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30 Kwame Agyeman
5-10 188 Fr.(Incoming) FS

Itasca, Ill.
(Lake Park HS)

Rated as the 42nd-best prep prospect in the Midwest (SuperPrep) as well as one of the top 10 defensive backs, the first-team all-state selection (Illinois High School Football Coaches Association) proved to be a major force behind the Lancersí No. 14 season-ending state ranking among all classes.
8 Keith Allen
6-1 215 Sr.(RS) WR

Torrance, Calif.
(West Torrance HS)

After being primed to make his move following a promising 2003 spring showing, a season-ending knee injury during infancy of last fallís camp knock him from the ranks as a projected starter. Successful rehabilition places him in position to vie for that status once the Ď04 fall camp commences.
37 Justin Andrews
6-2 240 Jr.(Incoming) LB

San Pedro, Calif.
(San Pedro HS)

Finds himself in position to elevate his contribution from the line of scrimmage after paying his dues behind more experienced veterans.Positioned himself as a solid reserve in his initial season before a 2002 injury set back development.
40 John Bacon
6-3 230 Fr.(Incoming) LB

Golden, Colo.
(Lakewood HS)

The all-Colorado honoree ( Denver Post) and second- team 4A all-state choice ( Rocky Mountain News) led the Tigers with 103 tackles (65 unassisted) his senior year for a defense which allowed opponents only 118.4 yards a game passing and six touchdowns in 10 games.
98 Nuvraj Bassi
6-6 295 Jr.(RS) DT

Surrey, BC
(North Delta HS)

The search to determine a position which is most compatible with his demeanor and physical skills has been one of his biggest obstacles to developing at the next level as the former offensive lineman returned to the defensive line for the start of the 2002 season.
19 Jackie Bates
5-10 175 Fr.(Incoming) CB

Benicia, Calif.
(De La Salle)

The PrepStar and SuperPrep All-American received votes for Best in the West inclusion by the Long Beach Press-Telegram despite being limited to only three games his senior year due to a foot injury. Was ranked among the top 25 defensive backs in the country by SuperPrep magazine as well as the 21st-best prep prospect in the state after converting from safety to cornerback for the 2003 season.
69 Devlin Bayne
6-6 215 Fr.(Incoming) DE

Carlin, Nev.
(Carlin HS)

Selected first-team Northern 1A All-Division as both a tight end and defensive end as well as league defensive MVP for a program which accumulated consecutive 1A state titles (eightman football) his junior and senior seasons. Grabbed 23 receptions for 606 yards and nine touchdowns during the 2003 campaign in addition to posting 20 tackles.
40 Luke Bellotti
5-9 165 Fr. PK

Eugene, Ore.
(Sheldon HS)

Walk on coaches son.
2 Marques Binns
5-11 170 Jr. CB

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Dorsey HS)

Benefitted from the experience acquired as a true freshman although it didnít necessarily translate into more playing time. Yet persevered through a slow start and found renewed confidence the latter half of the 2003 season.
35 Robert Bolliger
6-2 234 Fr. FB

Sherwood, Ore.
(Sherwood HS)

13 Jerome Boyd
6-2 185 Fr.(Incoming) ROV

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Dorsey HS)

The PrepStar All-American was rated among the top 40 prep prospects in California by SuperPrep magazine as well as one of the best 10 defensive backs. Also endorsed as the sixth-best high school safety in the country by
91 Eric Brosterhous
6-5 225 Fr. TE

Klamath Falls, Ore.
(Mazama HS)

28 Andiel Brown
5-10 188 Fr. RB

Portland, Ore.
(Cleveland HS)

89 Jordan Carey
5-11 205 So. WR

Olympia, Wash.
(Capital HS)

Although he has been on hand for two full spring sessions after enrolling in time for the 2003 spring, it wasnít until last spring when he was able to put his receiving talents on display. An ankle injury after two off-season workouts ended his spring contribution as a freshman, before he was able to recover and make a contribution later in the season from a special teams standpoint.
21 Patrick Chung
5-11 188 Fr.(Incoming) CB

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
(Rancho Cucamonga HS)

11 Kellen Clemens
6-2 215 Jr.(RS) QB

Burns , Ore.
(Burns HS)

Since becoming the schoolís youngest quarterback in 11 years to grab the starting reigns on a full-time basis (formerly Danny OíNeil, 1992), he begins junior year positioned within 1,100 yards of breaking into Ducksí career top-10 ledger for yards passing. Displayed self-assurance both as a starter and in a relief role to lead team to victory, with a 2003 14-point turnaround in the final quarter vs. California triggering a renewed confidence.
80 Cameron Colvin
6-2 195 Fr.(Incoming) WR

Pittsburgh, Calif.
(De La Salle HS)

One of Oregonís most decorated signees in several years, the SuperPrep Elite 50 pick ranked by the magazine as one of Californiaís top prep prospect as well as the nationís second-best receiver by The five-star standout was the top vote-getter and consensus No. 1 college recruit in the West among the Long Beach Press-Telegramís Best in the West elite as well as the top choice on the Contra Costa Timesí Cream of the Crop list.
87 Collin Cram
5-11 172 Fr. WR

Florence, Ore.
(Siuslaw HS)

66 Sean Cullen
6-2 288 Fr. OG

Janesville, Wis.
(Craig HS)

26 Sharrod Davis
5-11 175 Fr.(Incoming) CB

Spring Valley, Calif.
(Monte Vista HS)

