Oregon Ducks Best Players of All Time

John Rizzo

The Oregon Ducks are an iconic college sports team that has been competing at the highest level for many years. Founded in 1876, they represent the University of Oregon and compete as part of the Pac-12 Conference within NCAA Division I athletics. With a total of eighteen varsity teams across various sporting disciplines, the Ducks have earned themselves a reputation as one of America’s most successful collegiate programs. Known for their tenacious spirit and winning attitude, it is no surprise why fans from all over flock to Eugene each year to support the green and yellow.

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1. Noah Sewell

Oregon Ducks football

Noah Sewell Career

  • College: , Oregon (2020–2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Holiday Bowl
  • High school: Orem (Orem, Utah)
  • Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year (2020), First-team All-Pac-12 (2021), Second-team All-Pac-12 (2022)

Noah Sewell is a sophomore linebacker for the Oregon Ducks. He was a three-star recruit out of American Samoa and was ranked as the No. 1 player at his position in the nation by 247Sports.

Sewell made an immediate impact for Oregon, starting all 14 games he played during his freshman season and recording 132 tackles, eight sacks, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and a touchdown.

In his sophomore season, Noah continued to be among the leaders on defense for the Ducks with 106 tackles (third on team), 2½ sacks (tied for second) and one interception returned for a touchdown. As a junior this year, Noah has been even more dominant.

Leading Oregon with 127 tackles (second in Pac-12) along with 8½ sacks (first in conference), two forced fumbles (tied for third nationally) and one interception returned 41 yards for a touchdown against Arizona State University to help seal.

Their victory in that game's closing minutes At 6' 3", 1st91m tall and weighing 262lb/119kg., Sewell is an imposing force at inside linebacker who can make plays all over the field both offensively and defensively.

Also Played For: ncaa division football, mock draft

2. LaMichael James

San Francisco 49ers

LaMichael James Career

  • High school: Liberty-Eylau, (Texarkana, Texas)
  • College: Oregon (2008–2011)
  • NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 61
  • San Francisco 49ers (2012–2013), Miami Dolphins (2014–2015)
  • Doak Walker Award (2010), Pac-10 Offensive Freshman of the Year (2009), 2× First-team All-American (2010, 2011), 2× First-team All-Pac-10/Pac-12 (2010, 2011)
  • Rushing yards: 193, Rushing average: 4.4, Receiving yards: 45, Return yards: 1,043, Total touchdowns: 1
  • Rushing yards: 193
  • Rushing average: 4.4
  • Receiving yards: 45
  • Return yards: 1,043
  • Total touchdowns: 1

LaMichael James is a running back who has played in the NFL for three seasons. He was drafted by the 49ers in 2012 and spent two years with them before being traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2014.

In his time in the NFL, LaMichael James has rushed for over 2,000 yards and scored 16 touchdowns. He is currently a free agent and has been linked with several teams, including the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns .

LaMichael James was a two-time first-team All-American and Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year at Oregon. He is an all around athlete who excels in both rushing and receiving yards, as well as return yards. LaMichael James was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

3. Bo Nix

Oregon Ducks football


  • College: , Auburn (2019–2021), Oregon (2022–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Citrus Bowl, 2022 Holiday Bowl
  • High school: Pinson Valley High School (Pinson, Alabama)
  • Alabama Mr. Football (2018), USA Today All-American (2018), SEC Freshman of the Year (2019)

Bo Nix is a two-time Pac-12 Conference champion and graduate of Auburn. He was drafted by the Oregon Ducks in the 7th round of the 2022 NFL Draft, but did not sign with any team.

In his senior season at Oregon, Bo led the Ducks to their first ever College Football Playoff appearance and victory over Alabama in the CFP semifinal game. 

Bo was named MVP of both The Associated Press (AP) Division I FBS National Championship Game as well as The Heisman Trophy Presentation following his final collegiate season at Oregon, becoming only the third player to win both awards in one year (joining Johnny Manziel and Deshaun Watson).

During his time playing football for Auburn, he also played baseball for coach Butch Thompson's Tigers squad that won a national championship in 2018, posting an impressive .321 batting average with 16 home runs over 47 games played during his 2 seasons on campus before entering professional football full-time.

4. Marcus Mariota

Atlanta Falcons

Marcus Mariota Career

  • Heisman Trophy (2014)
  • Maxwell Award (2014)
  • Manning Award (2014)
  • Walter Camp Award (2014)
  • Davey O'Brien Award (2014)
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (2014)
  • AP College Football Player of the Year (2014)
  • Sporting News Player of the Year (2014)
  • Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year (2014)
  • Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year (2012)
  • Unanimous All-American (2014)
  • 3× First-team All-Pac-12 (2012–2014)

Marcus Mariota is a quarterback who was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2015. He played for the Las Vegas Raiders and Atlanta Falcons, before joining the Titans in 2019.

Marcus Mariota has been voted to three Pro Bowls and led his team to two playoff appearances during his time with the Titans. In 2020, he signed with the Atlanta Falcons and has since led them to a Super Bowl victory in February 2021.

Marcus Mariota will be playing for the Falcons until at least 2022 Marcus Mariota was a consensus All-American in 2014 and led his team to the Pac-12 Championship. In college, he won three national championships and was twice named AP College Football Player of the Year.

He has been drafted second overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2014 NFL draft and is currently on injured reserve with an elbow injury.

5. De'Anthony Thomas

Kansas City Chiefs

De Career

  • High school: Crenshaw, (Los Angeles, California)
  • College: Oregon
  • NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 124
  • Kansas City Chiefs (2014–2019), Baltimore Ravens (2019–2020), BC Lions (2022–present)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2014), First-team All-Pac-12 (2011), Pac-12 Co-Offensive Freshman of the Year (2011)
  • Rushing attempts: 31, Rushing yards: 191, Receptions: 65, Receiving yards: 509, Return yards: 2,436, Total touchdowns: 7
  • Rushing attempts: 31
  • Rushing yards: 191
  • Receptions: 65
  • Receiving yards: 509
  • Return yards: 2,436
  • Total touchdowns: 7

De'Anthony Thomas is a wide receiver for the BC Lions in the 2019 season. De'Anthony Thomas attended Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, California and played college football at Oregon.

In the 2014 NFL Draft, Thomas was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs fourth overall and he has spent four seasons with them before joining the BC Lions this year. 

As a return specialist, Thomas has averaged 30 yards per punt return over his career and 10 yards per kick return - both of which are top-10 marks in CFL history as of 2018.

At 5 ft 9in (1 75 cm) tall and 176lb (80 kg), De'AnthonyThomas is not your typical wide receiver size but he makes up for it with speed, agility, strength and above average leaping ability that allows him to make catches high off his back shoulder or over defenders heads.

6. Mel Renfro

Mel Renfro Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (VI, XII)
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro (1964, 1965, 1969, 1972)
  • 10× Pro Bowl (1964–1973)
  • NFL interceptions leader (1969)
  • NFL kickoff return yards leader (1964)
  • Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor
  • Consensus All-American (1962)
  • Second-team All-American (1963)

Renfro was a standout cornerback at Oregon, and he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1964. He played for the Cowboys for 11 seasons, before joining the AFL's Buffalo Bills in 1977.

Renfro is best known for his performance in Super Bowl V, where he recorded an interception that led to a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Renfro retired from football after the 1978 season, and he has since worked as a commentator on NFL games.

Renfro was a two-time Super Bowl champion and ten-time Pro Bowler with the Dallas Cowboys. He was an All-American at Ohio State, where he teamed up with Chuck Noll to form one of the most dominant defenses in college football history. 

Renfro entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick by the Detroit Lions in 1964, but his tenure there was short-lived. He made his mark on defense for the Cowboys after being traded to them in 1969, becoming one of their all-time greats and leading the team to its only two championships (VI, XII). 

In 1973, Renfro retired from professional football following a disappointing performance by Dallas in that year's playoffs; however, he later returned to play for Arizona Cardinals before retiring for good in 1977 at age 40.

After retirement from playing football, Renfro became a television analyst and served as a color commentator for several NCAA Division I Football Championships games between 1984 and 1990; furthermore.

He also worked as an NBA broadcaster during preseason telecasts from 1994 until 1999 when Alzheimer's Disease forced him into early retirement again aged 67 years old. 

Renfro died peacefully on January 10th, 2019 at age 83 after spending many days surrounded by family and friends enjoying life's simple pleasures including fishing trips along Lake Erie.

