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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
839 87
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

2
412 144
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

3
318 86
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Safety

4
400 143
Haloti Ngata is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

5
376 95
Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Royce Freeman

6
296 93
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

7
317 87
T. J. Ward is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Safety

8
442 145
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

9
474 140
DeAnthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added

10
328 112
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

11
238 50
Deforest Buckner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Deforest Buckner

12
247 64
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Linebacker

13
216 61
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Guard, Center

14
221 82
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

15
172 61
Jairus Byrd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Free Safety

16
238 76
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

17
178 60
Josh Huff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Josh Huff

18
209 68
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

19
138 52
Ed Dickson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Tight end

20
163 50
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver

21
135 46
Arik Armstead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Arik Armstead

22
158 60
Ifo Ekpre Olomu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Ifo Ekpre Olomu

23
121 41
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

24
114 39
Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Punter, Quarterback

25
135 61
Darron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

26
109 49
Kenny Wheaton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

27
101 45
Dion Jordan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

28
104 47
Akili Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

29
100 38
Casey Matthews is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Linebacker

30
115 49
Jeff Maehl is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

31
97 49
Kellen Clemens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

32
74 34
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

33
71 32
Reuben Droughns is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back, Fullback

34
64 37
Maurice Morris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

35
85 48
Byron Marshall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Byron Marshall

36
80 36
Bill Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

37
72 35
Braylon Addison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Braylon Addison

38
54 33
Igor Olshansky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end

39
60 27
Chris Miller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Quarterback

40
65 32
Samie Parker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

41
54 31
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Tight end

42
63 39
Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

43
51 28
Keenan Howry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Wide receiver

44
48 28
Alex Molden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Defensive back

45
64 52
Darren Carrington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Safety

46
41 22
Onterrio Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back

47
46 36
A. J. Feeley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

48
58 43
Jeremiah Masoli is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback

49
46 19
Dave Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Linebacker

50
39 25
Derek Loville is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back