The first-team all-East County defensive stalwart was rated among the top 50 prep prospects in the state ( SuperPrep) as well as one of the 15 elite defensive backs. In addition to acquiring first-team all-Grossmont South League and all-East County accolades on both sides of the ball, the second-team all-CIF San Diego Section product ranked sixth in the East County in scoring (12 TDs) and 12th in all-purpose yards (973) a year ago.
85 Tim Day
6-4 268 Jr.(RS) TE

Las Vegas, Nev.
(Western HS)

Over the course of just one year, the all-conference honoree has transformed himself from an unproven hopeful to one of the leagueís most gifted weapons. Combines overpowering strength with soft hands to provide the consistency as both a blocker and receiver that could warrant him being mentioned among some of the programís elite at a position that has graduated no fewer than seven of his predecessors to the next level since 1991.
77 Michael DeLaGrange
6-6 335 Sr.(RS) OT

Grants Pass, Ore.
(Grants Pass HS)

Once again injuries served as a deterrent to his improvement during spring drills. After steadily improving in 2001, saw extended action the following season before an ankle strain hampered his progress the second half of the season. Still went on to start eight games and showed signs of what he is capable of once completely healthy.
38 Ryan DePalo
6-1 192 Fr. FS

Beaverton, Ore.
(Southridge HS)

49 David Dittman
6-1 203 Jr. P

Redding, Calif.
(Shasta College)
(Shasta HS)

10 Dennis Dixon
6-4 190 Fr. QB

San Leandro, Calif.
(San Leandro HS)

The tall, lean, athletic quarterback enjoyed his first taste at the collegiate level last spring after first enrolling in Oregon during the Ď04 winter term. Showcased his raw ability to make things happen as a running quarterback yet spent the majority of the off-season developing his technique since first signing a letter of intent in February 2003. Possesses tremendous natural athletic skills with unlimited potential which should rise to th4e forefront once he benefits from more experience and a further understanding of the offense
12 Johnny DuRocher
6-4 215 Fr.(RS) QB

Graham , Wash.
(Bethal HS)

Was able to benefit by graduating from high school early to participate in 2003 spring drills prior to his redshirt season. Used that experience to further is role this past spring and emerged as a solid backup to starter Kellen Clemens. Could work his way into the lineup as he develops his skills in practice throughout the season. Expectation and potential is high for this former high school standout, who possesses a strong arm and good quickness.
53 Erik Elshire
5-11 219 Fr. LB

Bend, Ore.
(Summit HS)

90 David Faaeteete
6-2 299 Fr.(Incoming) DT

Medford, Ore.
(North Medford HS)

The SuperPrep All-American and PrepStar Dream Team recipient not only was rated by some as the best prep prospect in Oregon this year but also the top defensive tackle recruit west of the Rocky Mountains (13th in the country by The fact that a defensive lineman could elicit the stateís defensive player-ofthe- year accolades ( The Oregonian) is enough to suggest that his talents exceed the norm,
11 Charles Favroth
5-11 185 Sr.(RS) FS

Antioch, Calif.
(De La Salle HS)

Has patiently bided his time in hopes that opportunity will present itself, but must be ready to make the most of it once it does. After three seasons at the corner position, made the switch to free safety to make better use of his talents. Despite the change, displayed signs of an understanding of the new position during spring drills. Provides program with good-size and quick feet and is able to utilize his intelligence and technique.
56 Victor Filipe
6-3 277 So. DT

Salt Lake City, Utah
(Highland HS)

Competed in 2003 spring drills as a true freshman and showed a great combination of size and speed. Lost weight to improve his quickness and agility and began last spring on a very high note. Unfortunately was sidelined by a shoulder injury and was unable to further his development despite working hard to prepare for spring Ď04 drills. With a great amount of depth along the defensive line, will need to use the summer and fall to secure his spot in the rotation.
68 Shawn Flanagan
6-5 300 So.(RS) OG

Pendleton, Ore.
(Pendleton HS)

Was recruited as a defensive lineman, but made the switch to the offensive line during his redshirt season. In his second spring from the new position began exceptionally well, but an injury derailed his continued improvements. Does boast of playing time under his belt and if able to maximize his abilities, could establish himself as a starter. Utilized spring Ď03 and the regular season to acclimate himself to the offensive side of the football and able to acquire valuable experience as a redshirt freshman after injuries ravaged the offensive line.
9 Ryan Gilliam
5-9 168 Fr.(RS) CB

Tallahassee, Fla.

Has drawn attention of coaches by utilizing his speed at the college level in order to force his way on the football field. Equalled the fastest 40-yard clocking (4.27) ever by an Oregon defensive back (tying Rashad Bauman, 1997-2001), marking the third-fastest time in UO history. That speed, as well as continued improvement in the defensive secondary, will likely lead to playing time after garnering a year of experience to digest the system.
5 Aaron Gipson
5-9 179 Jr. CB

Fontana, Calif.
(Etiwanda HS)

After undergoing a baptism-by-fire in the Pac-10 as a true freshman, returned as a sophomore to find a log jam at both cornerback positions. Eventully utilized his natural instincts to find his niche as the Ducksí nickel back as well as a capable reserve at rover. Yet no player emerged from the 2004 spring as a more pleasant surprise as he quickly forced his way back into the rotation at cornerback, where one of the defenseís most improved players begins this fall with a solid grasp on one of the starting slots.
17 Willie Glasper
5-11 175 Fr.(Incoming) CB

Pittsburgh, Calif.
(De La Salle HS)

Accumulating Parade, SuperPrep and Prepstar All-America accolades, the unanimous No. 1 prep cornerback candidate in the West ( SuperPrep) was rated as the sixth-best cornerback in the nation (
Did not qualify for fall 2004 admission.
42 Brent Haberly
6-1 220 So. LB