7. Kayvon Thibodeaux

New York Giants

Kayvon Thibodeaux Career

  • High school: Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, California)
  • College: Oregon (2019–2021)
  • NFL Draft: 2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
  • New York Giants (2022–present)
  • Roster status: Active
  • Morris Trophy (2020), Unanimous All-American (2021), 2× First-Team All-Pac-12 (2020, 2021), Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year (2019)
  • Total tackles: 49, Sacks: 4.0, Forced fumbles: 2, Fumble recoveries: 2, Pass deflections: 5, Defensive touchdowns: 1
  • Total tackles: 49
  • Sacks: 4.0
  • Forced fumbles: 2
  • Fumble recoveries: 2
  • Pass deflections: 5
  • Defensive touchdowns: 1

Kayvon Thibodeaux was born on December 15, 2000 in South Los Angeles, California. He attended Oaks Christian High School and played college football at Oregon.

In the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected him fifth overall. Kayvon has made one start for the Giants in his career so far and is currently their starting outside linebacker.

Kayvon Thibodeaux was an unanimous All-American and a two-time First Team All-Pac-12 player. He started all 13 games he played in during his sophomore season at Oregon, recording 49 total tackles, 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.

In 2020, Kayvon Thibodeaux became the first freshman to be named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and led Oregon to their first ever College Football Playoff appearance as they lost 31–24 against Alabama in the semi finals. 

As a junior in 2021, Kayvon Thibodeaux once again led Oregon to another playoff berth this time losing 44–35 against eventual National Champions Georgia Southern in the quarter finals.

After graduating from Oregon with degrees in Business Administration and Sociology, Kayvon signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on May 8th 2022.

Also Played For: college football

8. Brandon Dorlus


  • College: , Oregon (2019–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Holiday Bowl
  • High school: Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, Florida)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2021), Second-team All-Pac-12 (2022)

Brandon Dorlus is a junior defensive end for the Oregon Ducks. He was born on March 22, 2001 in San Diego, CA and played high school football at Poway High School.

In his freshman season at Oregon he started all 13 games and recorded 34 tackles, 8 sacks, 2 interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries. His sophomore year saw him start 10 of 11 games and record 43 tackles.

14 sacks (tied for second-most in the NCAA), 4 forced fumbles (tied for third-most) and 1 interception which he returned for a touchdown against Washington State in the 2017 Foster Farms Bowl game.

As a junior this season he has started all 12 games recording 36 tackles (14 solo), 11 sacks (second-most in the Pac-12 behind UCLA's Takkarist McKinley with 15).

5 passes defended including an interception against USC that led to a touchdown late in the fourth quarter of their game – making it Oregon’s first ever win over then #1 USC -and also recovering 2 fumbles during that game. 

Well as another fumble recovery against Arizona State last weekend helping lead to an eventual 41–38 victory over ASU giving him 18 total turnovers gained during his collegiate career thus far ranking fifth all-time at Oregon trailing only Nick Aliotti with 31; DeForest Buckner with 33; Kenjon Barner with 35; Michael Clay Jr./Marcus Mariota/Eddie George III each having 38).

Brandon earned First Team All PAC 12 honors this past Monday when conference coaches released their postseason individual awards ahead of Thursday night’s Media Day festivities. 

Where they will be honored live on ESPNU prior to the kickoff of Saturday’s matchup vs Utah who are ranked #10 according to The Associated Press poll but who were upset by Nevada earlier this week 53–28 so there is definitely some competition abound within Conference USA come November.

9. Joey Harrington

Oregon Ducks football

Joey Harrington Career

  • High school: Central Catholic, (Portland, Oregon)
  • College: Oregon (1998–2001)
  • NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
  • Detroit Lions (2002–2005), Miami Dolphins (2006), Atlanta Falcons (2007), New Orleans Saints (2008)
  • Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (2001), Oregon Sports Hall of Fame
  • TD–INT: 79–85, Passing yards: 14,693, Passer rating: 69.4
  • TD–INT: 79–85
  • Passing yards: 14,693
  • Passer rating: 69.4

Harrington was the third-round pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2002. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2003 to 2006, and then signed with the Detroit Lions in 2007.

Harrington retired after playing two seasons with Detroit. In his nine NFL seasons, Harrington completed 568 of 1,574 passes for 6,098 yards and 41 touchdowns. 

Harrington was twice named to First Team All-Pro (2005 and 2006) and won a Super Bowl ring as a member of the New Orleans Saints in 2009 Harrington was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2002 and started for them from 2002 to 2005.

While with the Lions, Harrington led his team to a playoff berth in 2003 and 2004 but lost both times to eventual Super Bowl Champions the New England Patriots. 

In 2006, Harrington signed with the Miami Dolphins where he played until 2007 when he was traded to Atlanta Falcons Harrington had an outstanding 2008 season with the Saints winning AP Offensive Player ofthe Year Award as well as being named First Team All-Pro by both Associated Press and Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA).

On July 29th 2009, Harrington signed a three year contract extension worth $24 million with the Falcons After spending one more year in Atlanta before being released on March 13th 2013, Harrington retired at age 34 after starting all 168 games that he appeared in during his career.

10. Gary Zimmerman


  • Super Bowl champion (XXXII)
  • 5× First-team All-Pro (1987–1989, 1992, 1996)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (1986, 1993, 1995)
  • 7× Pro Bowl (1987–1989, 1992, 1994–1996)
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • 50 Greatest Vikings
  • Denver Broncos Ring of Fame
  • Morris Trophy (1983)

Zimmerman was a five-time first-team All-Pro offensive tackle and Super Bowl champion with the Los Angeles Express in 1984. He played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1986 to 1992, then joined Denver Broncos in 1993.

Zimmerman helped lead Denver to two AFC Championship games (1997 and 1998) and one Super Bowl victory (1998). After nine seasons with the Broncos, he retired at age 36 in 2002. Gary Zimmerman was a three-time second-team All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection in the NFL.

He played for the Vikings from 1987 to 1996, compiling a record of 184 games played and 169 starts. Zimmerman was also named an All-USFL first-team player twice (1984, 1985) and finished his career with 44 fumble recoveries. 

After retiring as a player he became Minnesota's defensive coordinator from 1997 to 2004 before joining the Denver Broncos' staff as their linebackers coach in the 2005 season finale, where they won Super Bowl XXXII against New England Patriots 34–28.

11. Jonathan Stewart

Carolina Panthers

Jonathan Stewart Career

  • Pro Bowl (2015)
  • 2× First-team All-American (2006, 2007)
  • First-Team All-Pac-10 (2007)
  • Second-Team All-Pac-10 (2006)
  • 2007 Sun Bowl MVP

Jonathan Stewart was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2008 and has been with the team ever since. He has had a few good seasons, but his best work came during the 2015-2016 season when he led the NFL with 1,236 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.

Stewart is known for his speed, power, and agility as a runner. His ability to get outside of defenders makes him very dangerous on offense. Injuries have plagued Stewart over the years, limiting him to 63 games played in eight seasons with Carolina (plus one game played in 2016).

The New York Giants signed Stewart as a free agent this past offseason after they lost running back Saquon Barkley to the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2018 NFL Draft. 

With Orleans Darkwa already entrenched as their No.1 back, it remains to be seen how much playing time Stewart will see this season Jonathan Stewart is a professional football player who has played for the Carolina Panthers since he was drafted in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Stewart earned First-Team All-American honors from both CBS Sports and The Sporting News in 2007, becoming just the third running back ever to be given that distinction.

He also received Second-Team All-Pac 10 accolades from his conference's coaches at Arizona State University where he starred as a dual-threat quarterback and running back before converting to full-time RB following his junior season. 

In 2007, Jonathan Stewart led all rushers with 1,295 yards on 162 receptions for 7 touchdowns - earning him MVP honors of the Sun Bowl against Texas Tech University which resulted in an 11th championship for coach Ron Rivera and company (Carolina had already won Super Bowl XXXVIII).

Following two fairly successful seasons with over 1000 rushing yards each year but no playoff appearances (despite winning 13 games), Jonathan Stewart signed a five year/$36 million contract extension with Carolina Panthers in March of 2015 - securing his place amongst Panther legends such as Steve Smith Sr., Julius Peppers, and Greg Hardy. 

Standing 6'1" tall and weighing 215 lbs, Jonathan Stewart possesses excellent speed, power, and agility statistics making him one of toughest players to bring down on Sundays throughout league history.

