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Dion Jordan heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 1/3 - Dion Jordan, DE, 6-6, 248, Oregon...The Dolphins had him rated as the highest player on their board, and were able to acquire him for the low price of the No. 12 and 42 overall picks. Jordan will be a third-down pass-rush specialist to begin with but the Dolphins love his athleticism and versatility. - The Sports Xchange
Patrick Chung heading into rSr season: 2008: Chung was named All-American third-team by Phil Steele Publications, adding first-team All-Pac 10 Conference honors for the second-straight year...As the heart of the Oregon defense, the four-year starter continued his role as the defensive quarterback, despite altering his responsibilities from Rover to more of a free safety as the season wore on...Ranked third on the team and led the secondary with 92 tackles (58 solos), including two sacks for minus 18 yards and 6.5 stops for losses totaling 34 yards...Recorded seven pass deflections and returned his only interception 31 yards for a touchdown...Gained 307 yards on 12 kickoff returns (25.6 avg)...His average of 7.08 tackles per game placed ninth among conference players...2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; PR: 2-10-5-0 KR: 9-201-22.3-0; 71 Sol-117 TT, 7.5 TFL, 2 INT, 7 PBU, 1 FF, 2 BLK; The second-team All-America honoree (Associated Press) and Oregon's top tackler posted more tackles than any other defensive back on the team in 13 years. Extending his string of consecutive starting assignments to 38 games, he accumulated 57 tackles over his past six appearances... He makes it difficult to pull him off the field as the special teams mainstay was honored as the Ducks' outstanding special teams player (Gordon E. Wilson Award) following the conclusion of the regular season... 2006: 13 GP; 13 GS; PR: 14-170-12.1-1; 49 Sol-84 TT, 3.5 TFL, 2 SK, 4 INT, 1 PBU, 1 FR; Attracted honorable mention all-conference acclaim for the second year in a row as Oregon's third-leading tackler helped stabilize a young secondary that completed the regular season ranked 10th in the country in pass defense. Also finished as team's runner-up in QB sacks in the secondary as well as second in interceptions... 2005: 12 GP; 12 GS; KR: 2-34-17-0; 58 Sol-91 TT, 1.5 TFL, 2 INT, 3 PBU, 1 FF; Oregon's second-leading tackler and top returnee not only garnered honorable mention all-Pacific-10 Conference acclaim as a rookie.
T.J. Ward heading into rSr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: 13 GP; 13 GS; 64 Sol-101 TT, 5.5 TFL, 1 SK, 1 INT, 8 PBU, 4 FF; Oregon's leader in tackles (101) tied for fifth in the conference (7.8 avg.) as a first-year starter … Earned honorable mention (coaches) Pacific-10 all-conference accolades … Tied for second on the squad with eight pass breakups. 2007: 13 GP; 0 GS; 18 Sol-21 TT, 1 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 FR; Former walk-on became one of the secondary’s top reserves and a special teams standout. 2006: 3 GP; 0 GS; 1 INT; Emerged from spring drills as a starter at cornerback but torn left knee cartilage early in fall camp derailed those plans. Came up with a key interception in the end zone to curtail an Arizona State (9/30) scoring drive, but did not play again until the regular-season finale. Stepped onto the field for a season- high 16 snaps in the Las Vegas Bowl. 2005: Honored as scout team’s defensive player-of-the-week for his part in Ducks’ preparations vs. USC as well as weekly defensive and special teams acclaim prior to game against California during his redshirt year. Personal: Born Full name is Terrell Ray Ward.
