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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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636 68
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Marcus Mariota Quarterback

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301 103
Haloti Ngata is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Haloti Ngata Defensive end

3
330 107
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
LaMichael James Running back

4
307 111
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jonathan Stewart Running back

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259 66
Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Royce Freeman

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215 70
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dan Fouts Quarterback

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358 109
DeAnthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added DeAnthony Thomas

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240 71
T. J. Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
TJ Ward Safety

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229 68
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Patrick Chung Safety

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229 85
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
LeGarrette Blount Running back

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159 37
Deforest Buckner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Deforest Buckner

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172 45
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Kiko Alonso Linebacker

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166 51
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Max Unger Guard, Center

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139 47
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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184 55
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

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157 59
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Joey Harrington Quarterback

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157 53
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dennis Dixon Quarterback

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124 44
Ifo Ekpre Olomu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Ifo Ekpre Olomu

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126 46
Josh Huff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Josh Huff

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127 40
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Ahmad Rashād Running back, Wide receiver

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103 36
Arik Armstead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Arik Armstead

The Best Oregon Ducks Quarterbacks of All Time

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101 41
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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87 27
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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83 30
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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99 48
Darron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

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78 34
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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72 33
Dion Jordan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Dion Jordan Defensive end

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82 36
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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73 37
Akili Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Akili Smith Quarterback

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67 30
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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49 27
Maurice Morris is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Maurice Morris Running back

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52 25
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

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67 37
Byron Marshall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Byron Marshall

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49 24
Reuben Droughns is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Reuben Droughns Running back, Fullback

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67 43
Kellen Clemens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Kellen Clemens Quarterback

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58 29
Bill Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Bill Musgrave Quarterback

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53 26
Braylon Addison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Braylon Addison

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40 24
Igor Olshansky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Igor Olshansky Defensive end

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48 27
Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Jeremiah Johnson Running back

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43 20
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Chris Miller Quarterback

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46 24
Samie Parker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Samie Parker Wide receiver

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35 20
Keenan Howry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Keenan Howry Wide receiver

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35 21
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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29 13
Onterrio Smith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Onterrio Smith Running back

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51 40
Darren Carrington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Darren Carrington Safety

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33 24
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Russ Francis Tight end

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28 18
Danny O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Danny O'Neil Quarterback

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31 26
A. J. Feeley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
A. J. Feeley Quarterback

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29 19
Derek Loville is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Derek Loville Running back

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30 20
Demetrius Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Demetrius Williams Wide receiver