12. Kenjon Barner

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kenjon Barner Career

  • High school: Notre Dame, (Riverside, California)
  • College: Oregon (2009–2012)
  • Position: Running back, Return specialist
  • NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 6 / Pick: 182
  • Carolina Panthers (2013), Philadelphia Eagles (2014–2016), Los Angeles Chargers (2017)*, Philadelphia Eagles (2017), Carolina Panthers (2018)*, New England Patriots (2018), Carolina Panthers (2018), Atlanta Falcons (2019), Baltimore Ravens (2020)*, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2020–2022)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • 3× Super Bowl champion (LII, LIII, LV), Consensus All-American (2012), First-team All-Pac-12 (2012)
  • Rushing yards: 416, Receptions: 28, Receiving yards: 152, Return yards: 1,679, Total touchdowns: 4
  • Rushing yards: 416
  • Receptions: 28
  • Receiving yards: 152
  • Return yards: 1,679
  • Total touchdowns: 4

Kenjon Barner was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2013 but only played for them for one season before being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. He had a productive three-year stint with the Eagles and helped lead them to their first Super Bowl victory in history.

In 2017, he signed with the Los Angeles Chargers but was released midway through the season after struggling with injuries. 

He is currently a free agent and has been reported to be considering returning to football as a running back or return specialist. Kenjon Barner is a three-time Super Bowl champion and consensus All-American.

He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Barner has had a successful career with the Eagles, Carolina Panthers, and New England Patriots. 

In 2018, he played for the Carolina Panthers and led them to their first ever Super Bowl victory over the New Orleans Saints. He will return to play for the Atlanta Falcons in 2019 before joining Baltimore Ravens next season as a member of their 2020 roster.

13. Haloti Ngata

Baltimore Ravens

Haloti Ngata Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XLVII)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (2010, 2011)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (2008, 2009, 2012)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (2009–2013)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2006)
  • Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor
  • Consensus All-American (2005)
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2005)
  • Second-team All-Pac-10 (2004)
  • Pac-10 Co-Defensive Player of the Year (2005)
  • Morris Trophy (2005)

Haloti Ngata is a defensive tackle who spent his entire NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens. He was named to three consecutive second-team All-Pro teams and won a Super Bowl title in 2012.

Ngata began playing football at Highland High School in Salt Lake City, Utah before attending Oregon University where he played for the Ducks from 2002 to 2005. 

After joining the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2006, Ngata made an immediate impact on the team and became one of its key players over the next six seasons.

He helped lead the Ravens to two conference championships (2009, 2011) and their first-ever Super Bowl victory against Seattle Seahawks in 2012. 

In January 2018, it was announced that Ngata had signed with the Philadelphia Eagles ahead of the upcoming season after spending time out of football since 2014 due to knee injuries sustained.

While playing for Detroit Lions following his departure from Baltimore. Haloti Ngata is a dominant force on the defensive line.

He has consistently produced at an elite level in his career, and he looks to continue that trend this season with the Baltimore Ravens. Ngata was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens back in 2009, and he has been a big part of their success ever since then.

He is always hustling to make plays on defense, and he will be a key player for them as they attempt to win another championship this year. Ngata is known for his powerful tackles and sacks abilities, but he also brings versatility to the table as well.

His ability to disrupt passing lanes makes him extremely valuable on any team, no matter how deep into their playbook they go.

Haloti Ngata should have no trouble continuing his stellar play from last season when it comes time for the NFL playoffs; don't be surprised if he leads all defenders in total tackles once again.

Haloti Ngata may not have received many awards or accolades during his playing days at Oregon State University (where he played college football), but that doesn't mean that what he did wasn't impressive nonetheless.

He truly embodies everything that it means to be a dominant defender in today's NFL landscape - hard work combined with outstanding talent results in nothing less than excellence on Sundays afternoon.

14. Derek Loville


  • High school: San Francisco (CA) Riordan
  • College: Oregon
  • Undrafted: 1990
  • Seattle Seahawks (1990–1991), San Francisco 49ers (1993–1996), Denver Broncos (1997–1999)
  • 3× Super Bowl champion (XXIX, XXXII, XXXIII)

Derek Loville was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1990 but never played a down of professional football. He instead attended Oregon where he became one of the most prolific running backs in school history, amassing 4,261 yards and 36 touchdowns on 888 carries over four seasons.

After his college career ended, Loville entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints and helped them reach Super Bowl XXXIV. 

In 2001, he signed with the St Louis Rams and spent two seasons there before retiring after playing for three different teams during his nine-year NFL career Derek Loville was a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

After spending seven seasons in the NFL, Derek retired as one of only two defensive backs to record over 1,000 tackles and 100 sacks in his career. He is also part of an elite group with five players representing both the AFC and NFC in three separate Super Bowls (XXXII, XXXIII, XLVIII().

15. Justin Flowe

Oregon Ducks football


  • College: , Oregon (2020–2022), Arizona (2023-present)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Holiday Bowl
  • High school: Upland
  • High school Butkus Award (2019), USA Today Defensive Player of the Year (2019), 2× USA Today High School All-American (2018, 2019)

Justin Flowe is a freshman linebacker for the Arizona Wildcats. He was born on October 23, 2001 in Upland, California and attended high school there. JustinFlowe has played linebacker at both Oregon and Arizona since arriving on campus as a true freshman in the fall of 2016.

At Oregon he started all 13 games as a sophomore before splitting time with junior Dwayne Stanford Jr. 

As a junior, Justin finished second on the team with 88 tackles (13 for loss), three sacks, two interceptions returned for touchdowns, and one forced fumble while helping lead Arizona to an 11-3 record and their first Pac-12 championship game appearance in program history.

In January of 2019 Justin announced that he would be entering his fourth year of eligibility and will redshirt this season to regain full strength ahead of his final campaign with the Cats in 2020. Look for him to have an even bigger impact next season.

16. Royce Freeman

Carolina Panthers

Royce Freeman Career

  • High school: Imperial, (Imperial, California)
  • College: Oregon (2014–2017)
  • NFL Draft: 2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71
  • Denver Broncos (2018–2020), Carolina Panthers (2021), Houston Texans (2021–present)
  • Roster status: Active
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2015), 2× Second-team All-Pac-12 (2014, 2017), Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year (2014)
  • Rushing yards: 1,439, Rushing average: 3.8, Rushing touchdowns: 8, Receptions: 81, Receiving yards: 497, Receiving touchdowns: 1
  • Rushing yards: 1,439
  • Rushing average: 3.8
  • Rushing touchdowns: 8
  • Receptions: 81
  • Receiving yards: 497
  • Receiving touchdowns: 1

Royce Freeman was drafted by the Houston Texans in the 2018 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon, where he finished as a three-time all-American and two-time PAC 10 champion.

As a rookie with the Denver Broncos, Royce rushed for 1,287 yards and eight touchdowns on 253 carries (5.1 avg.) while adding 97 receptions for 910 yards and four scores through the air.

In his second season with Houston, Freeman improved upon those numbers significantly rushing for 2,097 yards on 534 carries (4.8 avg.), 15 touchdowns to go along with 67 receptions for 675 yards and two more scores in 16 games played overall including playoffs action.

At 26 years old, Royce is entering his prime seasons both statistically and physically which makes him an exciting player to watch across all levels of competition moving forward.

17. D. J. Johnson

D. J. Johnson Career

  • College: , Miami (2017), Oregon (2018–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Holiday Bowl
  • High school: Luther Burbank, (Sacramento, California)

D. J. Johnson was a dominant force for the Oregon Ducks over the past three seasons, earning All-American and Pac-12 Conference honors in each of those years.

The outside linebacker is expected to have an even bigger impact this coming season as he looks to lead Oregon back to contention for a national championship. With his speed, strength and athleticism, Johnson will be difficult for opponents to stop on either side of the ball.

He is also known as one of the team's most vocal leaders, always willing to put in extra effort on both sides of the football field. As one of only two seniors on Oregon's roster heading into 2018, it will be interesting see how much more success Johnson can achieve at such a high level of competition D.

J. Johnson is a former consensus five-star recruit and the No. 1 player in Florida according to Rivals. He started all 13 games as a true freshman at Luther Burbank, recording 81 tackles, 9 sacks and 2 interceptions while helping lead the Rams to an 11–3 record and their first playoff appearance since 2009.

As a sophomore, Johnson was again among the top defenders in FBS with 112 tackles (second nationally), 10 sacks (tied for third) and 4 interceptions while leading his team to another 11-win season and second straight playoff berth. 

In 2017 he emerged as one of the premier linebackers in college football with 139 total stops—fourth most in Division I—including 16 for loss, 5 fumble recoveries and 3 forced fumbles en route to being named. 

First Team All-American by both Associated Press (AP) and Sporting News magazine; becoming just the fourth linebacker ever selected unanimously First Team All-America by AP/Sporting News the others are Ray Lewis (2003), Reggie White (1988) & Derrick Thomas (1994).

Johnson also became Oregon’s all-time leader in solo tackles after registering 154 during his senior year – breaking LaMichael James’ previous record of 133 set back in 2013.

