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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1
833 86
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

2
441 140
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

3
398 141
Haloti Ngata is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

4
407 143
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

5
313 85
T. J. Ward is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Safety

6
315 86
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Safety

7
293 92
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

8
370 95
Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Royce Freeman

9
470 139
DeAnthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added

10
324 112
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

11
234 50
Deforest Buckner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Deforest Buckner

12
243 64
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Linebacker

13
215 61
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Guard, Center

14
220 82
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

15
169 61
Jairus Byrd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Free Safety

16
236 76
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

17
176 59
Josh Huff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Josh Huff

18
207 67
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

19
137 51
Ed Dickson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Tight end

20
162 50
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver

21
135 45
Arik Armstead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Arik Armstead

22
158 59
Ifo Ekpre Olomu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Ifo Ekpre Olomu

23
117 40
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

24
112 38
Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Punter, Quarterback

25
134 60
Darron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

26
109 48
Kenny Wheaton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

27
101 44
Dion Jordan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

28
115 48
Jeff Maehl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

29
102 47
Akili Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

30
99 38
Casey Matthews is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Linebacker

31
96 48
Kellen Clemens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

32
73 32
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

33
71 31
Reuben Droughns is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back, Fullback

34
64 36
Maurice Morris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

35
80 35
Bill Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

36
85 47
Byron Marshall is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Byron Marshall

37
72 34
Braylon Addison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Braylon Addison

38
54 32
Igor Olshansky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

39
65 31
Samie Parker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

40
59 26
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Quarterback

41
53 29
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Tight end

42
51 27
Keenan Howry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

43
62 38
Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

44
48 27
Alex Molden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

45
64 51
Darren Carrington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Safety

46
41 21
Onterrio Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

47
45 36
A. J. Feeley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

48
45 18
Dave Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Linebacker

49
39 24
Derek Loville is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

50
40 25
Danny O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Quarterback