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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
751 79
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

2
358 125
Haloti Ngata is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

3
328 85
Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Royce Freeman

4
370 129
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

5
394 128
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

6
278 74
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Safety

7
423 126
DeAnthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added

8
283 77
T. J. Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Safety

9
258 82
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

10
286 97
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

11
204 43
Deforest Buckner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Deforest Buckner

12
214 54
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Linebacker

13
193 57
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Guard, Center

14
191 72
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

15
157 54
Jairus Byrd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Free Safety

16
213 66
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

17
155 51
Josh Huff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Josh Huff

18
186 61
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

19
146 51
Ifo Ekpre Olomu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Ifo Ekpre Olomu

20
146 46
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver

21
121 47
Ed Dickson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Tight end

22
102 31
Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Punter, Quarterback

23
121 40
Arik Armstead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Arik Armstead

24
101 35
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

25
122 56
Darron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

26
96 41
Kenny Wheaton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

27
91 38
Dion Jordan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

28
105 42
Jeff Maehl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

29
88 34
Casey Matthews is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Linebacker

30
85 42
Akili Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

31
61 29
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

32
82 47
Kellen Clemens is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

33
57 33
Maurice Morris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

34
58 28
Reuben Droughns is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back, Fullback

35
75 42
Byron Marshall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Byron Marshall

36
70 32
Bill Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

37
65 30
Braylon Addison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Braylon Addison

38
47 29
Igor Olshansky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

39
52 22
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Quarterback

40
56 34
Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

41
57 29
Samie Parker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

42
44 24
Keenan Howry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

43
43 24
Alex Molden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

44
42 27
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Tight end

45
58 43
Darren Carrington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Safety

46
35 17
Onterrio Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

47
51 37
Jeremiah Masoli is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

48
38 24
Josh Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Josh Wilcox Tight end

49
38 31
A. J. Feeley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

50
33 21
Derek Loville is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back