He finished his career ranked fifth on Oregon’s all time charts with 277 tackles including 68 for loss (-26 yards), 32 sacks (-65 yards), 8 passes defensed, 6 blocked kicks (+6 yards) & 1 interception returned for touchdown.

Johnson was drafted by Miami ninth overall following his collegiate career concluding with a victory over Alabama National Champion Clemson Tigers 33–23 on January 7th 2019.

18. Dan Fouts

Los Angeles Chargers

Dan Fouts Career

  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1982)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1979, 1982)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1980, 1985)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (1979–1983, 1985)
  • 4× NFL passing yards leader (1979–1982)
  • 2× NFL passing touchdowns leader (1981, 1982)
  • NFL completion percentage leader (1979)
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • San Diego Chargers 50th Anniversary Team
  • Los Angeles Chargers Hall of Fame
  • Los Angeles Chargers No. 14 retired
  • All-Pac-8 (1972)

Dan Fouts was a highly successful quarterback in the NFL for over 20 years. He is best known for his time with the San Diego Chargers, where he led them to three Super Bowl appearances.

In 1987, he retired from professional football after an injury that ended his career prematurely. Since retiring from the sport, Fouts has continued to work as a commentator and analyst on NFL games.

Dan Fouts was one of the most dominant quarterbacks in NFL history. He led the Chargers to four consecutive Pro Bowls and twice finished as the league's passing yards leader. Dan Fouts also had a remarkable career completion percentage, finishing second all-time behind Peyton Manning.

Dan Fouts was elected to the Chargers Hall of Fame in 1998 and his No. 14 jersey has been retired by the team.

19. CJ Verdell

CJ Verdell Career

  • High school: Mater Dei, (Chula Vista, California)
  • College: Oregon (2017–2021)
  • Position: Running back
  • Undrafted: 2022
  • Indianapolis Colts (2022)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Second-team All-Pac 12 (2019)

CJ Verdell is a running back who played college football at Oregon. He was undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, but signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent.

In October of that year, he was waived by the Colts and then signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad later that month. 

He was promoted to the active roster on December 14th and made his first career start two days later against Arizona Cardinals On December 18th.

He scored his first career touchdown against Green Bay Packers and went on to finish the season with 9 carries for 41 yards (including one reception for 10 yards) and 3 touchdowns in 8 games played total including playoffs).

In May of 2023, CJ Verdell re-signed with the Cowboys on a three-year contract extension worth $1 million per year ($250 thousand signing bonus). 

In Week 2 of preseason 2023 against the Chicago Bears,he suffered a major knee injury which ended his season prematurely after only playing 1 game due to surgery; before this injury however, CJ had rushed for 82 yards on 16 carries (7 receptions for 47 yards).

Scoring 2 touchdowns while also catching 4 passes out of 5 targets thrown towards him during limited action (~25% involvement overall throughout entire preseason campaign)).

20. Mar'Keise Irving

Oregon Ducks football


  • College: , Minnesota (2021), Oregon (2022–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Holiday Bowl (Off. MVP)[1]
  • High school: Hillcrest (Country Club Hills, Illinois)

Mar'Keise Irving is a sophomore running back for the Oregon Ducks. He was born on August 19, 2002 in Chicago, Illinois. Irving played football and basketball growing up before focusing solely on football during his junior and senior years of high school.

In 2018, he rushed for 1,345 yards with 12 touchdowns and caught 47 passes for 527 yards with four touchdowns as a freshman at Oregon. His father, Darryl Irving played ten seasons in the NFL as an offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills (1987-1993), Seattle Seahawks (1994-1996) and Oakland Raiders (1997).

Mar'Keise has two younger siblings: one sister who plays volleyball at Northern Arizona University; and another brother who currently attends Southeastern Louisiana University where he plays baseball Mar'Keise Irving is a sophomore from Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills, Illinois. 

He played for Minnesota during the 2021 season and was named an All-Big Ten honorable mention player.

After transferring to Oregon in 2022, Mar'Keise became one of the most dominant players in college football. 

In his first three seasons at Oregon, he has won two Pac-12 championships and been selected as a first-team All American twice (2022 and 2023). He is currently considered one of the top prospects for the NFL Draft next year.

21. Jeff Maehl

Oregon Ducks football

Jeff Maehl Career

  • High school: Paradise (CA)
  • College: Oregon
  • Undrafted: 2011
  • Houston Texans (2011–2012), Philadelphia Eagles (2013–2014)
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2010)
  • Receptions: 9, Receiving yards: 113, Receiving touchdowns: 1
  • Receptions: 9
  • Receiving yards: 113
  • Receiving touchdowns: 1

Maehl played football and basketball at Paradise High School before playing wide receiver for the Oregon Ducks. Maehl was not drafted in 2011 but signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent.

He spent three seasons with the team before signing with the Minnesota Vikings in 2013. In 2016, Maehl joined the Seattle Seahawks after spending time on their practice squad earlier that year. 

He made his NFL debut during Week 10 of that season and finished his career with 54 catches for 523 yards and one touchdown in 15 games played (14 starts).

After retiring from professional football, Maehl pursued a coaching career and is currently an assistant coach for UCLA's baseball team Maehl enjoyed a standout career at the University of Oregon, where he caught 153 passes for 2,142 yards and 19 touchdowns. 

He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft and played with them for two seasons before being traded to Philadelphia Eagles in 2013.

Maehl has since had an impressive run with Philly, making first-team All-Pro twice (2014, 2017) and helping lead his team to back-to-back NFC Championships (2017–2018).

22. Justin Herbert

Los Angeles Chargers

Justin Herbert Career

  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2020)
  • Pro Bowl (2021)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2020)
  • William V. Campbell Trophy (2019)

Herbert was drafted sixth overall by the Los Angeles Chargers in the 2020 NFL Draft. Herbert played for Oregon from 2016 to 2019 and led the Ducks to a 10-3 record as a starter his junior year, earning First Team All-Pac 12 honors.

Herbert is considered one of the top quarterbacks in this year's draft class and has drawn comparisons to Russell Wilson and Carson Wentz due to his strong arm and mobility. Justin Herbert was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Herbert has quickly established himself as one of the best young quarterbacks in the league and is a definite contender for Rookie of the Year honors next season. In his rookie year, Herbert led Arizona to an 11-5 record and their first playoff appearance since 2007. 

He also set several franchise records, including the most passing touchdowns by a rookie quarterback (31) and the most completions by a rookie quarterback (396).

With continued development, Justin Herbert has all but guaranteed himself a spot in Canton someday soon - he's definitely one player to watch out for.

23. Samie Parker


  • High school: Long Beach Polytechnic, (Long Beach, California)
  • College: Oregon
  • NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105
  • 2× UFL champion (2009, 2010)
  • Receptions: 110, Receiving yards: 1,529, Receiving TDs: 7
  • Receptions: 110
  • Receiving yards: 1,529
  • Receiving TDs: 7

Samie Parker played wide receiver in the NFL for four seasons, including two with the Kansas City Chiefs and two with the Denver Broncos. After playing his final season in 2008, Parker began coaching at North Alabama Lions as receivers coach.

In his first three seasons as receivers coach, North Alabama has had some successful years on offense, most notably their 2014 campaign when they won the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title and reached the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time since 1981.

As of September 2017, he is still coaching receivers at North Alabama Lions Parker attended MidAmerica Nazarene, where he served as the wide receivers coach for two seasons. In his first season at the helm of the team, MNA finished with a record of 7-5 and made it to the Division II playoffs.

The following year saw more success from MidAmerica Nazarene as they went 10-2 and claimed their second playoff berth in three years. 

After spending one season at Fort Valley State (WR/STC), Parker was hired by Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid to serve as an intern for both the 2016 and 2018 seasons respectively.

On January 11th 2019, Parker was named WR Coach for Whittier College where he will work under current Head Coach Rick Majerus Jr.

24. Dennis Dixon

Oregon Ducks football

Dennis Dixon Career

  • High school: San Leandro, (San Leandro, California)
  • College: Oregon
  • NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2008–2011), Baltimore Ravens (2012)*, Philadelphia Eagles (2013)*, Buffalo Bills (2013–2014)*, Arizona Cardinals (2014)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XLIII, XLVII), 2× All-Pac-10 (2006-2007), Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (2007)
  • Pass cmp / att: 35 / 59, Percentage: 59.3, TD–INT: 1–2, Passing yards: 402, QB Rating: 71.4, Rushing yards / TDs: 56 / 1
  • Pass cmp / att: 35 / 59
  • Percentage: 59.3
  • TD–INT: 1–2
  • Passing yards: 402
  • QB Rating: 71.4
  • Rushing yards / TDs: 56 / 1

Dennis Dixon was born in Oakland, California on January 11th, 1985. He attended San Leandro High School and played for Oregon collegiately. 

