Chile Duck's
Duck Depth Chart
Signing Day 2009.
Feb 4, 2009

 
Special edition showing the new Oregon Football Letter of Intent signees for 2009. Depth positions are mearly illustrative and do not necessarily reflect where the incoming players would be positioned. By default, the Scout.com start ratings are shown. Rival.com ratings can be shown by selecting the "Rating" tab below. Click the tabs for other views. Mouse over player name for summary info; Click for player bio. All player information and summary text has been obtained from GoDucks.com the official web site for Oregon Football. Comments can be sent to Chile Duck
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47 Kiko Alonso
6-4 225 RFr. LB

Los Gatos, Calif.
(Los Gatos HS)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Redshirt season ... Named scout team player of the week (special teams) for his work leading up to win at Arizona State.
 5 Remene Alston Jr.
5-8 200 Jr. RB

Greensboro, N.C.
(Page HS)

Redshirt year: 2006

2008 — A promising sophomore campaign ended early when he broke his foot during practice on Oct. 20 ... Was the team’s fourth leading rusher with 161 yards, despite missing the final six games of the year ... Had a career-high 73 yards on six carries at Washington State ... Ran for 71 yards on 11 carries, including a touchdown, vs. Utah State ... Made his first career reception – for 10 yards – at USC ... Carried four times for 17 yards in the opener vs. Washington ... Also a key contributor on special teams, he had two solo tackles in seven games ... Honored as special teams scout team player of the week leading up to win over Utah State.
79 Mark Asper
6-7 323 Jr. OL

Idaho Falls, Idaho
(Bonneville HS)

Redshirt year: 2007

2008 — Saw action in seven games as a redshirt freshman ... Drew his first career start, playing right tackle in Oregon’s Holiday Bowl victory over Oklahoma State ... Took part in  27 snaps vs. Utah State, as well as 17 at Washington State and 16 against Arizona State ... Displayed steady improvement as the season wore on to position himself to break into the rotation on a regular basis the next three years ... Spent the majority of his time at left tackle during 2008 spring drills, yet provides the flexibility to play both guard and tackle.
88 Brandon Bair
6-7 250 Jr. DE

St. Anthony, Idaho
(South Fremont HS)

Redshirt year: 2006

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 career-high three tackles vs. Utah State and two at Arizona State ... Forced one fumble at Washington State and recovered another, returning it 24 yards, in the regular-season finale at Oregon State ... Broke up a pass and recorded one solo stop against Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl ... Stepped onto the field for a season-high 47 snaps at Washington State and took part in double figures in plays on 12 of 13 occasions ... Missed all of spring drills while recuperating from off-season shoulder surgery ... Epitomized by a great work ethic and toughness that leads to continual improvement.
65 Lance Barker
6-1 245 RFr. OT

Anaheim, Calif.
(Lutheran)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Redshirt year ... Served as a member of the scout team.
31 Kenjon Barner
5-11 180 RFr. DB

Riverside, Calif.
(Notre Dame HS)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Redshirt season ... Earned team’s special teams scout honors leading up to win over Purdue ... Defensive scout team award for preparations ahead of USC game.
93 Rob Beard
6-1 214 RFr. PK

Fullerton, Calif.
(Troy)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Redshirt season.
96 Mike Bellagamba
6-2 267 Sr. DT

Los Altos, Calif.
(Los Altos HS)

Redshirt year: 2007

2008 — Squad member, worked primarily on the scout team ... Made UO debut, playing nine snaps in win over Utah State.
 9 LeGarrette Blount
6-2 240 Sr. RB

Perry, Fla.
(East Mississippi CC)
(Taylor County)

Redshirt available

2008 — Few newcomers in the Pac-10 Conference made a greater impact ... Became the 13th different player in school history to surpass 1,000 yards rushing, finishing with 1,002 ... 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) ... 7.3 yards per carry average shattered the school mark among 1,000-yard rushers ... Combined elements of power and speed to lead the league in scoring (104 points), which was tops in school history among non-kickers ... Only one other player in his first year in the program (Maurice Morris, 2000) ever rushed for more yards than the junior college transfer ... Eclipsed the 100-yard plateau on four occasions, paced by his 132 yards vs. Utah State and 131 the following week at Purdue ... Ran for touchdowns in ten of his last 12 games and multiple TDs five times, including three scores at Washington State ... Yet no scores were any bigger than a 3-yard run in overtime in the win at Purdue, or a 3-yard plunge into the end zone with 6 seconds remaining in the game in a seven-point win over Stanford ... Was credited with runs of 40 yards or greater against the Boilermakers (72), UCLA (69), Arizona (40) Oregon State (46) and Oklahoma State (40) ... The honorable mention all-conference choice was presented the team’s Impact Player Award following his initial season at Oregon.
20 John Boyett
5-10 190 RFr. FS