Kyle Long heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 1/20 - Kyle Long, OG, 6-6, 313, Oregon...Developmental project who started just four games in FBS program and played in just 11. Former baseball pitcher who was drafted in the 23rd round out of high school by the White Sox. Started collegiate career as a pitcher on a baseball scholarship at Florida State but flunked out. Transferred to Saddleback JC, where he played defensive end in 2010 and moved to tackle in 2011. Father is Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long; brother is Rams defensive end Chris Long. Excellent athlete for the position. Ran a 4.94 40 at the Combine, best among all guards and 15.8 percent body fat was best among all linemen. Will be 25 in December. - The Sports Xchange
Kiko Alonso heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Bills' picks: Round 2/46 -- Kiko Alonso, ILB, 6-3, 238, Oregon...The Bills desperately need to get stronger up the middle (31st vs. the run) and were willing to take a chance on Alonso, who wasn't a full-time starter until his senior year and has a history of off-field problems. Had 81 tackles including 14 for loss last fall. With his size and foot speed, Bills hope he can run and cover and be a three-down player while helping their run defense improve. - The Sports Xchange
Max Unger heading into rSr season: 2008: All-Pac 10 Conference first-team choice for the second year in a row and recipient of the Ed Moshofsky Award (team's outstanding offensive lineman) for the third consecutive season...The team captain was also a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, given to the nation's top center...Started all thirteen games, lining up at center for eleven contests and at left offensive tackle vs. Washington and UCLA...Recorded an assisted tackle in the Boise State clash...Led an explosive offense that ranked second in the nation and led the league in rushing (280.08 ypg)...Helped the Ducks lead the Pac-10 and rank seventh nationally in total offense (484.85 ypg) and scoring (41.92 ppg)...Part of a front wall that placed second in the conference, allowing 20 sacks for minus 121 yards, as Unger was charged with 2.5 of those sacks on 373 pass plays...Led the team with 90 knockdowns and seventeen touchdown-resulting blocks... Kept his string intact, as he was never penalized in a game for the third-straight season...Led the offensive line with an 86.62 percent grade for blocking consistency, earning grades of 90 percent or better in each of the Purdue, Washington and Arizona contests...2007: Selected Oregon's Outstanding Offensive Lineman (Ed Moshofsky Award) the second straight season, the first-team all-conference choice was chosen as a first-team All-American by SI.com. That was despite him making the transition from left tackle, where he had started the previous 25 consecutive games as a freshman and sophomore, to center, where he excelled in 13 starts as a junior...2006: The 13-game starter at left tackle earned second-team all conference accolades in addition to receiving Oregon's Ed Moshofsky Award as its top offensive lineman. Played a major role in Oregon finishing second in the Pac-10 in fewest quarterback sacks allowed (16) as well as leading the league in rushing offense (14th nationally) for the first time since 1955... 2005: It's not easy for a redshirt freshman to step in and protect the blind side of a quarterback but Unger did so admirably for 12 consecutive starts and did it well. Was a major reason why Oregon rose from last in the Pac-10 in QB sacks allowed in 2004 (41) to third in 2005 (20). Took part in 80 snaps or more in 10 of 12 appearances at left tackle, including 100 plays at Arizona State, to receive the team's Ironman Award following the season as the player who played the most snaps.
Ed Dickson heading into rSr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rush: 3-18-6-0; Pass: 1-0-0-0-0-0; Rec: 35-508-14.5-3; Second team All-Pac-10. Second on the team in receiving yardage and fourth in receptions (35) … One of the program’s strongest tight ends in school history, emerged as only the second tight end ever to bench press 400 pounds or more (400 lbs.), as well as tied for second on the position’s all-time power clean chart (341 lbs.) during 2008 winter testing. 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rush: 2-10-5-0; Rec: 43-453-10.5-3; 1 Sol-2 TT; Ducks’ second-leading receiver. In addition to his contributions from the line of scrimmage, also spent extensive time on special teams and scored a pair of two-point conversions. Was second only to Patrick Chung (1,173) in total plays with 1,135. 2006: 13 GP; 0 GS; Rec: 4-45-11.2-0; 7 Sol-10 TT, 1 TFL; Natural athletic talent came to the forefront when he was shifted to the defensive line in the midst of fall camp to alleviate depth concerns brought on by injuries. Responded despite not playing the position on a regular basis since high school by posting 7 of his 10 tackles on special teams as the kick coverage unit’s second-leading tackler. He was then shifted back to the offensive side of the ball for his last four games, converting from tight end to wide receiver against USC when the need arose there. 2005: Earned scout team’s offensive-player-of-the-week distinction on five occasions during his redshirt campaign, aiding preparations in games vs. Montana, Stanford, Arizona, Washington State and USC.