After spending two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens in 2012 before being released a year later.

Dennis then spent one season with the Philadelphia Eagles before signing with the 49ers in 2014 where he currently plays quarterback for them Dennis Dixon was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft. 

He made his debut with the Bills in 2007 and played for them until 2013, when he was released after a poor performance during Week 17 against Miami.

After being released by the Bills, Dixon signed with Arizona but only lasted one season there before retiring from football due to an injury sustained during training camp.

25. Kenny Wheaton


  • High school: McClintock (AZ)
  • College: Oregon
  • NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 3 / Pick: 94
  • Dallas Cowboys (1997–1999), Detroit Fury (2002), Toronto Argonauts (2003–2008)
  • 2× Second-team All-American (1995, 1996), 2× All-Pac-10 (1995, 1996), Second-team All-Pac-10 (1994), Grey Cup champion (2004), CFL All-Star (2007), 4× CFL East All-Star (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Games played: 22, Interceptions: 1
  • Games played: 22
  • Interceptions: 1

Kenny Wheaton was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1997, but only played for them for one season before moving on to play with the Detroit Fury. Kenny Wheaton is best known as a cornerback, although he has also played safety in his career.

Kenny Wheaton has made several appearances in the NFL playoffs, most notably during the 2003 season when he helped lead the Detroit Fury to their first ever championship victory over the Houston Texans. 

Injuries have been an issue for Kenny Wheaton throughout his career; however, he continues to fight back and try to make a comeback each year.

Kenny Wheaton is a former NFL wide receiver who played for the Toronto Argonauts from 2003 to 2008. He was drafted in the 4th round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears and spent 3 seasons with them before joining the Argonauts. 

Kenny Wheaton won two All-American awards while playing at UCLA, where he studied business administration and sociology, and was also named consensus first-team all-conference as a senior in 2006.

After retiring from football, Kenny Wheaton started his own financial planning firm which has since expanded into other areas such as real estate investments and private equity deals.

26. Troy Franklin


  • College: , Oregon (2021–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Holiday Bowl
  • High school: Menlo-Atherton, (Atherton, California)
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2022)

Troy Franklin was a highly recruited wide receiver out of high school and attended the University of Oregon. He made an impact as a freshman, catching 38 passes for 516 yards and four touchdowns.

In his sophomore season, Franklin had another strong year with 66 catches for 1,130 yards and 12 touchdowns. This helped him earn first-team All-Pac-12 honors. As a junior in 2017, Troy again led the Ducks in receiving with 71 receptions for 1,217 yards and 11 touchdowns - good enough for second team all-conference honors.

In 2018 he decided to forego his final year of eligibility at Oregon to enter the NFL Draft where he was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round (106th overall). 

Franklin is known as one of college football's most explosive receivers who can take over games when given opportunities; this culminated with him being named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year after leading both conference teams in receiving yardage during their championship game appearances last season against Alabama (220 yards) and Oklahoma State (238 yards).

27. Jairus Byrd

Buffalo Bills

Jairus Byrd Career

  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2012, 2013)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (2009, 2012, 2013)
  • NFL interceptions leader (2009)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2009)
  • Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year (2006)
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2008)

Jairus Byrd is a free safety for the New Orleans Saints. He attended Clayton High School in Missouri and then played college football in Oregon. The Bills drafted him in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft, and he spent four seasons with them before signing with the Saints in 2014.

In 2016, he was part of the Saints' Super Bowl-winning team, and he has continued to play regularly for Carolina since 2017. 

Jairus Byrd was a first-round draft pick by the New Orleans Saints in 2009 and has had an impressive NFL career, recording over 500 tackles, 25 interceptions, 6 forced fumbles, and 13 fumble recoveries.

He played at Oregon State University before being drafted into the NFL and is a 2005 Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year who also won First Team All-Pac-10 honors in 2008. 

In 2012 he was named to 2nd team All-Pro after leading the league with 4 interceptions and helping lead his team to their fourth Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.

Jairus Byrd is currently signed with the Saints through the 2017 season but could possibly be traded this offseason depending on how negotiations go between him and the Saints organization.

28. Christian Gonzalez

Christian Gonzalez Career

  • College: , Colorado (2020–2021), Oregon (2022)
  • Bowl games: , 2022 Holiday Bowl
  • High school: The Colony (The Colony, Texas)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2022)

Christian Gonzalez is a sophomore cornerback for the Oregon Ducks. He was born in Carrollton, Texas on June 28, 2002. At 201 pounds, Gonzalez is relatively light for a cornerback and has good speed.

Gonzales played wide receiver and safety during his freshman year of high school before switching to defense as a junior and senior. He chose Oregon over offers from Alabama, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Washington State among others due to the opportunity to play for head coach.

Mark Helfrich at Oregon Stadium instead of away games on smaller fields or in bad weather conditions like he experienced at some of those other schools.

Christian's father played college football at Kansas State so Christian had an early interest in playing football himself; however it wasn't until he started attending summer camps with the Ducks that he realized this was where his future lay.

7 Christian led all freshmen cornerbacks with five interceptions last season including one returned for a touchdown against USC 8 Gonzales will likely redshirt this season while waiting for opportunities to start coming his way but could see time next year if injuries hit or there are any positional changes made on defense.

9 Christian plans on studying kinesiology after graduation which would make him eligible to work as both an athletic trainer/coach AND physical therapist.

29. DeForest Buckner

Indianapolis Colts

DeForest Buckner Career

  • First-team All-Pro (2020)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2019)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (2018, 2021)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2016)
  • Morris Trophy (2015)
  • First-team All-American (2015)
  • Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year (2015)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2015)
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2014)

DeForest Buckner was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 and played for them until 2019. He then signed with the Indianapolis Colts in 2020 and has since remained there.

DeForest Buckner is a defensive tackle who primarily plays against the run, but can also pass rush when necessary. He had a productive rookie season with the 49ers and continued that form throughout his time in Indy as well.

DeForest Buckner is considered to be one of the best young players at his position and is looking to cement himself as one of the top DTs in NFL history DeForest Buckner was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

He quickly became an important part of their defense, earning his First-team All-Pro and Second-team All-Pro honors in 2020 and 2019, respectively. 

Blessed with size (6'7", 346 lbs), strength, and speed, Buckner is a dominating force on defense who can make plays all over the field.

His 9 fumble recoveries are a testament to that fact. In addition to his dominant play on defense, Buckner also has some outstanding stats as a pass rusher – he's recorded 53 sacks in just six seasons in the NFL. He'll be looking to add even more accolades in 2022.

30. Dan Lanning

Dan Lanning Career

  • 2004–2007: William Jewell
  • Position(s): Linebacker
  • 2008–2010: Park Hill South HS (MO) (ST/DB/WR)
  • 2011: Pittsburgh (GA)
  • 2012: Arizona State (GA)
  • 2013: Arizona State (RC)
  • 2014: Sam Houston State (DB/co-RC)
  • 2015: Alabama (GA)
  • 2016–2017: Memphis (ILB/RC)
  • 2018: Georgia (OLB)
  • 2019–2021: Georgia (DC/OLB)
  • 2022–present: Oregon

Lanning is in his third season as head coach of the Oregon Ducks, having taken over for Mark Helfrich after he was named the new head coach at Colorado.

Lanning played linebacker at William Jewell College and then spent a year coaching there before moving on to Pittsburgh where he served as wide receivers and tight ends coach from 2011-12.

Lanning's first full-time job came with Park Hill South HS (MO) where he was an assistant football coach and also worked as defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator while also playing safety on occasion.

In 2008, Lanning took over as linebackers coach at Pittsburg State University before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2012 and taking the reins of the program that same year following Larry Johnson's departure for Kansas City Chiefs training camp.

After leading PSU to back-to-back winning seasons, including a 10–3 mark this year which has them currently ranked #8 in both major polls, Lanning will be looking to keep Oregon atop their Pac-12 conference when they take on Stanford this Saturday afternoon (October 14th).

31. Patrick Chung

New England Patriots

Patrick Chung Career

  • High school: Rancho Cucamonga, (Rancho Cucamonga, California)
  • College: Oregon
  • NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34
  • New England Patriots (2009–2012), Philadelphia Eagles (2013), New England Patriots (2014–2020)
  • 3× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LIII), New England Patriots All-2010s Team, New England Patriots All-Dynasty Team, Second-team All-American (2007), 2× First-team All-Pac-10 (2007, 2008), First-team Freshman All America (2005)
  • Total tackles: 773, Sacks: 4.5, Pass deflections: 56, Interceptions: 11, Forced fumbles: 1, Defensive touchdowns: 1
  • Total tackles: 773
  • Sacks: 4.5
  • Pass deflections: 56
  • Interceptions: 11
  • Forced fumbles: 1
  • Defensive touchdowns: 1

Chung was born in Kingston, Jamaica and played college football at Oregon. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2009 and spent four seasons with them before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013.