Napa, Calif.
(Napa)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Redshirt year ... A three-time scout team player of the week (offense), readied the team leading up to games against Boise State, Washington State and Oklahoma State ... Graduated from high school early in order to be on hand for winter term and become acclimated to the workout regimen required at the next level ... Was credited with three tackles in the Spring Game.
25 Tyler Briffett
5-11 210 RFr. SLB

Quincy, Mass.
(Sheldon HS)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Redshirt season ... Scout team player of the week on special teams for the week of the UCLA victory ... Added to the Ducks’ roster following the first game of the 2008 season when rosters were allowed to expand.
21 Brian Butterfield
6-1 182 Jr. CB

Sherwood, Ore.
(Sherwood HS)

Redshirt year: 2006

2008 — The walk-on made ten appearances overall and saw the field in the final nine games of the season ... Played a season-high 21 snaps in the win at Washington State ... Finished the year with two tackles ... A three-time scout team player of the week, earned special teams honors for prep work ahead of the home opening win over Washington and defensive honors the following two weeks leading up to wins over Utah State and Purdue.
19 Blake Cantu
6-1 191 Fr.-09 WR

Southlake, Texas
(Carroll HS)

Redshirt available

76 Charlie Carmichael
6-4 295 So. OT

Sherman Oaks, Calif.
(Notre Dame HS)

Redshirt year: 2007

2008 – Squad member, worked primarily on the scout team.
91 Rory Cavaille
6-3 207 Sr. WR

Shelton, Wash.
(Shelton HS)

Redshirt year: 2005

2008 — The former walk-on letterman created a presence from the line of scrimmage while maintaining his place on special teams ... Entered double-digits in snaps taken in 11 of 13 games, led by 32 plays against Utah State ... Both of his catches came against the Aggies, with one of them good for his first career touchdown ... Development was stymied in the spring due to injuries, which limited his repetitions ... Earned honorable mention academic all-conference plaudits.
95 Tonio Celotto
6-3 275 Jr. DE

Oakland, Calif.
(Piedmont HS)

Redshirt available

2008 — Health was the biggest deterrent from him playing a bigger role along the defensive interior front, yet he still statistically ranked as the top reserve tackle ... Credited with a season-high three stops vs. Stanford, including his lone tackle-for-loss of the year ... Participated in 12 games, including 34 snaps at USC and 27 against Oregon State ... Benefitted from the experience gained as a true freshman, yet momentum was unable to carry through to spring drills while being hampered by nagging injuries.
61 Nick Cody
6-5 270 RFr. OL

Brush Prairie, Wash.
(Hockinson)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Redshirt season ... Part of the O-Line that earned scout team honors leading up to win over Washington.
 7 Nate Costa
6-1 215 Jr. QB

Hilmar, Calif.
(Hilmar HS)

Redshirt year: 2007

2008 — Was named the starting quarterback in fall camp before suffering torn knee ligaments less than two weeks before the season opener ...Sidelined the entire year while rehabilitating from his second major surgery in as many years.
22 Andre Crenshaw
5-11 196 Sr. RB

Lancaster, Calif.
(Antelope Valley HS)

Redshirt available

2008 — The presence of the Pac-10’s top rushing tandem limited his touches more than he would have liked, yet fulfilled a valuable role in all 13 games from the line of scrimmage as well as on special teams ... Oregon’s fourth-leading rusher among running backs enjoyed his best outing against Utah State, accumulating 72 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, as well as both of his receptions for an additional 29 yards ... Averaged a team-high 27.0 yards on six kickoffs, including two returns for 66 yards against Boise State one week after running back his lone kickoff return for 34 yards at Purdue ... Was also credited with one tackle at Arizona State ... Improved in almost every aspect of his play in the spring, bettering his foot speed and acceleration, in addition to the tempo in which he plays the game.
95 Sean Daly
6-3 170 RFr. WR

Vancouver, Wash.
(Columbia River HS)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Redshirt season ... Added to the Ducks’ roster following the first game of the 2008 season when rosters were allowed to expand.
99 Conrad Davis
6-3 260 Jr. DE

Elmira, Ore.
(Elmira)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Redshirt season ... Two-time defensive scout team player of the week for his work prior to wins at Arizona State and vs. Stanford ... Walked on prior to spring drills after completing junior college degree.
10 D.J. Davis
6-1 205 Jr. WR

Denver, Colo.
(Montbello HS)