Casey Matthews heading into Sr season: 2010: Matthews was a first-team all-conference pick and All-America mention, finished his senior season as the Ducks’ leading tackler, posting 79 stops. In addition, the co-recipient of the Ducks’ Most Outstanding Player award tied for third in the league in fumble recoveries (3), was third on the team with three interceptions and fourth in tackles for loss with 9.0...2009: One of Oregon’s leading tacklers tied for the Pac-10 lead in stops following the first three games before a balanced effort led to three different players sharing team’s top honors over the next three games ... Finishing the season tied as the Ducks’ second-leading tackler (81), the Pac-10’s second-team all-conference pick shared runner-up honors with seven tackles vs. USC after leading the team in stops in each of its first two games vs. Boise State and Purdue ...2008: Oregon’s sixth-leading tackler became a fixture in the starting lineup from the seventh game on ... Part of the Pac-10’s top team in terms of tackles for loss, ranking third on the Ducks with 13.0 for 44 yards ... Recorded at least one tackle in 12 of 13 appearances...2007: The true freshman played in the first 11 games and earned a start at Arizona before a shoulder injury prevented him from appearing in either the Civil War or the Sun Bowl ... Recorded 11 of his 18 tackles unassisted, including four stops against the Wildcats and three vs. both Fresno State and Arizona State.
Eddie Pleasant heading into rSr season: 2010: UO’s starting rover/strong safety for all 13 games ranked fifth on the team with 65 tackles … Tied his career-high with a pair of sacks, shared the team-lead with seven tackles at Washington State … Returned a fumble 51 yards to the 3-yard line, setting up the go-ahead touchdown in win vs. Stanford, also had nine tackles vs. the Cardinal … Made a seamless transition from linebacker to safety during the spring. 2009: Started 11 games … Team’s sixth-leading tackler (54) … Ranked second on the team with 4.5 QB sacks (t13th in the Pac-10), and third with 8.0 TFLs … Contributed six stops at Arizona - all unassisted - including two quarterback sacks for losses of nine yards … Picked off his first collegiate interception vs. Utah, returning it 17 yards … Shared the Pac-10 lead with three fumble recoveries. 2008: Arrested for reckless driving and speed racing after causing accident in September 2008, received 75 stitches and luckily did not cause major injuries to people in the other vehicle; served community service … Top reserve linebacker was also a key contributor on special teamsin 12 games played, making five of his 16 tackles on kickoffs and one on punt coverage … Made a season-high four stops (three solo) and broke up two passes vs. UCLA … Forced a fumble on the opening kickoff in the win over the Cardinal. 2007: Redshirted. Earned scout team weekly honors leading up to wins at Stanford (defense) and vs. Washington State (offense). Provided emergency depth and quality reps at running back when the position became depleted with injuries.
*LaMichael James heading into rJr season: A closer look at the 49ers' picks: Round 2/61 -- LaMichael James, RB, 5-8, 194, Oregon...Slippery undersized back will also be trained to return kicks. - The Sports Xchange
*Jairus Byrd heading into rJr season: 2008: All-Pac 10 Conference first-team selection…The three-year starter had the best year of his outstanding collegiate career, capped by winning the Defensive MVP award at the Holiday Bowl...Byrd started all thirteen games at left cornerback and also handled the bulk of the punt return duties…Finished fourth on the team with 83 total tackles and second with 60 solo hits, adding 1.5 stops for minus 3 yards…Caused and recovered a fumble…Tied for the league lead with five interceptions, good for 52 yards in returns…Led the Ducks with 19 pass break-ups and ranked second in the league and third in the nation with a total of 26 passes defended (1.46 pg)…Finished third in the conference with a 12.31-yard average (20th nationally) on 26 punt returns for 320 yards and a touchdown…Benefited from tremendous strength as he joined a pair of current teammates in equaling the program's all-time power clean lift by a defensive back (330 lbs.) during the 2008 winter testing...Byrd started each of his final 37 contests during a 39-game career at left cornerback, recording 203 tackles (143 solos) with six stops for losses of 17 yards, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…Deflected 53 passes, ranking fourth in school history behind Alex Molden (60, 1992-95), Steve Smith (56, 1998-2001) and Rashad Bauman (55, 1997-2001)…2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; PR: 7-63-9-0; 44 Sol-65 TT, 4 TFL, 1 SK, 7 INT, 15 PBU, 1 QBH, 3 FR, 1 FF; The Pacific-10 Conference's honorable mention all-league standout and leader in interceptions was the Ducks' fifth-leading tackler...2006: 13 GP; 11 GS; 40 Sol-56 TT, 0.5 TFL, 5 INT, 7 PBU, 1 FF; Earned Pac-10 Conference Co-Freshman Player-of-the- Year honors as well as second-team Freshman All-America acclaim (The Sporting News) after the former rover was pressed into a starting cornerback...2005: redshirt year.
