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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
776 79
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

2
370 130
Haloti Ngata is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

3
291 77
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Safety

4
295 80
T. J. Ward is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Safety

5
379 134
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

6
409 132
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

7
340 88
Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Royce Freeman

8
440 129
DeAnthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added

9
269 87
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

10
294 101
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

11
210 45
Deforest Buckner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Deforest Buckner

12
223 57
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Linebacker

13
199 59
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Guard, Center

14
199 74
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

15
160 56
Jairus Byrd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Free Safety

16
218 70
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

17
193 62
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

18
160 54
Josh Huff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Josh Huff

19
129 48
Ed Dickson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Tight end

20
148 55
Ifo Ekpre Olomu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Ifo Ekpre Olomu

21
125 42
Arik Armstead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Arik Armstead

22
151 48
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver

23
104 34
Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Punter, Quarterback

24
104 37
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

25
126 57
Darron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

26
99 43
Kenny Wheaton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

27
92 41
Dion Jordan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

28
107 44
Jeff Maehl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

29
91 43
Akili Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

30
90 36
Casey Matthews is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Linebacker

31
87 47
Kellen Clemens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

32
61 30
Reuben Droughns is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back, Fullback

33
59 35
Maurice Morris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

34
62 31
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

35
78 45
Byron Marshall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Byron Marshall

36
72 33
Bill Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

37
67 32
Braylon Addison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Braylon Addison

38
48 31
Igor Olshansky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

39
59 30
Samie Parker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

40
58 36
Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

41
52 25
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Quarterback

42
45 25
Keenan Howry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

43
45 28
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Tight end

44
43 26
Alex Molden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

45
61 45
Darren Carrington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Safety

46
36 19
Onterrio Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

47
53 38
Jeremiah Masoli is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

48
35 22
Derek Loville is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

49
40 34
A. J. Feeley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

50
36 24
Danny O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Quarterback