Redshirt available

2008 — Sophomore campaign cut short after suffering torn knee ligaments against Stanford Nov. 8 ... Totaled five receptions for 85 yards on the year ... Two catches for 51 yards against the Cardinal, including a career-long 45-yard reception ... Two catches for 15 yards at Cal ... Made one grab for 19 yards at USC ... Led team with average of 17.0 yards per reception ... Appeared in all nine games prior to the injury.
83 Ed Dickson
6-5 243 Sr. TE

Bellflower, Calif.
(Bellflower HS)

Redshirt year: 2005

2008 — Set career marks with 508 yards and an average of 14.5 yards per catch ... Second on the team in receiving yardage and fourth in receptions (35) ... Fourth in touchdown catches (3) ... Career marks of seven catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns vs. Boise State ... Seven receptions for 93 yards, as well as three carries for 18 yards at Purdue ... Equalled a career-best seventh catch a third time against Arizona (84 yards) ... Two catches for 81 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown in Civil War win at Oregon State ... Capped season with two grabs for 29 yards in the Holiday Bowl ... 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.
86 Chris DiVincenzo
6-5 203 Jr. DE

Porter Ranch, Calif.
(Notre Dame HS)

Redshirt year: 2006

2008 — Rejoined the Ducks as a squad member, regaining his walk-on spot during fall tryouts ... Member of the scout team.
89 Mike DiVincenzo
6-2 250 Sr. DE

Porter Ranch, Calif.
(Notre Dame HS)

Redshirt year: 2005

2008 — Saw action vs. Washington and Utah State ... Played nine snaps against the Aggies and made one solo tackle.
17 Sam Doman
6-4 228 Jr. TE

Canby, Ore.
(BYU)
(Canby)

Redshirt year: 2007

2008 — Did not play football in the fall ... Led the Green team with two receptions for 19 yards in the Spring Game.
92 Justin Dougherty
6-6 220 Sr. PK

Ridgefield, Wash.
(Univ. of Puget Sound)
(Ridgefield HS)

Redshirt year: 2007

2008 — Practice duties were limited after suffering a broken foot in September ... Added to the Ducks’ roster following the first game of the season.
86 Garrett Embry
6-1 200 So. WR

Roswell, Ga.
(Roswell HS)

Redshirt available

2008 — Saw action in all 13 games as a true freshman ... Made nine tackles on special teams, including six solo stops ... Recorded multiple tackles at Washington State, vs. UCLA and vs. Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl.
90 Blake Ferras
6-6 290 Sr. DT

San Jose, Calif.
(City College of San Francisco)
(Leland)

Redshirt available

2008 — Appeared in seven games as a reserve on the defensive line ... Played 21 snaps vs. Arizona and 19 at Washington State ... Posted his lone tackle against the Wildcats ... Arrived on campus in time for spring practices, but missed the majority of drills with an ankle sprain.
25 Morgan Flint
5-9 163 Sr. PK

Bend, Ore.
(Bend HS)

Redshirt year: 2005

2008 — Took over placekicking duties for the final four games, hitting on 7-of-9 field goal attempts ... 28-of-28 in PATs ... Converted a UO single-game record 11 consecutive kicks (3 FG, 8 PATs) at Oregon State ... Was successful on first 30 kicks of his career ... Made first career PAT in season opener vs. Washington ... Kicked off three times at Washington State, averaging 63.3 yards ... Season-best 39-yard field goal vs. Arizona.
64 Max Forer
6-3 271 Jr. OL

Santa Monica, Calif.
(Santa Monica HS)

Redshirt year: 2006

2008 — Saw action vs. Utah State, totaling a career-best eight snaps in win against the Aggies.
56 Cody Gates
6-4 299 RFr. OL

Laguna Hills, Calif.
(Sage Hill School)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Redshirt season ... Member of the scout team ... Joined the team as a walk-on in late September.
18 Anthony Gildon
6-1 175 So. CB

Simi Valley, Calif.
(Oaks Christian HS)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Redshirt season ... Posted one tackle and broke up one pass in the Spring Game ... 35.5-inch vertical jump in winter testing equaled program’s fifth-best effort ever among defensive backs and was the top mark in 13 years.
17 Willie Glasper
5-11 188 Sr. CB

Pittsburgh, Calif.
(De La Salle HS)

Redshirt year: 2005

2008 — Sixth among defensive backs with 21 tackles, including 19 solo stops ... Served as a “gunner” on all return and coverage units ... Earned game ball award for special teams play in win over UCLA ... Posted a season-high four tackles against Utah State ... Had multiple tackles on seven occasions, including three apiece vs. UCLA and Arizona ... Has played in all 39 games since the start of 2006.
98 Dominic Glover
6-5 252 So. DE

Ladera Ranch, Calif.
(Mission Viejo HS)