Cottage Grove, Ore.
(Cottage Grove HS)

70 Josh Hagemeyer
6-4 271 Jr. C

Grants Pass, Ore.
(Hidden Valley HS)

As difficult a challenge as it is, this committed athlete has found his way from a walk-on competing for a spot on the roster to a letterman competing for playing time on the field. Back-to-back springs in which he showcased dramatic improvements and an ability to get himself into the rotation have solidified his ability to see playing time as a reserve. Is now in a position to play any interior line position and has built on his improvements from last fall to the point of competing for even more playing time.
33 Rob Hamilton
6-2 230 So.(RS) LB

Inglewood, Calif.
(Westchester HS)

Despite early excitement and expectations, his progress has been derailed by knee injuries sustained early in his freshman and sophomore seasons shortly after positioning himself for possible special teams duty. Despite the questions surrounding what he can do on the field, coaches are impressed with his athleticism as well as his abilities to pressure the quarterback.
46 Jim Harris
6-1 200 Fr.(Incoming) FS

Roseville, Calif.
(Oakmont HS)

The 2002 honorable mention all-state choice found it challenging to duplicate his junior year numbers as a senior, partially due to injuries which interrupted three of his last four games of his final prep campaign. The standout defensive back and wide receiver completed 2003 as his teamís second-leading receiver, catching 13 passes for 423 yards and four touchdowns for a team which averaged in excess of 200 yards per game rushing.
91 Ra'shon Harris
6-5 297 Fr.(Incoming) DE

Pittsburgh, Calif.
(Pittsburgh HS)

Rated among the top 50 prep prospects in California by SuperPrep magazine as well as one of the best 11 defensive linemen in the state, the two-time all-Bay Valley League defender helped fuel a unit which proved to be the strength of last seasonís program
17 Dane Hodgson
6-2 175 Fr. QB

San Luis Obispo, Calif.
(San Luis Obispo HS)

78 Jacob Hucko
6-7 310 Fr.(Incoming) OT

Buena Park, Calif.
(Cerritos HS)

The SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American was rated among the top 40 offensive linemen in the country ( SuperPrep) as well as the nationís 16th-best guard (
14 Sam Hughes
5-10 190 Sr.(RS) CB

Chester, S.C.
(San Jose City College)
(Chester HS)

The walk-on had used another spring to showcase his talents and make even more strides, solidifying role among the programís defensive backs. Now fully recovered from an injury-ridden 2003, is in a position to see ample playing time.
66 Joe Isaac
6-1 225 Fr. LB

Federal Way, Wash.
(Decatur HS)

21 Terrell Jackson
5-9 188 Fr.(Incoming) RB

Moreno Valley, Calif.
(Centennial HS)

The SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American was ranked among the top 15 running backs in the country by SuperPrep magazine as well as one of the top two from California for a program that finished 2003 with a 9-4 record.
41 Jerome Johnson
6-1 276 Fr.(Incoming) FB

Carson, Calif.
(Dorsey HS)

Delayed his enrollment until the Ď04 winter term and took part in his first spring, showcasing what type of potential he has to be a major contributor for the Duck offense. Possesses tremedous size and is hard to take down as a big, tough player.
82 Dan Kause
6-4 245 So. TE

Villa Park, Calif.
(Servite HS)

A natural athlete with desirable size and speed, contributed from the first day he stepped onto the practice field. Playing behind a veteran tight end didnít stop him from seeing plenty of playing time as a freshman in the programís multiple tight end scheme, and the year of experience, combined with another impressive spring, could expand his role even more as a sophomore despite the presence of a returning starter.
81 Ryan Keeling
6-5 239 Fr.(Incoming) TE

Springfield, Ore.
(Thurston HS)

Rated the seventh-best prep prospect in the state ( SuperPrep), the honorable mention all-state ( The Oregonian) selection on both offense (tight end) and defense (linebacker) concluded his prep career by claiming all-league accolades each of his last three seasons.
51 Jeff Kendall
6-3 270 Fr.(Incoming) OL

Colorado Springs, Colo.
(Air Academy)

The PrepStar honorable mention All-American was rated among Coloradoís top 10 prep prospects by while paving the way for a 2003 squad which averaged 233 yards total offense. Earned 4A second-team all-state accolades following a senior season in which he assisted the Kadets to a 6-4 ledger, and was a two-time first-team all-Foothills Conference honoree.
54 Reggie Kerney
6-2 212 So.(RS) SLB

Portland, Ore.
(Benson HS)

A former walk-on who provides versatility and depth at the position, has adapted to both the inside and outside linebacker slots. His speed and work ethic led to opportunity and when those instances arose, he didnít disappoint. Hustle exemplified by his play vs. Washington in a 32-point setback during his freshman season.
58 Aaron Klovas
6-6 310 Fr.(Incoming) OL

Graham, Wash.