Chung has made a total of 116 appearances for the Patriots and Eagles over his career, scoring six touchdowns. In 2020 he re-joined the Patriots after spending one season out of the game due to injury . Chung was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

2. He played college football at Oregon State University and earned First-team All-Pac-10 recognition in both his junior and senior seasons. 

Chung has been a key player on three Super Bowl championship teams with the Patriots, as well as an All-American selection in 2007. 

In 2018, Chung announced he would be retiring from professional football after 11 seasons with the Patriots and 76 career tackles, four sacks, eleven interceptions, one forced fumble and one defensive touchdown.

32. Darron Thomas

Darron Thomas Career

  • High school: Aldine (TX)
  • College: Oregon
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Undrafted: 2012
  • Calgary Stampeders (2012)*, Lincoln Haymakers (2013)*, Portland Thunder/Steel (2014–2016), Arizona Rattlers (2017), Cedar Rapids Titans (2018)*, Massachusetts Pirates (2018), Washington Valor (2019)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • United Bowl champion (2017), 2nd Team All-Pac-10 Conference (2010)
  • Comp. / Att.: 138 / 264, Passing yards: 1,451, TD–INT: 27–15, QB rating: 70.44, Rushing TDs: 11
  • Comp. / Att.: 138 / 264
  • Passing yards: 1,451
  • TD–INT: 27–15
  • QB rating: 70.44
  • Rushing TDs: 11

Darron Thomas is a former quarterback who most notably played for the Arizona Rattlers in 2017. Darrons best season came with the Portland Thunder/Steel where he threw for 3,836 yards and 31 touchdowns on 981 of 1,609 passing attempts (61%).

Thomas was undrafted in 2012 but caught on with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League that year before being released midway through the 2013 season. 

He then signed with Lincoln Haymakers of the United Football League before getting picked up by Portland in 2014 and continued his successful play there, leading them to their first ever championship game appearance in 2016 - they lost 26-23 to The San Francisco 49ers however.

After spending two seasons back at Arizona, Darron announced his retirement from professional football following week 17 of this current campaign which ended up being his final game as a starter.

33. Bralon Addison

Oregon Ducks football

Bralon Addison Career

  • High school: Missouri City (TX) Hightower
  • College: Oregon
  • Undrafted: 2016
  • Denver Broncos (2016)*, Chicago Bears (2016), Toronto Argonauts (2018)*, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2018-2019), Minnesota Vikings (2020)*, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2021–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Injured Reserve
  • CFL status: American
  • CFL All-Star (2019), CFL East All-Star (2019)
  • Receptions: 1, Receiving yards: 11, Receiving touchdowns: 0, Return yards: 21, Return touchdowns: 0
  • Receptions: 1
  • Receiving yards: 11
  • Receiving touchdowns: 0
  • Return yards: 21
  • Return touchdowns: 0
  • Receptions: 164, Receiving yards: 2,013, Receiving touchdowns: 8
  • Receptions: 164
  • Receiving yards: 2,013
  • Receiving touchdowns: 8

Bralon Addison is a 29-year-old wide receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He played college football at Oregon and was undrafted in 2016. After being released by the Broncos, Addison signed with the Bears but only appeared in one game before being waived.

In 2018 he signed with the Tiger-Cats and has since been a key contributor on their offence, amassing over 500 yards receiving and two touchdowns in 2019 so far. 

The Vikings were reportedly interested in signing him this off season but ultimately opted not to do so as they already have several receivers on their roster..

Bralon Addison is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. 

Addison attended West Texas A&M University, where he played college football as a defensive back and punt returner. In 2018, he led WTAU with 1,584 all-purpose yards and also registered 13 tackles on defense.

The 6'1", 215 lb., wideout signed with Hamilton as an undrafted free agent in May 2019. In his rookie season, he caught 10 passes for 131 yards and one touchdown while returning seven punts for 128 yards and two touchdowns en route to being named CFL East All-Star MVP.

Also Played For: hamilton tiger cats

34. LeGarrette Blount

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

LeGarrette Blount Career

  • High school: Perry (FL) Taylor County
  • College: , East Mississippi CC (2006–2007), Oregon (2008–2009)
  • Undrafted: 2010
  • Tennessee Titans (2010)*, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2010–2012), New England Patriots (2013), Pittsburgh Steelers (2014), New England Patriots (2014–2016), Philadelphia Eagles (2017), Detroit Lions (2018)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • 3× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LII), NFL rushing touchdowns leader (2016), PFWA All-Rookie Team (2010)
  • Rushing yards: 6,306, Rushing average: 4.2, Rushing touchdowns: 56, Receptions: 64, Receiving yards: 454, Receiving touchdowns: 2
  • Rushing yards: 6,306
  • Rushing average: 4.2
  • Rushing touchdowns: 56
  • Receptions: 64
  • Receiving yards: 454
  • Receiving touchdowns: 2

LeGarrette Blount is a running back who was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2010. He played for the Titans from 2010 to 2017, before being released by the team in February 2018.

In June 2018, Blount signed with the New England Patriots. He has made five career playoff appearances, including two Super Bowls (XLIX and LI). LeGarrette Blount has also won one NFL rushing title and been named an All-Pro twice.

LeGarrette Blount is a running back who has played for four different teams in the NFL. He has been a part of two Super Bowl-winning squads, and he was also named to the Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team in 2010. 

LeGarrette Blount often runs through defenders with ease, and his physical style of play makes him an dangerous player on the field.

He is known for being hardworking and passionate about playing football, which may be why he has had such success over the years. LeGarrette Blount’s time with the New England Patriots ended poorly this past season after he was suspended for violating team rules multiple times. 

However, he will likely continue to be one of the most feared runners in the league as long as he remains healthy.

Also Played For: east mississippi community college

35. Verone McKinley III

Oregon Ducks football


  • High school: Hebron, (Carrollton, Texas)
  • College: Oregon (2018–2021)
  • Undrafted: 2022
  • Miami Dolphins (2022–present)
  • Roster status: Active
  • Consensus First-team All-American (2021), First-team All-Pac-12 (2021)
  • Total tackles: 9, Pass deflections: 1, Interceptions: 1
  • Total tackles: 9
  • Pass deflections: 1
  • Interceptions: 1

Verone McKinley III is a safety for the Miami Dolphins. He was drafted by the team in the 2022 draft but did not sign with them. Verone attended Hebron High School and played college football at Oregon.

After not signing with the Dolphins, he signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in September of 2022. In his three seasons in Cleveland, Verone appeared in 29 games and recorded 85 tackles and one sack while also returning two interceptions for touchdowns during that time period.

On March 14th, 2025, Verone signed with the Miami Dolphins to become their secondary starter opposite Michael Thomas Jr. 

Verone has quickly established himself as one of best safeties in all of professional football, recording five interceptions and 97 combined tackles through 15 games this season thus far."

36. Ed Dickson

Oregon Ducks football

Ed Dickson Career

  • High school: Bellflower, (Bellflower, California)
  • College: Oregon
  • NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74
  • Baltimore Ravens (2010–2013), Carolina Panthers (2014–2017), Seattle Seahawks (2018–2019)
  • Super Bowl champion (XLVII), First-team All-Pac-10 (2009), Second-team All-Pac-10 (2008)
  • Receptions: 190, Receiving yards: 2,128, Receiving touchdowns: 15
  • Receptions: 190
  • Receiving yards: 2,128
  • Receiving touchdowns: 15

Ed Dickson is a tight end who has played in the NFL for eight seasons. He was drafted by the Ravens in 2010 and has since appeared in 116 games, recording 49 receptions for 604 yards and four touchdowns.

Ed Dickerson grew up playing football at Bellflower High School where he helped his team to two CIF championships and an undefeated season as a senior. After college, Dickson signed with the Oregon Ducks but did not see any action until his junior year when he started three games.

In 2009, he caught five passes for 58 yards against Utah State University. Drafted by Baltimore with pick number 74 overall, EdDickson made his debut in Week Four of the 2010 season against.

Jacksonville Jaguars and finished with one reception for seven yards on that day's game tape review; however, it didn't take long before he became an important part of Mike Martz's offense thereafter making 79 catches over the next three seasons combined (40 starts).

On September 3rd 2017 during week 2 of the regular season against Cincinnati Bengals while lining up at H-back due to injuries to Jeremy Maclin & Alex Collins, EdDickson posted career highs across all statistical categories with 5 receptions 102 receiving yards 1 touchdown leading Baltimore to their first victory over Cincinnati since 2003. 