Redshirt year: 2007

2008 — Unable to play after suffering an offseason back injury.
70 Ramsen Golpashin
6-4 280 So. OL

Saugus, Calif.
(Saugus HS)

Redshirt year: 2007

2008 — Saw first collegiate action vs. Utah State ... Special teams scout team player of the week leading up to win vs. Arizona.
28 Scott Grady
5-11 180 RFr. DB

Tigard, Ore.
(Tigard HS)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Redshirt season ... Worked with the scout team primarily on defense and special teams.
44 Brandon Hanna
6-2 233 So. LB

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
(Lake City HS)

Redshirt year: 2007

2008 — Appeared in four games, contributing three of his four tackles on the year at Washington State ... Recorded his first collegiate stop vs. Utah State ... Member of the travel squad despite his limited number of snaps.
 3 Chris Harper
6-3 230 So. QB

Wichita, Kan.
(Northwest HS)

Redshirt available

2008 — Became the program’s first player in eight years to run, pass and catch a touchdown in the same season ... Converted from quarterback to wide receiver after the first five games, catching two passes for 25 yards and a touchdown against UCLA in his first game of full-time duty at the position ... Oregon’s fifth-leading rusher and receiver ran for a season-high 60 yards and one TD in his collegiate debut vs. Washington and caught five passes for 85 yards and another score at Arizona State ... His 62-yard touchdown catch against the Sun Devils proved to be the team’s seventh-longest offensive scoring play of the season ... Enjoyed is best day as a passer by completing four of six passes for 40 yards and one touchdown vs. Utah State ... Replaced injured QB Justin Roper in overtime at Purdue and engineered the winning scoring drive ... Graduated early from high school and enrolled at Oregon during the 2008 spring quarter ... Green team’s leading rusher (67 yards) and passer (73 yards) in the Spring Game.
98 Justin Hoffman
6-1 207 RFr. WR

Eugene, Ore.
(Churchill)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Redshirt season ... Presented with UO’s yearly special teams scout team award at the postseason banquet ... Won four weekly scout team honors for his work prepping the Ducks for games vs. UCLA  (defense), Cal, Stanford and Oklahoma State.
19 Jamere Holland
6-1 185 Jr. WR

Pacoima, Calif.
(USC)
(Taft)

Redshirt year: 2006

2008 — Saw his role increase as the season progressed, appearing in seven games and starting the finale against Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl ... Season highlight was catching a 47-yard pass on a flea-flicker to open UO’s first offensive series in the bowl victory ... Had a season-high two receptions for 45 yards against the Cowboys and rushed once for eight yards ... Carried three times for 34 yards on the season with a long of 16 vs. UCLA ... Returned nine kickoffs for 160 yards (17.8 avg.), including four for 47 yards at Oregon State ... Averaged 35.3 all-purpose yards per contest, surpassing 41 yards in his final five appearances.
54 Jordan Holmes
6-5 285 Jr. OL

Yuba City, Calif.
(Yuba City HS)

Redshirt year: 2006

2008 — Appeared in 13 games, starting four ... No. 2 at center on the depth chart behind All-American Max Unger ... Starting assignments came at left guard against Washington, Utah State, Purdue and UCLA – all UO victories ... Part of UO’s record-setting rushing offense that ranked second nationally with 280.1 yards per game ... Season-high 82 snaps against the Huskies ... Selected an honorable mention academic all-conference choice.
33 Tyrell Irvin
6-1 219 Jr. LB

Denver, Colo.
(Mt. San Antonio CC/Aurora)

Redshirt available

2008 — Saw the field for two plays in the season opener vs. Washington.
37 Talmadge Jackson III
5-10 182 Jr. CB

Murrieta, Calif.
(Chaparral HS)

Redshirt available

2008 — Fifth-leading tackler among defensive backs with 30 stops (20 unassisted) ... Two interceptions tied for third on the squad ... Earned special teams game ball for effort at USC ... Top reserve among the secondary, received first career start vs. Boise State ... Posted a career-high five stops at Purdue (all unassisted) while contributing four tackles against USC, Arizona State and Arizona ... Credited with two pass breakups and first career interception against the Broncos ... Made a key second-half interception vs. the Wildcats ... Appeared in all 13 games, playing 70 or more plays on three occasions ... Returned five kickoffs for 59 yards ... Clocked as team’s fastest defensive back during 2008 winter workouts, finishing the electronic 40 yards in 4.65 seconds.
27 Titus Jackson
6-1 192 Sr. FS

Pomona, Calif.
(Diamond Ranch HS)

Redshirt year: 2005

2008 — Appeared in six straight games, starting at Purdue and finishing at Arizona State ... Made all four of his tackles at Washington State ... Also had a pass breakup among a season-high 36 plays against the Cougars.
21 LaMichael James
5-9 180 RFr. RB