Named to the first-team USA Today All-America team despite not taking up the sport until the ninth grade. Few honors have escaped the standout who is considered one of the best offensive line prospects in the West as well as the fifth-best at his craft in the country by SuperPrep magazine. Regarded as Washingtonís most coveted offensive lineman in almost a decade, was one of three players at his position voted to the Long Beach Press-Telegramís Best in the West elite
79 Robin Knebel
6-6 310 Sr.(RS) OT

Roseburg, Ore.
(Roseburg HS)

His improved play stems from a direct correlation of his ability to remain healthy as he has progressed from a solid reserve to one of the programís most versatile interior linemen. Continued to improve daily over off-season and Ď04 spring drills to become a steady, consistant presence. Has a solid understanding of the mental intricacies of the Oregon offense and also possesses great size and athleticism to play any position along the offensive line, concentrating at right tackle at the present but capable of filling in at center without missing a beat.
93 Drew Larson
6-2 195 So. P

Pendleton, Ore.
(Pendleton HS)

16 Brady Leaf
6-5 225 Fr.(RS) QB

Great Falls, Mont.
(C.M. Russell HS)

Has patiently bided his time behind veteran quarterbacks and now has a year of experience within the Oregon system. A tall, strong quarterback, possesses good accuracy and is a solid pocket passer. Has a strong arm and made improvements during spring and his first year in the program.
57 Jonathan Levine
6-3 235 So. DE

Greenbrae, Calif.
(Redwood HS)

64 Mark Lewis
6-4 300 Fr.(RS) OL

Arroyo Grande, Calif.
(Arroyo Grande HS)

The 2003 PrepStar all-region standout as well as first-team all-Pac-5 League lineman proved to be major component in the success of Eaglesí run-oriented offense, with leagueís rushing runner-up averaging 183.5 yards per game on the ground. Possesses excellent athletic skills and mobility which allowed him to also see playing time at tight end and fullback for the squad which finished last year with a 9-2 record. Hauled in 14 receptions for 151 yards his senior season as a second-team all-county standout.
88 Nate LiaBraaten
6-5 256 Jr.(RS) TE

Bend, Ore.
(Bend HS)

This former walk-on moved his way up on the depth chart into a more prominent role at Oregon, eventually earning a scholarship following a solid 2003 spring showing and was determined to not disappoint. Made the most of his opportunities in the early going before an ankle injury in the fourth game of the year relegated him to the sidelines for most of the remainder of the season. Was then shifted to the other side of the ball last spring when the need arose and quickly ascended up the depth chart at defensive end.
97 Cole Linehan
6-4 290 Fr.(Incoming) DT

Forest Grove, Ore.
(Banks HS)

The SuperPrep All-American was ranked among the top 60 defensive linemen in the country as well as the fourth-best prep prospect in Oregon ( SuperPrep) for a program which finished his senior year with an 8-1 record. The two-time first-team all-state ( The Oregonian) standout was credited with 90 tackles and two fumble recoveries for the 2003 Cowapa League champions after accumulating 125 takedowns (30 unassisted), 15 tackles for loss and 10 quarterback sacks as a junior
48 Ryan Loftin
6-4 248 Sr. TE

Hughson, Calif.
(Hughson HS)

Adapted to a new position as a junior, moving to tight end after brief stints as a linebacker and fullback. However the remaining consistency is his three-year starting role as Oregonís long snapper. Demonstrated ability to grasp intricacies of new position quickly, now needs more reps to become comfortable with new role. Adds speed and strength to the position (455-lb. squat; 377- lb. bench press). Provides a measure of maturity and leadership to the fold after having his collegiate career interrupted by a two-year religious mission in 1999 and 2000.
92 Devan Long
6-4 265 Jr.(RS) DE

Anacortes, Wash.
(Anacortes HS)

Recruited in part due to bloodlines as well as reputation of an active motor, he rewarded coaches by emerging from a limited reserve to an all-conferencestandout. Took advantage of natural ability to showcase a knack for getting to the football. Building on his talents as a solid pass rusher, improved his run-stopping abilities. Demonstrates great movement and quickness, possessing the defensive lineís fourth-fastest 40-yard run (5.14 seconds) while boasting the lineís top power clean mark (319-lb.). Missed spring drills prior to sophomore season after an off-field injury prevented him from participating in contact drills and was limited the following spring while recovering from a back injury. Solid work ethic has coaches confident he will pick up where he left off last fall.
55 Enoka Lucas
6-3 300 So.(RS) C

Honolulu, Hawaii
(Kamehameha HS)

After establishing himself as a factor behind a senior starter at the center position, put himself in a position to join the starting rotation after jumping out to a good start during Ď04 spring drills. Enhanced his opportunity for playing time by expanding his versatility by working at both guard and center. An ankle injury hampered continued progress and now must fight it out for the starting job, but has shown what is capable of when healthy as he begins the fall atop the depth chart at left guard. Is one of the offensive lineís strongest players, having improved in every area of weight training during winter workouts. Boasts the lineís best bench press (445-lb.) and third-best squat (510-lb.), and also runs the offensive lineís fastest 20-yard dash (3.09).
51 Steve Lynn
5-11 219 So. SLB

Pleasant Hill, Calif.
(College Park HS)

36 Paul Martinez
6-2 204 So. P

Danville, Calif.
(San Ramon Valley)

The rigors of Pac-10 play and the hostility of the road may have factored into the first-year punterís development, but as time progressed proved he can rise to any challenge. Went on to put 19 punts inside the 20-yard line, including pinning Michigan inside its own 20 on three occasions. Averaged 40.8 yards per punt against the Wolverines, including a career-long 66 yarder as the Ducks continually held favorable field position.
52 Jerry Matson
6-1 225 Sr.(RS) LB

Edmonds, Wash.
(Kamiak HS)

After paying his dues as a walk-on and emerging into an intelligent player who has made the utmost of his ability, looms as the Ducksí top returning tackler on defense as a senior. Is a versatile linebacker and can play both Mike and Will linebacker slots, depending on which will aid the team best. First made himself a factor on special teams, he eventually made himself a major factor as a starter from the line of scrimmage during his junior year and is again the solidified starter. Is the teamís only linebacker to have played all three positions. Is among the recordboard leaders as his positionís pacesetter in lower body strength (515-lb. squat).
83 Marcus Maxwell
6-4 205 Sr. WR