Josh Kaddu heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 5/155 - Josh Kaddu, LB, 6-3, 235, Oregon...He's an athletic, rangy player who has experience playing in a 3-4 scheme. The Dolphins envision he'll perform well enough to land one of the spots on the 53-man roster and become a core special teams player. - The Sports Xchange
Nick Reed heading into Sr season: 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 30 Sol-60 TT, 22.5 TFL, 12 SK, 3 QBH, 1 FR; The second-team All-American (SI.com) and finalist for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award exploded on the scene and was a major reason Oregon led the country in tackles for loss. The Pacific-10 Conference first-team choice and Walter Camp Football Foundation national player of the week (vs. Washington State) led the Ducks' down linemen in tackles (60) in addition to pacing the league in tackles for loss (3rd nationally) and quarterback sacks...2006: 13 GP; 10 GS; 15 Sol-30 TT, 6 TFL, 3.5 SK, 2 QBH, 1 BLK; Took advantage of injuries along the defensive line to move into the starting lineup for Oregon's final 10 games, accumulating 26 of his tackles during that span. Team's second-leading tackler among down linemen (ninth overall) posted a career-high five stops in the regular-season finale at Oregon State in addition to contributing four in the Las Vegas Bowl...2005: 12 GP; 0 GS; 5 Sol-5 TT, 3 TFL, 1 SK; Experienced playing time in all 12 games, led by 25 snaps at Arizona. Finished the year with all five of his tackles unassisted, including two stops vs. Montana as well as solo tackles in each of his last two games of the regular season.
Kenjon Barner heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Panthers' picks: Round 6/182 -- Kenjon Barner, RB, 5-9, 196, Oregon...With DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert already on the roster, this certainly wasn't a "need" pick. Barner could see action as a returner in 2013, and he could be groomed to be Williams' future successor. - The Sports Xchange
Fenuki Tupou heading into rSr season: 2007: The decision to redshirt the 2006 junior college transfer proved to be a good one as not only did he move into the starting lineup for 12 of 13 appearances, the Ducks will benefit from his returning experience in 2008. Was named to the Pacific-10 Conference's all-league second team in his first year of exposure to conference coaches, helping pave the way for Oregon's school record-setting rushing attack while aiding its pass protection scheme that finished fourth (tie) in the league in fewest QB sacks allowed (24) from his left tackle outpost. Won the Jimmy Rogers, Jr. Most Valuable Lineman award at the Sun Bowl after shutting down South Florida's Walter Camp All-American DE George Selvie in the Ducks' lopsided victory. Stepped onto the field for more than 90 snaps in two of the his last four appearances of the season (including 98 plays at Arizona)...2006: Experienced offensive line afforded him the luxury redshirting the season, preserving two years of eligibility while refining his skills to become more effective in the future...JC: The honorable mention All-American (J.C. Grid- Wire) ranked 34th in the country among junior college recruits by Rivals. com. Helped pave the way for the Wolverines to finish the regular season 12th in the state in total offense (430.7 avg.). The two-time all-Mid Empire Conference pick proved to be a dominant force along the offensive line at tackle yet possesses the athleticism to play either tackle or guard in Oregon's offense which places a premium on strength up the middle.