Texarkana, Texas
(Liberty-Eylau HS)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Redshirt season ...Earned scout team player of the week honors (offense) for work prior to games at USC and Oregon State.
 1 Marvin Johnson
5-11 199 Jr. FS

Compton, Calif.
(Dominquez HS)

Redshirt year: 2006

2008 — Key reserve and special teams stalwart finished the regular season with 14 tackles in 11 appearances ... Career best six tackles against Utah State ... Had a 21-yard fumble return in the season opener vs. Washington ... Contributed at least two tackles in five outings while experiencing his most extensive action in his first three games of the year (57 snaps vs. Utah State) before being slowed by injury ...Joined two of his teammates in equaling the program’s top power clean mark (330 lbs.) ever among defensive backs, and led the way in the secondary with a 350-lb. bench press during winter testing ... Shaved 13 hundredths of a second off his electronic 40-yard dash time (4.79) from 2007.
82 Dion Jordan
6-7 215 RFr. WR

Chandler, Ariz.
(Chandler HS)

Redshirt year: 2008

2008 — Performed scout team duties during his redshirt season.
56 Josh Kaddu
6-3 201 So. SLB

Vacaville, Calif.
(Vacaville)

Redshirt available

2008 — Originally expected to redshirt, was called on to fill a special teams void five games into the season ... Appeared in six games and totaled five tackles, including a pair of solo stops in his debut at Washington State ... Also made a pair of tackles at Oregon State.
68 C.E. Kaiser
6-4 290 Jr. OL

Veradale, Wash.
(Central Valley HS)

Redshirt year: 2006

2008 — Battled through a late-season injury to play in all 13 games, starting 10 at right tackle ... Played the third-most snaps of any offensive lineman, helping key Oregon’s team-record rushing attack (2nd nationally) ... On the field for all but one offensive snap in record win at Oregon State ... Eclipsed 16-year-old record, posting offensive line’s top power clean lift (374 lbs.) of all time during winter testing.
34 Pono Kam
6-1 188 Sr. DB

Honolulu, Hawaii
(Kamehameha HS)

Redshirt year: 2005

2008 — Earned scout team honors on defense leading up to wins over Oregon State and Oklahoma State, in addition to accolades prior to the victory vs. UCLA.
14 Javes Lewis
6-1 185 So. CB

Tustin, Calif.
(Tustin HS)

Redshirt year: 2007

2008 — Reserve defensive back ranked 14th in tackles with 19 (12 unassisted) ... Made five tackles in a pair of Pac-10 contests - at Washington State and vs. Arizona ... Credited with three pass breakups at Cal ... Appeared in all 13 games, eclipsing 30 plays on four occasions ...Played 45 snaps at both WSU and Arizona State.
26 Malachi Lewis
6-4 220 Jr. RB

Oxnard, Calif.
(Rio Mesa HS)

Redshirt available

2008 —Appeared in all 13 games for a second straight season, earning his first career start vs. Stanford ... Saw plenty of action as a situational tight end/H-back and on special teams ... Caught passes against Utah State (6 yards) and USC (5 yards) ... Participated in 48 plays at Washington State and 37 at Arizona State ... Team’s fastest tight end/H-back (4.82 40 time) during winter testing.
94 Mike Mackie
6-5 208 So. WR

Glen Rock, N.J.
(Choate Rosemary Hall HS)

Redshirt available

2008 — Made the most of his lone appearance, catching a 14-yard pass vs. Utah State ... Earned scout team player of the week honors (offense) for prep work leading up to the win at Arizona State.
23 Jeff Maehl
6-1 175 Jr. WR

Paradise, Calif.
(Paradise HS)

Redshirt available

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 ... Had a season-high 79 yards at Oregon State, including his first scoring catch outside the friendly confines of Autzen Stadium on a 17-yard TD less than five minutes into the game. ... One week prior, had career-long 65-yarder for a score vs. Arizona ... Career-best seven catches at Purdue for 38 yards ... Grabbed five balls on two occasions, vs. Washington (49 yards) and at Arizona State (36 yards) ... Rushed for 85 yards on 10 carries, including 30 yards on three runs in Tempe, Ariz ... Lone catch vs. Stanford went for a 5-yard TD ... Made seven tackles on special teams, including two solo stops against the Sun Devils.
 2 Jeremiah Masoli
5-11 214 Jr. QB

Daly City, Calif.
(City College of San Francisco)
(St. Louis
(Hawaii) HS)