Averaging just under 10 targets per game through 12 contests this season (13 including playoffs), expect him to remain heavily involved as Joe Flacco looks to lead them back into playoff contention after compiling record-setting numbers once again throughout 2018.

37. Keenan Howry


  • High school: Los Alamitos, (Los Alamitos, California)
  • College: Oregon
  • NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 7 / Pick: 221
  • Minnesota Vikings (2003–2005), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2007)
  • Receptions: 3, Receiving yards: 18, Return yards: 674, Total touchdowns: 0
  • Receptions: 3
  • Receiving yards: 18
  • Return yards: 674
  • Total touchdowns: 0

Keenan Howry is a return specialist and wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams. He was drafted in 2003 by the St. Louis Rams and has since played for the Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, and now the Los Angeles Rams.

Keenan Howry attended high school at Los Alamitos in California before attending Oregon as a football player. He finished his college career with over 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns to his name. Keenan Howry's impressive NFL career began with him playing for the St.

Louis Rams from 2003-2005 where he had 141 punt returns for 838 yards (16th best all time) and two touchdowns - both of which came against eventual Super Bowl Champion Carolina Panthers in 2005 playoffs.

 In 2006, Keenan signed with Seattle Seahawks where he spent five seasons until being traded to L A Rams during the 2016 season As a Ram this past year, Keenan set new franchise record.

With 276 punt returns (1st), 2,039 kickoff return yards (6th), 5 touchdown receptions on 53 catches (tied 3rd most ever), 964 receiving yards on 58 receptions(7th) while also adding one rushing touchdown.

Also Played For: 2003 nfl draft

38. Penei Sewell

Detroit Lions

Penei Sewell Career

  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2021)
  • Outland Trophy (2019)
  • Morris Trophy (2019)
  • Unanimous All-American (2019)

Penei Sewell is an offensive tackle for the Detroit Lions. He was born on October 9, 2000, in Malaeimi, American Samoa, and attended Desert Hills High School in St.

George, Utah before enrolling at Oregon State University in 2018. Sewell played college football at Oregon and was a part of the team that won the Pac-12 conference championship his junior year before being drafted by the Lions in 2021 with pick 7th overall.

Penei has shown potential both as a run blocker and pass protector during his short career so far and looks to be developing into a long-term starter for Detroit Sewell was a four-star recruit and the No. 5 cornerback in the nation according to 247Sports. 

Sewell played for the Tigers from 2019–2021, recording 76 tackles, five interceptions, and two fumble recoveries during his time in Detroit.

Sewell is expected to be drafted in 2020, but he has not yet decided which team he will play for as of now.

39. Dave Wilcox

Dave Wilcox Career

  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1971, 1972)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1967, 1973)
  • 5× NEA First-team All-Pro (1967, 1970–1973)
  • NEA Second-team All-Pro (1968)
  • 7× Pro Bowl (1966, 1968–1973)
  • San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame

Dave Wilcox was a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers from 1964 to 1974. He was drafted by the 49ers in the third round of the NFL Draft in 1964 and played with them until 1974.

After his playing career, he became an assistant coach for the team from 1975 to 1988 before retiring. Dave Wilcox is famous for being part of one of history's most successful franchises, as the Niners won five Super Bowls during his time there.

In 2003, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after spending 14 years on its selection committee and serving as president from 1994 to 2003. Dave Wilcox was a dominant defensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers from 1967 to 1973.

He was named First-team All-Pro in 1971 and 1972 and Second-team All-Pro in 1968. Wilcox also played seven Pro Bowls during his illustrious career, which ended with him being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

40. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

Oregon Ducks football

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Career

  • High school: Chino Hills (CA)
  • College: Oregon
  • NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 7 / Pick: 241
  • Cleveland Browns (2015), Miami Dolphins (2016)
  • Consensus All-American (2014), 3× First-team All-Pac-12 (2012–2014)

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was born in Chino, California on July 10, 1993. He played college football at Oregon and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Ekpre-Olomu has made 77 tackles (49 solo) and four interceptions in his career so far. Ekpre-Olomu is known for his speed and ability to cover a lot of ground quickly; this has led him to be compared to former Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.

In 2016 he signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an unrestricted free agent but was released before the start of the season after suffering a broken foot which ruled him out for six months. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was a consensus All-American in 2014, and he was also First Team All Pac-12.

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is entering his fourth year in the NFL and has started all but one game during that time. He totaled 47 tackles last season, which is good for 5th on the Browns’ team. 

His interception total (3) was also respectable, especially considering how often he plays defense. Overall, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu seems to be a very steady player who can contribute both offensively and defensively for any team that signs him.

41. Josh Huff

Calgary Stampeders

Josh Huff Career

  • High school: Nimitz (Houston, Texas)
  • College: Oregon
  • Position: Wide receiver
  • NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2014–2016), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2016), New Orleans Saints (2018)*, Arizona Hotshots (2019), Calgary Stampeders (2019–2021), Toronto Argonauts (2021)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Receptions: 51, Receiving yards: 523, Return yards: 1,182, Total touchdowns: 6
  • Receptions: 51
  • Receiving yards: 523
  • Return yards: 1,182
  • Total touchdowns: 6

Josh Huff is a talented wide receiver who played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2014-2016. In his first season with the Eagles, he had 62 receptions for 914 yards and six touchdowns.

He improved upon those numbers in 2015 when he caught 87 passes for 1,017 yards and nine touchdowns. In 2016, Huff was traded to the San Francisco 49ers where he appeared in all 16 games and recorded 57 catches for 776 yards and four touchdowns.

After playing two seasons with the 49ers, Huff signed a three-year contract with the Buffalo Bills as an unrestricted free agent in 2018. However, after just one year with Buffalo, he was released by the team on September 5th 2019 Josh Huff is a talented receiver who should improve with more experience.

Huff was drafted by the Buccaneers in 2016 and had some success as a rookie, but he has not been able to duplicate that level of play since. He will be looking for a new team in free agency this upcoming offseason, so expect him to find plenty of interest from around the league. 

Huff is an explosive player who can make big plays downfield, so he could potentially have a productive career if given the opportunity.

Although his best days may be behind him, Josh Huff still has potential to contribute at the NFL level and could provide value on the open market come March 2019.

42. Norm Van Brocklin

Los Angeles Rams

Norm Van Brocklin Career

  • 2× NFL champion (1951, 1960)
  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1960)
  • First-team All-Pro (1960)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (1952, 1954, 1955)
  • 9× Pro Bowl (1950–1955, 1958–1960)
  • NFL passing yards leader (1954)
  • NFL completion percentage leader (1952)
  • Bert Bell Award (1960)
  • NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • St. Louis Football Ring of Fame

Norm Van Brocklin was a talented quarterback in the NFL who played for the Rams from 1949 to 1957. He is best known for leading the Rams to two Super Bowl championships, in 1951 and 1955.

In 1969, he became head coach of the Oakland Raiders but only lasted one season before being fired. Norm Van Brocklin died at age 57 after a long battle with cancer. Norm Van Brocklin was the most successful player in the Eagles' history.

He led the team to two NFL championships and won MVP honors in 1960. Norm Van Brocklin played his entire career with Philadelphia, from 1950-1955 and 1958-1960. 

After retiring as a player, Van Brocklin became head coach of the Minnesota Vikings for one season before moving on to become head coach of the Atlanta Falcons where he stayed for four seasons.

43. Maurice Morris

Seattle Seahawks

Maurice Morris Career

  • High school: Chester (SC)
  • College: Oregon
  • NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54
  • Seattle Seahawks (2002–2008), Detroit Lions (2009–2011)
  • Rushing yards: 3,648, Rushing average: 4.2, Rushing TDs: 13, Receptions: 151, Receiving yards: 1,163, Receiving TDs: 5
  • Rushing yards: 3,648
  • Rushing average: 4.2
  • Rushing TDs: 13
  • Receptions: 151
  • Receiving yards: 1,163
  • Receiving TDs: 5

Morris was a running back for the Oregon Ducks from 2002-2006. Morris had a successful career in the NFL, playing for five teams over nine seasons. He notably played with the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets before retiring in 2013.

Morris has remained active since retirement, working as an ESPN broadcaster and ambassador for various charities throughout his home state of South Carolina. Maurice Morris is married to Laura and they have two children together - son Brayden (born 2006) and daughter Brooklynn (born 2009).

In 2018, Maurice Morris was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame along with Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown and Herschel Walker Maurice Morris is a retired American football running back who played for the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions. 

Morris was drafted by the Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft, and he would go on to play four seasons with them before being traded to Detroit in 2009.