LeGarrette Blount heading into Sr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite...2009: Suspended in February 2009 for missing conditioning workouts and for academic issues. Sprained right foot in March 2009 in off-field incident. 2008: 13 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 137-1002-7.3-17; Rec: 2-2-1-0; 0 Sol-1 TT; Few newcomers in the Pac-10 Conference made a greater impact ... Along with Jeremiah Johnson, was part of only the second tandem of 1,000-yard rushers in a single season at UO … Ranked sixth in the conference in total rushing yards … Set a school record for most rushing touchdowns in one season (17) … Led the league in scoring (104 points), which was tops in school history among non-kickers … Scored on a 3-yard run in overtime in the win at Purdue … Scored on a 3-yard plunge into the end zone with 6 seconds remaining in the game in a seven-point win over Stanford … The honorable mention all-conference choice was presented the team’s Impact Player Award. JC: Tabbed as the nation’s top JC running back and the No. 12 overall prospect in the Rivals.com Junior College Top 100. The Rivals.com and Scout.com four-star standout rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons at EMCC, accumulating 367 carries for 2,292 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns over the past two years. The JUCO All-American and Mississippi junior college first-team all-state choice was the national JC leader with an average of 156.3 yards per game as a freshman
John Boyett heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Colts' picks: Round 6/192 - John Boyett, SS, 5-9, 204, Oregon...Played in just one game during the 2012 season after suffering tears in the patellar tendons in both knees. Led team in tackles in 2010 and 2011, recording 108 tackles with 67 solos as a junior in 2011. Played through most of his junior season with his patellar tendon issues. - The Sports Xchange
Walter Thurmond heading into rSr season: 2008: 12 GP; 12 GS; 51 Sol-66 TT, 1 TFL, 5 INT, 8 PBU; Battled pelvis injury for most of the season, but still managed to start 12 of 13 games and finished tied for first in the Pac-10 with five interceptions ... shared the team lead in interceptions, including one pick in the Holiday Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma State ... Also had five solo tackles against the Cowboys and returned six kickoffs for a total of 201 yards, including a 91-yarder to open the second half, setting up UO’s second touchdown of the game; earned the special teams game ball for his work in the season finale ... Had a 40-yard interception for a touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half at Oregon State ... awarded the team’s defensive game ball against Arizona State. 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; KR: 3-66-22-0; 75 Sol-103 TT, 8 TFL, 5 INT, 18 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF, 1 BLK; Finished as the co-leader in the Pacific-10 Conference in passes defended (23) as well as second on the team in interceptions (5). The league’s honorable mention all-conference choice (coaches) posted a team-high 75 of his 103 tackles unassisted. Earned team’s defensive player of the week accolades in consecutive weeks for performances against Michigan (nine solo tackles, five passes broken up) and Fresno State (fumble return for TD, INT). Filled up the stat sheet vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl with six tackles, 1.0 TFL, two pass breakups and a “Pick-6” 25-yard interception. 2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; 44 Sol-67 TT, 3.5 TFL, 1.5 SK, 1 INT, 9 PBU; Earned honorable mention all-conference acclaim as well as third-team Freshman All-America plaudits. The team’s fourth-leading tackler led the Ducks in passes broken up. Singled out as the defense’s player of the week for his play against Arizona (14 tackles, TFL) and Arizona State. 2005: Singled out for outstanding scout team play on six occasions during redshirt year, including weekly accolades on both defense and special teams leading up to games against Montana and Stanford.
Brandon Bair heading into rSr season: 2010: All-Pac-10 second team (coaches, Phil Steele) ... Fifth in the Pac-10, tied for 30th nationally in tackles for loss (1.23 per game) ... Tops on the team among defensive tackles and seventh overall with 47 stops, including 16.0 for loss ... Third on the squad with eight pass breakups ... 13-game starter on the interior line ... Credited with a pair of tackles and 0.5 TFLs in BCS Championship Game vs Auburn ... Game-high (tie) two pass breakups to go with four tackles at Oregon State ... 2.5 of his three tackles were for loss, one QB hurry vs. Arizona ... Member of the Oregon Iron Club, totaling 1,145 pounds in clean, squat and bench during winter testing...2009: Oregon's top tackler among its defensive linemen (45), accumulated what was then a collegiate-best five tackles in the season opener at Boise State before adding four against Purdue and three vs. Utah . . . Played in more snaps than any of team's defensive linemen (909), including over 90 snaps in each of team's first two games . . .2008: A key reserve, started the year on the perimeter of the defensive line before moving inside, where he made a greater impact as the season wore on … Had eight tackles while playing in all 13 games, including a season-high three tackles vs. Utah State and two at Arizona State …2007: Played as a reserve in all 13 games, including a season-high 32 snaps in the Sun Bowl … Demonstrated proficiency primarily against the run, yet was credited with a trio of quarterback hurries and one pass breakup …2006: Redshirted...Began the year at tight end before shifting to defense when injuries created a greater urgency.