Redshirt available

2008 — Advanced from potential redshirt and the fifth quarterback in camp to a 10-game starter and the Pac-10’s third-most efficient passer – 45th nationally - (132.0) and eighth-leading rusher – 83rd in the nation - (718 yards, 59.8 ypg) ... The Len Casanova Award winner as the team’s most outstanding newcomer set a new UO single-season standard for rushing yards by a quarterback, smashing Reggie Ogburn’s mark of 644 in 1979 ... Capped off his remarkable first-year with offensive MVP honors at the Holiday Bowl, leading the Ducks past No. 13 Oklahoma State with 258 yards and one touchdown through the air, and 106 yards and three scores on the ground ... Won a pair of Pac-10 player of the week awards, leading the Ducks past Arizona in Week 12 with a conference-best (tie) five total touchdowns (3 rushing, 2 passing), and against Arizona State in Week 9 ...  Accounted for a season-high 387 yards of total offense against the Wildcats, completing 21 of 26  for a personal-best 298 yards, while adding a game-high 89 yards on the ground ... Honored after spearheading a lopsided road win in Tempe, rushing eight times for 85 yards and a TD, and completing 17 of 26 pass attempts for another 147 yards against the Sun Devils ... Helped lead the Ducks to their highest point total ever in Pac-10 play (65-38), dismantling Oregon State with 274 passing yards on only 11 (of 17) completions and a career-high three TD passes ... Added 53 yards rushing and a TD run against the Beavers ... Engineered the winning 74-yard scoring drive against Stanford, completing three passes for 39 yards and rushing twice for 28 yards during a drive that started with 2:18 on the clock and the Ducks trailing 28-27 ... The key play against the Cardinal was his 25-yard scamper on 3rd-and-8 from the Stanford 33 ... Came within 3 yards of equaling the UO single-game rushing record by a quarterback, racking up 170 yards on 24 carries vs. UCLA ... Did not have a rushing touchdown until Oregon’s seventh game of the season, but ran for a score or more in six of the final seven games, totaling 10 on the season ... Over the season’s final three games, he completed 50 of 75 (66.7%) passes for 830 yards and six TDs against one interception, and rushed 38 times for 248 yards (6.5 avg.) and seven scores ... His first start came Sept. 20 against Boise State but was forced to exit the game after suffering a concussion on UO’s 14th offensive play ... Finished the season ranked fourth in the conference in total offense (205.2 avg.) and sixth in passing yards (145.3 avg.).
55 Casey Matthews
6-2 235 Jr. LB

Agoura Hills, Calif.
(Oaks Christian HS)

Redshirt available

OREGON — Thrust into full-time duty late last year when injuries surfaced before succumbing to his own shoulder ailment. Returned to health last spring and demonstrated signs of challenging for extensive playing time this fall. Relies on great instincts and anticipation to recognize what is unfolding before the play develops. Improved his consistency in the spring and demonstrated improved maturity since the start of spring drills. Contributes to a strong inside presence at the heart of the Oregon defense. Led all tacklers in the Spring Game with 10 stops, including three for a loss of 15 yards.
90 Will Murphy
6-2 165 RFr. WR

Albany, Ore.
(West Albany)

Redshirt year: 2008

41 Daniel Padilla
6-2 210 So. PK

Corona, Calif.
(Corona HS)

Redshirt year: 2008

OREGON — Entered the program with great anticipation, which hasn’t waned in the coaches’ eyes despite being used sparingly as a true freshman. That was more a result of the dramatic improvement from his teammates rather than his ability to meet expectations. Worked a great deal on his technique in the spring and demonstrated improvement during his first off-season workouts at the collegiate level. Expected to concentrate on improving his distance and hang time on his kickoffs which will be required in order to become a complete kicker. Yet currently in the mix as the team’s top placements reserve. Has yet to utilize his redshirt year, which could become an option if he were not to emerge as the Ducks’ top choice for all placements. Connected on a 37-yard field goal in the Spring Game.
59 Jeff Palmer
5-10 193 RFr. LS

Dana Point, Calif.
(Rancho Santa Margarita)

Redshirt year: 2008

42 David Paulson
6-4 250 So. TE

Auburn, Wash.
(Riverside HS)

Redshirt year: 2007

OREGON — The former high school quarterback wasted little time making an impact at a new position, utilizing his intelligence to quickly grasp the nuances of the game. Thought to possess the best hands among the team’s tight ends/H-backs. Impressed coaches during last year’s bowl workouts with his retention of the offense from August after excelling while running the opponents’ offense all fall.
35 Spencer Paysinger
6-3 216 Jr. SLB

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Beverly Hills HS)

