College Sports The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time  

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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
925 95
Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback
2
443 154
Haloti Ngata is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Defensive end
3
484 151
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back
4
338 106
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback
5
444 155
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back
6
517 147
DeAnthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added
7
407 105
Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Royce Freeman
8
342 96
T. J. Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Safety
9
363 122
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back
10
350 100
Patrick Chung is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Safety
11
262 54
Deforest Buckner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Deforest Buckner
12
272 69
Kiko Alonso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Linebacker
13
235 65
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Guard, Center
14
240 87
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback
15
183 67
Jairus Byrd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Free Safety
16
254 83
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver
17
225 71
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Quarterback
18
190 65
Josh Huff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Josh Huff
19
148 58
Ed Dickson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Tight end
20
146 49
Arik Armstead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Arik Armstead
21
176 56
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver
22
164 64
Ifo Ekpre Olomu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
MattBryant added Ifo Ekpre Olomu
23
130 42
Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Punter, Quarterback
24
134 45
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time
Cornerback, Safety
25
147 63
Darron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time