Jeremiah Johnson heading into Sr season: 2007: 6 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 54-344-6.4-5; Rec: 7-98-14-1; 3 Sol-4 TT; His season was cut short due to a torn right ACL after six games, but he still made his mark in helping the Ducks to a 5-1 start as the co-No. 1 running back along with All-American Jonathan Stewart. Increased his yards per carry for a third consecutive year (6.4) in rushing for 344 yards and five touchdowns. Also caught seven passes for 98 yards (14.0 avg.), including a 35-yard score vs. Fresno State... 2005: 13 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 24-147-6.1-2; Rec: 4-30-7.5-0; KR: 13-298-22.9-0; His tale of two seasons included six scout team player-of the- week commendations in the first four weeks before his redshirt status was lifted. Stepped onto the field for each of the final eight games to finish as team's fourth-leading rusher and seventh in the Pac-10 in kickoff returns (22.9 avg.). Accumulated a season-high 63 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries in his collegiate debut at Stanford (25 snaps), while adding 139 all-purpose yards (114 kickoff return) at Washington State.
David Paulson heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Steelers' picks: Round 7/240 - David Paulson, TE, 6-3, 245, Oregon...Versatile receiver/blocker at point, slot and backfield. - The Sports Xchange
Ra'Shon Harris heading into rSr season: 2007: 12 GP; 0 GS; 11 Sol-15 TT, 3 TFL, 4 QBH; Made a greater presence as the season wore on as he utilized his size to create an obstacle along the defensive interior. Posted a career-high four tackles (3 unassisted) in the next-to-the-last game of the regular season at UCLA as well as two tackles for loss. Stepped onto the field for 12 of 13 games, including a career-high 45 snaps against the Bruins, to share team's defensive player of the game kudos for his performance in Pasadena...2006: 6 GP; 0 GS; 2 Sol-3 TT, 1 TFL, 1 SK, 1 PBU; Was expected to vie for opportunity to provide a major contribution before a torn triceps muscle during fall camp was thought to end the year before it started. Diligently followed his rehabilitation instruction and was able to return for the final six games of the season. Credited with a single-game high two tackles against Portland State in his '06 debut, and logged one quarterback sack for a 10- yard loss vs. Washington...2005: Stepped onto the field for all 12 games, yet 10 snaps against California and Oklahoma were his only two in double figures. Was named scout team's defensive player of the week for aiding preparations vs. Washington...2004: Recognized as scout team's defensive player of the week for aiding preparations heading into game with UCLA.
Jeff Maehl heading into Sr season: 2010: First-team All-Pac-10 choice by the Pac-10 coaches, Phil Steele, Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Recipient of the Cargill Award as the team’s impact player ... Equaled Samie Parker’s (2000-03) school records for receptions in a season (77) and a career (178) ... Tied for the conference lead and ranked 11th nationally with a UO single-season record 12 receiving touchdowns ... 24 career TD catches tied the Oregon career mark ... His 10 scores by a receiver in conference play were tops in the Pac-10 and second-most in the nation ... Set a new school mark with a TD catch in nine straight games after failing to find the end zone in the first two contests of the season ... Four games of 100 or more receiving yards ... Ranked second in the Pac-10 in receptions per game at 5.9 and third in yards at 82.8 ... Made at least one reception in 34 consecutive games to end his career ... Turned in just the eighth 1,000-yard receiving season at Oregon with 1,076 yards (3rd) ... Ranks seventh all-time at UO with 2,311 career receiving yards ... Made the longest reception in BCS Championship Game history, hauling in an 81-yard pass from Darron Thomas vs. Auburn ... Had BCS game-highs of nine receptions and 133 yards, and caught a game-tying 2-point PAT on Oregon’s final offensive drive...2009: The Ducks’ receiving leader (53 catches, 696 yards) finished the regular season with a flurry, accumulating five of his six touchdown catches in the final month of the season, as well as surpassing 100 yards in each of his last two appearances of the regular season ...2008: Oregon’s second-leading receiver and 13-game starter tied for the team lead in touchdown catches (5), snagging one in three of his last four appearances ...2007: Evolved from a reserve in the defensive secondary to a solid special teams performer before moving into the starting lineup at wide receiver for the final three games of the season ... Playing in all 13 games, didn’t make his way onto the offensive side of the ball in a game until November ... Finished the year with nine catches for 118 yards, including a team-high four receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown against Oregon State.