Hercules, Calif.
(Diablo Valley Coll.)
(Pinole Valley HS)

The first-team all-Golden Gate Conference selection tied for 23rd in the final California Community College rankings in receptions per game (5.0 avg.) and 25th in receiving yards (75.1 avg.), accumulating 40 catches for 601 yards and seven touchdowns his
29 Parris Moore
5-11 180 So.(RS) FS

Santa Ana, Calif.
(Fountain Valley HS)

Like many other players coming into the system, has done his best to learn the system behind veterans ahead of him on the depth chart and has stored away information that should be useful once opportunity knocks. After playing as a rover during his first two seasons, spent the spring adjusting to the free safety position and emerged with a decent understanding that put himself in a position to see extended playing time as a sophomore. Concluded spring drills warding off other contenders for the back-up role at free safety while posting three solo tackles in the spring game.
28 J.D. Nelson
5-11 205 So.(RS) FS

Mountain View, Calif.
(Mountain View HS)

Had the opportunity to learn from one of the best free safeties in the conference for his first two season and after showcasing one of the best springs by a defensive back, has put himself in a position to be a great player. Possesses a solid, consistent understanding of the position and shows tremendous promise for the future. Will also be a special teams contributor, but has the intelligence to make plays in any area. Begins fall drills as the projected starter at free safety.
96 Haloti Ngata
6-5 345 So.(RS) DT

Salt Lake City, Utah
(Highland HS)

Was in a prime position to pick up where he left off as a freshman before a season-ending knee injury in the 2003 opener derailed his progress. Yet the return of the 2002 starter is expected to soften the loss of a pair of last springís second-round draft picks. Despite the high expectations placed upon him from the beginning, has never come up short. Continues to seek improvement and improve his strength and once fully recovered from the injury, will likely return to fine form. Possesses tremendous strength, boasting the defensive lineís top bench press (455-lb) and second-best power clean (330-lb.) Enjoyed a solid spring, getting back into football shape despite being withheld from contact drills. Now must polish his technique as well as return to full strength, but will again be looked upon to resume his role as a dominating player along the defensive line in his third season.
19 Brian Paysinger
6-2 198 Fr.(RS) WR

Long Beach, Calif.
(Wilson HS)

Is continuing to develop and learn the system. A young, but talented receiver displayed signs during the 2004 spring of what he is capable of. With a slew of talented receivers on the roster, will have to firm up his understanding and progress but is a likely contributor after a redshirt season. Snagged one reception for a seven-yard loss in the Spring Game.
31 Justin Phinisee
5-11 199 Jr.(RS) CB

Compton, Calif.
(Downey HS)

Emerged as a starter for the Ducks as a sophomore and after another consistent spring, appears to have the starting job once again. The programís second-leading returning tackler understands the system but needs to continue to get better and hone his skills in his third season with the Ducks. Has been outstanding on special teams, leading the team with 476 points in 2002. Was stellar again in 2003, racking up 356 yards on kickoff returns, 59 on punt returns and also contributing seven tackles. Played on all special teams units during the 2002 season and expanded his role as a kickoff and punt returner in 2003.
35 Ryan Phipps
5-11 197 Fr.(Incoming) SLB

Corona, Calif.

The PrepStar All-American was rated among the top 50 prep prospects in the state ( SuperPrep) as well as one of the best 10 linebackers. pegged him as the 26th-best outside linebacker recruit in the country. Also included among the Tacoma News Tribuneís Western One-hundred elite. Accumulated better than 200 tackles for a program which finished 2003 with a 10-4 record, and added a trio of quarterback sacks and three interceptions. The two-time all-Mountain View League and all-Inland Empire choice helped the Huskies to the CIF Division V championship his junior year, contributing 170 tackles (60 unassisted), four fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and two interceptions. Combines an intense and aggressive demeanor with a fierce work ethic, as demonstrated by his 315-lb. bench press and 465-lb. squat.
94 Thor Pili
6-4 250 Fr.(Incoming) DE

Orem, Utah
(Timpanogos HS)

Ranked among the nationís top 25 defensive line recruits by SuperPrep magazine as well as the 10th-best prep prospect in the Midlands. The 2003 first-team all-Region 7 pick tallied 88 tackles for a team which completed his senior season with a 4-6 record. In addition, he contributed 17 quarterback sacks a year ago while combining to tackle the QB behind the line of scrimmage 32 times over his past two seasons. When he wasnít utilizing his speed to pressure the quarterback he managed to catch 17 passes for 300 yards and five touchdowns his final prep campaign.
64 Jon Pope
6-1 223 So. LB

Selma, Ore.
(Illinois Valley)

62 Jermaine Randolph
6-5 300 So.(RS) OT

Fremont, Calif.
(Junipero Serra HS)

Continues his development and has made strides during recent spring workouts. Is a hard-working player who is preparing himself for the rigors of Pac-10 play.
18 Ramone Reed
6-2 226 Sr. LB

Berkeley, Calif.
(Berkeley HS)

Emerged as a bright spot during the 2004 spring and returned to the level that coaches have always known he is capable of. Injuries and off-the-field priorities have played a larger role in past inconsistencies than lack of effort, yet appears to overcome hurdles in order to reach potential during his final year. Received initiation as a special teams standout as a true freshman, missing only one of 12 games with a broken wrist. Blessed with the combination of speed and strength and not only can get to ball in a flash, finishes the play with solid form. Is one of the most versatile linebackers, having played all three positions, and possesses the ability to move around again this season to find the best fit for him as well as the team. Displayed great toughness by playing with a cast the final three games in 2001, and has regained the intensity that he became known for as a freshman.
59 Ian Reynoso
6-4 299 Jr.(RS) OG