Redshirt year: 2006

OREGON — Emerged as the one of the spring’s most improved players as he prepares to compete for a starting berth for the first time. Possesses tremendous ability and draws comparisons to that of Oregon’s 2006 all-conference linebacker Anthony Trucks. Utilizes an explosiveness to get to the football, as well as the versatility to play any of the three linebacker slots, yet most comfortable on the defensive perimeter. Oregon’s most productive linebacker throughout spring drills, possesses the knack as a playmaker. Benefits from the speed to play any number of positions in various defensive packages and stands out as team’s best cover linebacker. Also is expected to be a special teams mainstay. Equaled the top squat best among Ducks’ linebackers (445 lbs.) at 2008 winter testing, and credited with position’s best power clean mark (319 lbs.). Finished the spring with five tackles in the Spring Game.
 7 Chad Peppars
5-10 185 Jr. CB

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Loyola HS)

Redshirt year: 2006

OREGON — Entering a critical year in terms of his development, his strides in the weight room may hold as big of a key for his opportunities on the field. Has attempted to demonstrate more focus and needs to exhibit more consistency. Continues to improve his coverage skills and gains an excellent break on the ball due to his quickness and anticipation. However needs to continue working on his skills stopping the run as well as become more physical. Also would enhance his opportunities by increasing his intensity and competitive desire.
17 Robbie Pestal
5-11 205 RFr. QB

Lafayette, Calif.
(Acalanes HS)

Redshirt year: 2008

89 Aaron Pflugrad
5-10 174 Jr. WR

Eugene, Ore.
(Sheldon HS)

Redshirt available

OREGON — Exceeded expectations as a true freshman and took advantage of sound fundamentals to step onto the field sooner than some would have expected before injuries took their toll in the latter going. Displayed an unsurpassed toughness and sure hands to pace a quartet of Division I novices in yards and receptions. Encountered a solid spring showing and proved to be very consistent, while utilizing his intelligence to overcome any physical deficiencies. Benefits from running crisp routes and manages to be in the precise location that quarterbacks expect him to be. Ran with the football with more authority in the spring, now needs to further enhance his position by being more decisive with his first two or three steps immediately following the catch.
94 Hayden Piper
6-1 300 Jr. DT

Concord, Calif.
(Clayton Valley HS)

Redshirt year: 2006

HIGH SCHOOL — Prepped at Clayton Valley in Concord, Calif., playing for coach Herc Pardi. Helped the Eagles to a runner-up finish in the Bay Valley League in 2005 with a 4-2 mark, 6-5 overall.
38 Eddie Pleasant
5-11 223 So. SLB

La Palma, Calif.
(Kennedy HS)

Redshirt year: 2007

OREGON — Characterized as one of the team’s best pure athletes at linebacker who professes a true love for the game, will return as a full time defender after playing both sides of the football as a redshirt freshman. Overall development slowed due to unselfishly splitting time on offense a year ago, yet made up for lost time in the spring. Parlays speed as program’s fastest linebacker (4.72 electronic 40) with power, equaling position’s top squat (445 lbs.), its second-best power clean (297 lbs.) and posting the second-best bench press (355 lbs). Already described as one of team’s best blitzers despite still looking forward to his first play from scrimmage. Possesses all the physical tools and unlimited potential as a playmaker once he becomes more familiar with the defense and improves his endurance. Recorded three tackles in the 2008 Spring Game.
 5 Max Pond
6-1 181 RFr. ROV

Sonoma, Calif.
(Cardinal Newman)

Redshirt year: 2008

52 Terrance Pritchett
6-2 214 So. LB

Sacramento, Calif.
(Grant HS)

Redshirt year: 2007

OREGON — Nagging injuries contributed to a slow start in the spring before he was able to display his true talents towards the end of off-season drills. Tremendous natural instincts should allow him to be a definite factor for playing time at the Will linebacker slot but needs to gain a better grasp of the defense, as well as improve his speed and strength, before reaching his potential. Has developed a knack for getting to the football but it’s crucial he works hard during the off-season and gets off to a good start in the fall in order to enhance his opportunities. Posted two tackles in the 2008 Spring Game along with breaking up two passes.
84 Mychal Rivera
6-4 242 RFr. TE

Van Nuys, Calif.
(Birmingham HS)

Redshirt year: 2008

HIGH SCHOOL Team took the L.A. City Championship in both 2007 and 2008. Individually, was named to the All-West Valley League Team as both a junior and senior, also named all-city in 2007 and 2008. An all-area selection following his senior season. Named a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com.
11 Justin Roper
6-6 204 Jr. QB

Buford, Ga.
(Buford HS)