In his time with Seattle, Morris rushed for 3,648 yards and 13 touchdowns while also catching 151 passes for 1,163 yards and five scores. After leaving the NFL, Maurice Morris went on to have a successful career playing professional basketball overseas before retiring at age 36 in 2013.

44. Danny O'Neil


  • College: Oregon (1991–1995)
  • Bowl games: 1992 Independence Bowl, 1995 Rose Bowl (co-MVP)
  • 1994 Pac-10 Conference champion, 1994 Pac-10 Conference First Team, Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee (2003)

Danny O'Neil is a former quarterback for the Oregon Ducks. He played college football at Oregon from 1991 to 1995, and was a two-time First Team All-American and three-time Pac-10 Player of the Year.

After playing in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996–1998) and Kansas City Chiefs (1999), O'Neil returned to his home state of California to play with the Oakland Raiders (2000). In 2001, he led Oakland to their first playoff appearance in over 20 years, but they were defeated by the New York Giants in Week 17.

The next year, 2002, saw Danny lead Oakland back into postseason contention but they lost again this time against the Green Bay Packers in what would be O'Neil's final game as an NFL player. 

Since retiring from professional football after 13 seasons, Danny has served as quarterbacks coach at Utah State University (2004), Nevada Las Vegas Bowls Incorporated (2005–2008).

Southern Illinois University Carbondale(2009), Eastern Washington University(2010) and most recently North Carolina State University where he currently serves as associate head coach/quarterbacks coach Danny also works part-time as color commentator on Fox Sports West broadcasts of games involving his alma mater Oregon Ducks.

45. Travis Dye

USC Trojans football


  • College: , Oregon (2018–2021), USC (2022–present)
  • High school: Norco (Norco, California)
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2022)

Travis Dye is a senior running back for the USC Trojans. He was born on August 24, 1999 in Norco, California and he is 5' 10" tall and 200 pounds. In his three years with the Trojans, Travis has rushed for 2,501 yards and 21 touchdowns on 459 carries (4.8 avg).

Travis also caught 56 passes for 648 yards (9.5 avg) and four scores through the air during his time at USC. He was named second-team All-American by The Associated Press as a junior in 2018 after rushing for 1,722 yards and 20 touchdowns on 309 carries (6.1 avg) while adding 44 catches for 451 yards (10 avg).

As a sophomore in 2017, Travis tallied 1,473 total yards including 17th all-time single game rushing record of 408 against Arizona State - good for 7 TDs. 

His freshman year saw him rush 159 times for 811 yards averaging 5 YPC with six TD’s to go along with 43 receptions which totals up to 1,780 all together this past 3 seasons.

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46. Onterrio Smith


  • High school: Grant Union, (Sacramento, California)
  • College: Oregon
  • NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105
  • Minnesota Vikings (2003–2005), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2006)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2003), Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team (2003)[1], First-team All-Pac-10 (2002)[1]
  • Rushing attempts: 231, Rushing yards: 1,123, Rushing touchdowns: 7, Receptions: 51, Receiving yards: 523, Receiving touchdowns: 2
  • Rushing attempts: 231
  • Rushing yards: 1,123
  • Rushing touchdowns: 7
  • Receptions: 51
  • Receiving yards: 523
  • Receiving touchdowns: 2

Onterrio Smith was a running back for the Minnesota Vikings from 2003-2005. He has also spent time with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2006. Onterrio is originally from Sacramento, California and attended Grant Union High School.

After college, Onterrio signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2003. In his three seasons with the Vikings, he made 45 receptions for 471 yards and two touchdowns on offense while adding 815 rushing yards on 143 attempts (5.7 avg.) and four touchdowns on the ground.

In 2005, Oniterio was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers where he played until 2007 before retiring due to injury . At 5'11", 203 pounds, Smith displayed blazing speed both as a rusher and receiver out of the backfield which caused him to be labeled one of "the most dynamic players ever to come out of Oregon." 

Currently a strength coach at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California , Smith continues his work mentoring young athletes hoping that one day they can achieve professional athlete status like himself.

47. Jeremiah Masoli

Ottawa Redblacks

Jeremiah Masoli Career

  • Status: Active
  • CFL status: American
  • Position(s): Quarterback
  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
  • College: Oregon, Mississippi
  • High school: Saint Louis School, (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Hand: Right
  • Second-team All-Pac-10 (2009), Holiday Bowl MVP (2008), CFL record for most consecutive completions in a game (23), July 23, 2016
  • CFL East All-Star: 2018
  • Passing completions: 1,203
  • Passing attempts: 1,809
  • Percentage: 66.5
  • TD–INT: 80–51
  • Passing yards: 15,555
  • Passer rating: 96.3
  • Playing stats at CFL.ca

Masoli was born in San Francisco, California and played quarterback for Oregon before transferring to Mississippi. In 2016, Masoli signed with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

He started his CFL career as a backup but quickly became the starter after posting strong performances in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, Masoli led the Redblacks to their first ever Grey Cup appearance where they lost to the Calgary Stampeders.

Masoli is currently a free agent and has been linked with several NFL teams including the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears Masoli is a former first-round draft pick of the 49ers, who traded up to take him in 2011. 

He played for the Omaha Nighthawks and Edmonton Eskimos before signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2013.

Masoli has had some success in his career, including being named Second Team All-Pac-10 as a freshman at Oregon State and leading the CFL with 23 consecutive completions during an exhibition game this summer. 

However, he's also been criticized for his inconsistent play over the years. With Ottawa set to begin their fourth season under Masoli this fall, it will be interesting to see if he can continue to develop into an NFL starting quarterback or if he'll eventually move on to another team after failing to live up expectations thus far in his career.

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48. Kenny Rowe


  • CFL status: American
  • Position(s): DE
  • College: Oregon
  • Tackles: 10
  • Sacks: 1.0

Kenny Rowe is an American football defensive end who played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Rowe was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft and signed with them on May 7, 2010.

He made his debut in a Week 3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals and recorded two tackles. He was waived by Baltimore on September 4, 2011 and subsequently claimed off waivers by Chicago Bears where he spent three seasons before being traded to Toronto Argonauts on February 14, 2015.

In 2018, Rowe signed with Los Angeles Rams as a free agent after spending time with both Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars during that year's offseason. 

As of October 1st, 2018 Kenny has appeared in 36 career games (all starts) recording 191 total tackles (149 solo), 19 sacks, four forced fumbles, one interception and two touchdown receptions.

49. Dion Jordan

Miami Dolphins

Dion Jordan Career

  • High school: Chandler (Chandler, Arizona)
  • College: Oregon (2008–2012)
  • Position: Defensive end
  • NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
  • Miami Dolphins (2013–2016), Seattle Seahawks (2017–2018), Oakland Raiders (2019), San Francisco 49ers (2020)
  • First-team All-American (2012), 2× First-team All-Pac-12 (2011, 2012)
  • Total tackles: 108, Sacks: 13.5, Forced fumbles: 3, Fumble recoveries: 1, Pass deflections: 6
  • Total tackles: 108
  • Sacks: 13.5
  • Forced fumbles: 3
  • Fumble recoveries: 1
  • Pass deflections: 6

Dion Jordan was a high school standout at Chandler, Arizona. He played college football for Oregon and became one of the most highly-touted defensive ends in the draft after his junior season.

The Miami Dolphins took Jordan with the third overall pick in 2013, but he only lasted two seasons with them before being traded to Seattle Seahawks where he had more success. 

In 2018, Jordan signed with the Oakland Raiders where he is currently playing out his contract Dion Jordan is a versatile defensive lineman who excelled at Oregon.

He was drafted in the first round by the Miami Dolphins in 2013, but failed to make an impact and was traded to the Seattle Seahawks where he had his best season as a pro. 

In 2018 he signed with the Oakland Raiders and has been one of their most consistent players on defense, recording 13 sacks so far this season. Jordan is considered one of the top Defensive Linemen available in next year's NFL Draft and could be a huge asset for any team looking to improve its defense.

Final Words

. . Oregon Ducks have produced some of the best players in NCAA history. Some of these players include Marcus Mariota, De’Anthony Thomas, and Byron Marshall.

These three players are just a few examples of the talent Oregon has to offer. The Ducks have also had success on the international stage, with several players winning Olympic gold medals.

Overall, Oregon is one of the most successful college sports teams in America and they will continue to produce elite athletes for years to come

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John Rizzo

I am a professional rugby player in the Washington DC-Baltimore area. I have been playing rugby for over 10 years and have had the opportunity to play in many different countries. I am also a coach for both youth and adult rugby teams. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Sports Management and Marketing. I am currently working on my MPA from American University and plan to pursue this career path after graduating next year. LinkedIn

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