Seal Beach, Calif.
(Los Alamitos HS)

Signs of his potential have come to light after a very bright spring in which he moved to the center position due to injuries along the line. Really demonstrated an intensity and desire to contribute and is one of five player who could play the center position. Worked his way into the expected rotation last fall with an encouraging Ď03 spring display, and continued his progress. Exhibits great work ethic and flexibility to play either guard or center, yet enters the fall penciled in atop the depth chart at center.
44 Dante Rosario
6-4 247 So. FB

Dayton, Ore.
(Dayton HS)

Due to his size, athletic ability and sheer potential, was able to provide an immediate contribution in his first season. Has the ability to play various positions, but will return in fall as the Ducksí starting fullback. Made contributions from both the line of scrimmage and on special teams as a freshman. Continued improvement in the offseason capped by a great spring, and provides coaches the confidence in his ability to grow into a dominant player. His level of proficiency and talents promises to offer a greater role for his position in the Oregon offense than in recent memory.
95 Darius Sanders
6-5 270 Jr. DE

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Lynwood HS)

While any consideration in regards to his development must be tempered by his limited exposure to the game, the progress made by the Ducksí most athletic defensive lineman remains encouraging. Began his collegiate career at tight end before being converted to the defensive line during the spring of 2003. Possesses great speed coming of the edge and now just needs more refinement to his technique as he continues to learn the position.
75 Geoff Schwartz
6-7 345 Fr.(Incoming) OL

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Palisades Charter HS)

Rated among the top 75 prep prospects in the state ( SuperPrep) as well as Californiaís fifth-best offensive line recruit by Tom Lemming, earning first-team all-city and first-team all-Westside honors by the L.A. Times. Advanced to 36th on list of the nationís premier offensive tackle prospects after not taking up the sport until the ninth grade, and included among the Tacoma News Tribuneís Western One-hundred selections.
27 Ryan Shaw
5-11 210 Sr. RB

Carlsbad, Calif.
(La Costa Canyon HS)

Perseverence is sometimes one of the toughest character traits to endure but can reap satisfying dividends. Has been able to learn from some of the best backs in school history and now waiting to put what heís absorbed into practice. Forced to battle through teamís running back-by-committee concept last year but eventually made his mark among the group.
25 Jared Siegel
5-10 189 Sr. PK

Sacramento, Calif.
(Jesuit HS)

Although numbers may have dipped last year in comparison to a sterling sophomore season, any notion that the All-American and former Lou Groza Award finalistís proficiency may have waned was an illusion. Attempted 10 fewer kicks last year than in 2003 while a trio of his six errant field goals were attempted from beyond 50 yards. In fact the holder of no fewer than 13 school and conference records shares the Ducksí career pinnacle for most successful 50-yard boots (4) in school history. In addition, he should become the sole author of Oregonís all-time scoring record early in his final year with his eighth point in 2004.
38 Tommy Smith
5-11 185 Sr. WR

Dallas, Ore.
(College of the Redwoods)
(Dallas HS)

72 Adam Snyder
6-6 325 Sr.(RS) OT

Whittier, Calif.
(La Serna HS)

Experienced another outstanding spring and continues to be viewed as one of the lineís most outstanding players. With each season that passes his ability continues to progress, culminating with 13 starts in 2003. Begins the fall as a candidate for the Outland Trophy, awarded annually to the top interior lineman in the country. Is a versatile player who can play at either the guard or tackle positions and although he played all three positions as a junior, coaches are looking to keep him at the right guard position as a senior in order to facilitate a dominant force on that side of the line.
47 Chris Solomona
6-4 280 Sr.(RS) DE

San Pedro, Calif.
(El Camino JC)
(San Pedro HS)

Enjoyed an excellent showing in 2003 after utilizing his redshirt season to gain valuable experience behind a dominant defensive line. Has all the tools, including size, speed and quickness, and now adds a knowledge of the defensive scheme. Is a solid pass rusher and only needs to improve his run defense to be an all-around playmaker. Is on the verge of becoming a dominant player along the line after another good spring outing and has shown that he has all the attributes to become a big contributor this fall. The teamís third-leading returning tackler among down linemen finished the Ď04 Spring Game recording four tackles.
3 Demetrius Spates
5-11 200 Jr.(RS) ROV

Oceanside, Calif.
(El Camino HS)

Possesses the versatility to play both cornerback and rover. After another spring in which he steadily continued to improve, is in a position to provide solid depth as a backup to a veteran player. Needs extended playing time in game situations to build on his confidence, but possesses great athletic ability and is a talented, quick defender.
43 Micheal Speed
6-4 220 Fr.(Incoming) DL

Los Angeles, Calif.
(University HS)

The prep offensive and defensive lineman acquired first-team all-city accolades while assisting his high school to the L.A. City Championship his senior year. He led the Wildcats with 10 quarterback sacks and was third on the team in tackles in addition to paving the way for the Western Leagueís second and third-leading rusher as an offensive tackle. University High School also finished second in the conference in scoring (20.3 ppg) in 2003.
90 Eric Steimer
6-1 215 Fr. LS

Bend, Ore.
(Bend HS)

74 Nick Steitz
6-4 315 Sr.(RS) OG

Los Banos, Calif.
(Los Banos HS)

