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Bill Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
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Akili Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback
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Reuben Droughns is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back, Fullback
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Byron Marshall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Byron Marshall
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Dave Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
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Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
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Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
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Braylon Addison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Braylon Addison
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Maurice Morris is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back
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Samie Parker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver
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Onterrio Smith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back
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Igor Olshansky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end
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Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back
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Jeremiah Masoli is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
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Keenan Howry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver
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Alex Molden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back
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Bob Berry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
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Danny O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Quarterback
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Josh Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Josh Wilcox Tight end