Mark Asper heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Bills' picks: Round 6/178 - Mark Asper, OG/C, 6-7, 325, Oregon...Massive road grader who played mostly right guard his senior year on one of nation's top offenses, Bills see him as backup center. - The Sports Xchange
Bo Thran heading into rSr season: 2009: Named All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention (Pac-10 coaches) ... Oregon’s starting left tackle in 12 games ... Started at left guard against USC due to Mark Asper’s injury ... Earned offensive player of the week honors twice from coaching staff following USC and Purdue wins ... Named first-team All-Pac-10 by Phil Steele Publications... Selected for the Moshofsky Award (Most Outstanding Lineman) and Officer Award (Playing Through Physical Adversity) at team’s postseason banquet ... Tallied 44 pancake blocks in the regular season, third most on the team...2008: Broke into the starting lineup at left guard for the final four games of the season after making his starting debut earlier in the year against UCLA at right tackle ... Made his way onto the field for 12 outings...Part of an offensive line that blocked and opened holes for the top rushing offense in school history...2007: Injuries derailed any chance of securing meaningful playing time ... Saw the field once for three plays vs. Fresno State...2006: Redshirted.
Kenny Rowe heading into Sr season: 2009: Honorable mention All-Pac-10 choice led the conference (tied for 9th nationally) with 11.5 quarterback sacks as well as a team-high 15.0 tackles for loss (T-3rd in Pac-10) ... Oregon’s second-leading tackler among down linemen posted 43 tackles, equalling a career high with seven tackles in the postseason vs. Ohio State ... Equalled a Rose Bowl record with a trio of quarterback sacks against the Buckeyes en route to the contest’s defensive MVP award ...2008: Continued his role as one of Oregon’s top reserves in passing situations, posting 10 tackles ... Returned to the defensive line after spending spring practices at linebacker...2007: Made the most of his opportunity as a pass-rush specialist, converting six of his eight takedowns into tackles for loss.
Spencer Paysinger heading into rSr season: 2009: Paced the Ducks with a season-high 10 tackles (7 unassisted) against Utah, in addition to breaking up two passes, to be named team’s defensive player-of-the-game ... Also shared team lead with eight stops vs. both Arizona State and Arizona ...2008: Won the “Will” linebacker spot during fall camp and proceeded to start all 13 games ... Named second team All-Pac-10 by Rivlas.com ... Team’s second-leading tackler ranked fourth on the squad in tackles for loss with 12.0 for 25 yards ... Tied for third on the team with two interceptions and fourth in pass break ups with six ...2007: Took the field in all 13 games ... A key contributor on special teams, added depth to a linebacker corps that saw its share of injuries ... Three of his four tackles were unassisted, including a pair in the Sun Bowl vs. South Florida ... Averaged 11.7 plays per game...2006: Redshirted.
Lavasier Tuinei heading into rSr season: 2010: A ten-game starter, ranked third in receptions with 36 and fourth in yards with 396 despite missing two and a half games due to an injury suffered at Cal … Second-leading receiver in the BCS Championship Game with 75 yards on three catches, including a 43-yard reception. 2009: Played in 12 games with nine starts … Team’s third-leading receiver (24 catches, 217 yards) in his first year on campus despite not making his first reception until the fourth game of the year … Enjoyed his best game at Arizona, grabbing four passes for 60 yards, including was a 37-yard catch that kept the Ducks’ second-quarter touchdown drive alive. JUCO: Ranked as the No. 8 junior college receiver by JCGridiron.com … Tallied 41 catches for 680 yards and three touchdowns in his first and only season at Golden West.