One of the lineís most versatile players, it was no surprise that he became key component at both guard and tackle. Eventually settled in as the starting left guard in the last 11 games of 2002 en route to becoming a 13 game starter in 2003. Opening more games through his career (25) than any other player on the Oregon roster, has been a starter at three different positions in the past and could also be in a position to see extended time at center. Best fit for the team is at the left guard, but has the versatility to help the team from a variety of areas.
1 Garren Strong
6-3 190 Fr.(RS) WR

Cupertino, Calif.
(Homestead HS)

A tall, strong receiver who put together an impressive spring outing as one of the teamís most excitiing players. Put himself into a position to compete for a starting job at wide receiver as a redshirt freshman by dominating the opposition at times. His size and continued improvements have coaches excited about a bright future and in one way or another he will make contributions from an early point in his career. Grabbed two passes for 19 yards in the spring finale.
63 Jon Teague
6-2 275 Fr. OL

Portland, Ore.
(David Douglas HS)

87 Josh Thomas-Dotson
6-3 220 Fr. DE

Florence, Ore.
(Siuslaw HS)

45 Matt Toeaina
6-3 285 So.(RS) DT

Pago Pago, American Samoa
(Samoana HS)

Originally recruited to Oregon as a fullback, displayed tremendous athletic ability during spring drills. Was the teamís most improved defensive lineman in his playmaking abilities as well as his effort and intensity. Has developed into a versatile lineman and can be shifted along the line to find the best fit for the team. Demonstrated a strong work ethic and great quickness. With a year of experience and solid improvement, is a viable candidate for ample playing time.
84 Anthony Trucks
6-1 230 Jr. SLB

Antioch, Calif.
(Antioch HS)

Was unable to build on his solid progress during spring drills due to off-season shoulder surgery. If the past dictates anything, would have likely had another impressive spring as one of the positionís more experienced player. Will no doubt continue his role as a dominant special teamís player, but is now in a position to be a big contributor from the line of scrimmage. Possesses impressive speed, leading all linebackers with a 4.73 40-yard dash, which also is one of the best clockings all-time among linebackers at Oregon. Is also first in the 20-yard shuttle (3.81) and 20-yard dash (2.81).
61 Josh Tschirgi
6-4 286 Fr.(RS) OG

Vancouver, Wash.
(Skyview HS)

After a good spring outing in which he continued his growth and development, the second-year player must now continue the pace of his improvement as fall arrives. Will benefit from playing behind a very strong, deep offensive line and needs more improvement as well as playing time to become a factor from the line of scrimmage.
23 Marley Tucker
6-1 189 Sr. ROV

Lakewood, Calif.
(Long Beach Poly HS)

Has solidified himself as a bonafide starter after learning behind veteran players for two seasons and gaining the experience as a full-time starter next to an all-conference caliber standout. Is a tough player who balances his athletic ability with a strong understanding of the game and the defensive schemes. Shows the ability to make quick decisions on the field and can anticipate a play as it happens. One of the most experienced players returning among the defenive backs, is a proven leader both on and off the field. Boasts solid experience and now prepares to take advantage of his expertise.
34 A.J. Tuitele
5-11 210 Fr.(RS) SLB

Wilmington, Calif.
(Banning HS)

It would appear as though a year in the system has paid great benefits as he emerged from spring drills as the biggest surprise among the linebacking corps. Showed signs of becoming an extremely competitive football player, constantly making plays from a position that he has never played before after moving from safety to linebacker. Possesses great instincts and is a tough competitor who now only needs to improve his strength and speed to fully make use of his potential.
60 Max Unger
6-5 285 Fr.(Incoming) OL

Honaunau, Hawaii
(Hawaii Preperatory Academy)

Ranked among the nationís top 50 offensive guards by despite playing organized football only since the ninth grade. The 2002 second-team all-state offensive honoree ( Honolulu Star-Bulletin) was a first-team all-Big Island Interscholastic Federation pick on both sides of the line of scrimmage. Recorded close to 100 pancake blocks as a junior for the 2002 BIIF champions (8-2 record). His blocking was instrumental in aiding the conferenceís all-time rushing leader who gained over 1,800 yards while running behind the right tackle. Yet would switch to the left side of the line to protect the quarterback in passing situations. Possesses the physical tools to play a number of positions along the offensive front, with his development enhanced due to his improved speed and quickness.
99 Robby Valenzuela
6-2 310 Sr. DT

Modesto, Calif.
(Grace M. Davis HS)

Few players may have been overlooked in the success of the Oregon defense as the fourth-year stalwart who returns as the lineís most experienced player after starting nine contests in 2003. Has quietly gone head-to-head against more decorated standouts and despite playing at less than full strength at times, has been as dependable as any defensive lineman in recent memory. Extended his string of of consecutive games played to 30, dating back to his final four games of his freshman year. An impressive pass rusher, finished the Spring Game tops among defenders with seven tackles (three for loss), including one sack. Has only solidified his role as a major factor to Oregonís defensive line and emerged as a knowledgeable leader. Displays explosiveness off the ball and supplies ultimate effort every play.
22 Chris Vincent
6-1 225 So.(RS) RB

Philadephia, Pa.

