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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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587 65
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Marcus Mariota Quarterback

2
307 97
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
LaMichael James Running back

3
275 96
Haloti Ngata is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Haloti Ngata Defensive end

4
288 102
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jonathan Stewart Running back

5
237 58
Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Royce Freeman

6
213 58
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Patrick Chung Safety

7
334 101
DeAnthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added DeAnthony Thomas

8
198 64
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dan Fouts Quarterback

9
228 68
T. J. Ward is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
TJ Ward Safety

10
151 32
Deforest Buckner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Deforest Buckner

11
212 80
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
LeGarrette Blount Running back

12
156 45
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Max Unger Guard, Center

13
156 43
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Kiko Alonso Linebacker

14
141 50
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Joey Harrington Quarterback

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169 51
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

16
126 45
Jairus Byrd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jairus Byrd Free Safety

17
144 49
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dennis Dixon Quarterback

18
115 40
Ifo Ekpre Olomu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Ifo Ekpre Olomu

19
116 36
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Ahmad Rashād Running back, Wide receiver

20
114 43
Josh Huff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Josh Huff

21
96 33
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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95 39
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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79 24
Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Norm Van Brocklin Punter, Quarterback

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76 29
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Mel Renfro Cornerback, Safety

25
90 43
Darron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

26
72 32
Kenny Wheaton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Kenny Wheaton Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

27
67 31
Dion Jordan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dion Jordan Defensive end

28
75 34
Jeff Maehl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jeff Maehl Wide receiver

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66 33
Akili Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Akili Smith Quarterback

30
62 28
Casey Matthews is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Casey Matthews Linebacker

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45 25
Maurice Morris is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Maurice Morris Running back

32
62 34
Byron Marshall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Byron Marshall

33
49 24
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

34
45 21
Reuben Droughns is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Reuben Droughns Running back, Fullback

35
54 26
Bill Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Bill Musgrave Quarterback

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61 39
Kellen Clemens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Kellen Clemens Quarterback

37
50 25
Braylon Addison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Braylon Addison

38
36 22
Igor Olshansky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Igor Olshansky Defensive end

39
47 26
Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jeremiah Johnson Running back

40
44 23
Samie Parker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Samie Parker Wide receiver

41
33 18
Keenan Howry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Keenan Howry Wide receiver

42
38 19
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Chris Miller Quarterback

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31 19
Alex Molden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Alex Molden Cornerback, Defensive back

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51 38
Darren Carrington is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Darren Carrington Safety

45
32 22
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Russ Francis Tight end

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26 11
Onterrio Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Onterrio Smith Running back

47
29 17
Demetrius Williams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Demetrius Williams Wide receiver

48
27 16
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
Tony Graziani is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Tony Graziani Quarterback

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29 23
A. J. Feeley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
A. J. Feeley Quarterback