*Cliff Harris heading into Jr season: Pre-2011: Suspended after arrest for driving over 100 mph (not his first speeding ticket), also with a suspended license; returned to participate in voluntary summer workouts. 2010: Recognized as an All-America by many outlets as a return specialist, second-team All-America status as a cornerback by the Associated Press … Garnered all-Pac-10 accolades as a punt returner and cornerback from league coaches … One of 10 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented to the nation’s top defensive back, and on the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to the top defensive player in the country … Played in 13 games, starting seven on the year … Led the NCAA with 23 passes defended (1.77 per game) and 17 pass breakups while ranking second in punt returns, averaging 18.8 yards … Also the FBS leader with four touchdowns on punt returns … Pac-10 leader in interceptions with six (tied for No. 10 in NCAA at 0.46 per game) … Established Oregon season records for punt return touchdowns, yards (546) and average … Had first career fumble recovery, interception returned 22 yards, two breakups and three solo tackles in BCS National Championship vs. Auburn … Named Pac-10 player of the week (special teams) for Week 11 after his 64-yard punt return for touchdown in win at Cal; also had a pass breakup against the Bears … Nabbed two interceptions in win over Stanford to go with five tackles en route to Pac-10 player of the week honors (defense) … Earned Pac-10 player of the week (special teams) after becoming the first UO player to return two punts for touchdowns in a single game, taking one back for 61 yards and the next for 64 vs. New Mexico. 2009: Injuries in the defensive secondary caused coaches to take off his redshirt in the sixth game of the year at UCLA … Played in eight games, starting two … Posted five stops at Washington, in addition to breaking up a pair of passes and halting a Husky scoring drive with an interception in the end zone … tallied 12 unassisted stops among his 19 tackles, in addition to leading the team with eight passes broken up … Parlayed a pair of kickoff returns for 49 yards in the Rose Bowl.
Will Tukuafu heading into Sr season: 2009 Texas vs the Nation Invite…2007: The Pac-10 honorable mention all-conference selection finished fourth on the team in tackles for loss (8.5) and was credited with five quarterback hurries. Finished tied for third on the squad with 4.5 sacks…JUCO: Ranked among the top two junior college defensive linemen in the country and was included on the SuperPrep JUCO 100 listing as the nation’s seventh-best JC prospect by Rivals.com. Awarded four stars by the recruiting service after posting 10.5 quarterback sacks for the Artichokes as a junior college novice. The 2002 prep graduate originally signed a letter of intent with BYU prior to embarking on a two-year LDS mission…DOB: Jan. 3, 1984…Married…Will be mid-twenties year old NFL rookie.
Jaison Williams heading into rSr season: 2007: 13 GP; 12 GS; Rec: 55-844-15.3-8; Team's leading receiver for the second year in a row improved his yards-per-catch proficiency to a 15.3-yard average over a 2006 season that perception views as superior to 2007. Th e honorable mention all-conference selection (Pac-10 coaches) and second-team all-league pick (Rivals. Com) ranked sixth in the conference in receiving yards per game (64.9 avg.). Only two other receivers in school history have ever posted more 100-yard games in one season than his four in '07, which included a season- high eight catches for 120 yards at Arizona. His nine career receiving eff orts over the century mark stands only two shy of the school record. Encountered his best year yet in touchdowns scored (8) and is eighth in all-time TD catches (17), with three of this year's scoring strikes exceeding 45 yards. Also is sixth on school's list of career receptions (138) and seventh in receiving yards (2,073)...2006: 12 GP; 8 GS; Rush: 2-5-2.5-0; Rec: 68-984-14.5-6; After coming off the bench in the year's first two games, the Ducks' receiving leader proceeded to start the next eight games. The Biletnikoff Award semifinalist thrived in his role as a team leader, completing the season second in the Pac-10 in receptions per game (19th nationally) and fourth in receiving yards (19th in the country). Numbers for the nine-game starter were good enough to rank second all time on the school's one-season receptions chart and eighth in receiving yards. His production as one of the nation's best warranted him honorable mention all-conference acclaim. Oregon's fourth-leading scorer (36 points) equaled a school record by accumulating five games over the century mark in receiving yards, led by a career-high 177 yards against Oklahoma...2005: 12 GP; 1 GS; Rec: 15-245-16.3-3; Few players made as much improvement from one year to the next as he justified the patience those around him have displayed. While his consistency may have waned at times, he demonstrated a flair for the dramatic. Oregon's sixth-leading receiver... 2004: Honored as scout team's offensive player of the week in aiding preparations prior to Idaho and California games.
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