Made an impact in his first season in 2003 and still has three years of collegiate eligibility remaining after sitting out 2002 to fulfill transfer residency requirements. Despite having to compete with a group of talented tailbacks last year, has proven he can contribute due to his superb quickness and raw athletic talent. Was the teamís second leading rusher in the Spring Game with 19 yards on eight carries against a stingy defense that dominated throughout the scrimmage
10 Scott Vossmeyer
6-4 223 Sr.(RS) LB

La Crescenta, Calif.
(Crescenta Valley HS)

Few players have displayed more savvy as witnessed by his desire to play on special teams as a freshman, with that drive earning respect from teammates and coaches alike. Has utilized experience he has gained in the system to his advantage as well as a willingness to aid the program in whatever role needed. The former quarterback made another transition to the defensive side of the ball as a linebacker prior to 2003 season, demonstrating early promise as he adjusted to his new role, before an ankle injury prevented him from making more progress. Made it back in time for the Spring Game, where he was credited with four tackles. Suffered another injury during Ď04 spring, but has already put himself into a situation for playing time due to his knowledge of the defensive scheme.
15 Marc Walker
5-11 185 Jr. ROV

Richmond, Calif.
(City Coll. of SF)
(Riordan HS)

Originally signed as part Oregonís 2003 recruiting class, delayed enrollment until last winer. After enrolling at Oregon as a cornerback has made the switch to rover and enjoyed a good spring where he focused on learning the new position. Needs game-time experience to further his knowledge of the defense to become a key contributor for the Ducksí secondary.
20 Kenny Washington
6-1 200 Sr.(RS) RB

Brea, Calif.
(Brea Olinda HS)

Following a year of learning the system, emerged from spring as a pleasant surprise. Continually improved and displayed bright signs of future potential, but was unfortunately sidelined due to a re-occurring shoulder injury halfway through spring drills. Although coaches saw glimpses of a bright future, questions remain heading into fall camp due to his limited action. Is an extremely tough competitor and needs to improve on his speed a strength to become a factor in the Ducksí rotation.
26 Kyle Weatherspoon
6-1 189 So. WR

Long Beach, Calif.
(Lynwood HS)

Injured: Out for 2004 with a shoulder injury.

Became acclimated to system faster than anticipated during his freshman season, taking advantage of opportunities that came his way. Resulted in becoming the only one of three wide receivers to see playing time as true freshmen. An all-around athlete will surely have another opportunity to contribute to Oregonís offense again as a sophomore if healthy. Was unable to further hone his skills during spring while recovering from off-season shoulder surgery, but has all the tools to be a prime target as part of a depth receiving corps.
86 Eddie Whitaker
6-4 250 Sr. TE

Toluca Lake, Calif.
(L.A. Valley CC)
(Cleveland HS)

Arrived in time for spring drills prior to his junior year and with two full springs as well as last fall under his belt, emerged from spring Ď04 off-season drills with a solid knowledge of the offense. His improvement since last fall is unmatched in terms of both his blocking and receiving skills and is now a confident player within the system who will be a part of the rotation as a senior. Adds a degree of depth to the tight end position and provides the potential to play both on and off the line of scrimmage.
50 Ramond White
6-4 223 Fr.(RS) LB

Henderson, Nev.
(Green Valley HS)

Following a year of learning the system, emerged from spring as a pleasant surprise. Continually improved and displayed bright signs of future potential, but was unfortunately sidelined due to a re-occurring shoulder injury halfway through spring drills. Although coaches saw glimpses of a bright future, questions remain heading into fall camp due to his limited action. Is an extremely tough competitor and needs to improve on his speed a strength to become a factor in the Ducksí rotation.
24 Terrence Whitehead
5-10 210 Jr. RB

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Crenshaw HS)

Emerged in 2003 as the teamís starter after being part of a threetailback tandem early in the season. Filled the bill as teamís top tailback reserve in 2002 after being considered as a defensive player during spring drills. No matter where he plays, the consensus is that he must be on the field in some regard and will return at the tailback position this season. Was limited during spring while recovering from ankle surgery, but should maintain a major role in the Ducksí backfield once fall begins. Also has enjoyed success as a kick returner in the past, sporting a 23.4 yard career average on nine attempts.
6 Demetrius Williams
6-2 185 Jr.(RS) WR

Pittsburg, Calif.
(De La Salle HS)

Spent his freshman season learning behind veterans before emerging as a primary complement to schoolís record-setting standout last season. Is now the Ducksí most experienced returning receiver and has solidified himself as a leader among the group. Emerged from Ď04 spring drills continually showcasing his impressive abilities. Demonstrated a tremendous ability to make big catches due to his size and athletic ability. Displayed great change of direction by ranking at the top of the chart among positionís candidates in shuttle runs.
4 Jaison Williams
6-5 230 Fr.(Incoming) WR

Inglewood, Calif.
(Culver City HS)

The SuperPrep All-American was ranked among the best 30 receivers in the country as well as the top 22 prep prospects in the state ( SuperPrep) while assisting the Centaurs to a 9-2-1 record his senior season. The all-CIF Division X selection also elicited attention from the Long Beach Press-Telegram (Best in the West votes) as well as the Tacoma News Tribune (Western One-hundred). Utilized powerful hands to rank fourth in the Pioneer League in receptions, grabbing 22 catches for 488 yards (22.2 avg.) and four touchdowns in 2003.
7 Rodney Woods
5-10 185 Sr. CB

Littlerock, Calif.
(Fresno City College)
(Littlerock HS)

Injured: An injured knee will keep Woods out for all of the 2004 season.

A year of experience coupled with a solid spring performance in which he progressively improved has put this second-year player in a position to vie for a starting cornerback job on one side or the other. Improved his knowledge of the game as well as his understanding for the level of play.
Special Teams
Jared Siegel
Paul Martinez
Luke Bellotti
David Dittman
Paul Martinez
Drew Larson
Kick Returner
Kenny Washington
Ryan Shaw
Punt Returner
Aaron Gipson
Terrence Whitehead
Long Snapper
Ryan Loftin
Eric Steimer
Kellen Clemens
Johnny DuRocher
injury icon = player is injured Last Updated: 09/14/2004