Redshirt year: 2006

OREGON — Rose to the challenge late in the year in his final two appearances, putting up numbers in the Brut Sun Bowl win that could have challenged for MVP honors. Is a smart player who takes advantage of his assets and plays within any limitations. Understands the game while gaining a command of the Oregon offense, and has taken advantage of lessons learned from being the son of a football coach. Should benefit from more repetitions down the road, as well as the size that enables him see over the line of scrimmage and watch things develop downfield. Completed three of seven passes for 82 yards and one touchdown in the 2008 Spring Game, in addition to an 8-yard scoring run among his three carries for 13 yards.
58 Kenny Rowe
6-3 230 Jr. LB

Long Beach, Calif.
(Poly HS)

Redshirt available

OREGON — Converted to middle linebacker in the spring, which is where coaches had projected him when they recruited him before injuries necessitated a temporary change in plans as a true freshman. Adapted to the switch well despite not playing the post since he was a prep freshman. Coaches excited about his athleticism and intelligence, which resulted in him gaining a firm grasp of the defense over the course of his 15 spring practices. Pass coverage skills will be his next area of improvement needed before completing his transformation, yet possesses all the physical skills needed to become successful behind the first line of defense. Already demonstrated the skills as a strong pass rusher as a down lineman and believed to be more potent in blitzing situations from his new position due to his body control and ability to change directions. Tied as the second-leading tackler in the Spring Game with seven stops.
18 Jide Shinaba
5-10 180 So. RB

Victoria, B.C.
(Victoria)

Redshirt available

54 Riley Showalter
6-3 225 Sr. SLB

Portland, Ore.
(Central Catholic HS)

Redshirt year: 2005

OREGON — Persistence has paid dividends for the blue-collar walk-on who has positioned himself to get onto the field through a strong work ethic. Has helped himself by understanding all three linebacker positions as well as becoming an asset on special teams. Prides himself as a tough competitor who runs well, enhancing his abilities to guard the perimeter and force traffic inside. Described as a solid player who is seldom out of position, now needs to complete the equation by finishing the play. Credited with 0.5 quarterback sacks in the Spring Game among his five tackles.
41 Matt Simms
6-3 219 So. DE

Carmel Valley, Calif.
(Palma HS)

Redshirt year: 2007

HIGH SCHOOL — Played outside linebacker, defensive end and tight end at Palma High, helping the Chieftains to four straight Tri County Athletic League titles. Earned all-TCAL defensive honors on the gridiron. Lettered twice in track and once in wrestling.
81 Mark Speck
6-1 200 So. P

Bend, Ore.
(Bend HS)

Redshirt available

72 Hamani Stevens
6-4 288 RFr. DT

Hemet, Calif.
(Hemet HS)

Redshirt year: 2008

OREGON Recruited as a center but has switched to defensive tackle in fall camp.
96 Jennings Stewart
6-3 200 RFr. TE

Grants Pass, Ore.
(Grants Pass)

Redshirt year: 2008

53 Dewitt Stuckey
5-11 222 So. LB

Stockton, Calif.
(Lincoln HS)

Redshirt available

HIGH SCHOOL Was named a four-star recruit by Scout.com and a three-star recruit by Rvials.com.
26 Tim Taylor
5-11 182 Jr. P

Corvallis, Ore.
(Santa Barbara CC)
(Corvallis HS)

Redshirt available

87 Zach Taylor
6-5 225 Sr. LS

Austin, Texas
(Blinn)
(Westlake HS)

Redshirt available

HIGH SCHOOL Earned first-team all-conference and all-academic honors while playing at Blinn Junior College. Rated the No. 1 junior college long snapper recruit in the nation.
 1 Darron Thomas
6-3 200 So. QB

Houston, Texas
(Aldine HS)

Redshirt available

OREGON Continually improved as the spring progressed, with his development expected to accelerate once he gains a better grasp of the offense. Runs very well for a player his size and displayed sound mechanics throwing the football. Benefited from the experience of playing in a spread offense at the high school level. His youth provides him plenty of time to further develop for the future. Graduated early from high school and enrolled at Oregon as a 17-year-old student during the winter quarter to get a head start on his first year in the program. Started throwing to teammates nearly three months before the first official spring practice. Completed three of 13 passes for 17 yards in the Spring Game.
56 Blake Thompson
5-11 220 So. LB

Cottage Grove, Ore.
(Cottage Grove)

Redshirt year: 2007

HIGH SCHOOL Named honorable mention all-state and first-team all-Sky-Em League at linebacker. All told, won nine varsity letters including four in wrestling and two in track. Finished fifth at the state wrestling championship at 189 pounds.
69 Bo Thran
6-5 295 Jr. OL

Gresham , Ore.
(Barlow HS)

Redshirt year: 2006

OREGON — No one has encountered more frustration from not being able to demonstrate his abilities than Bo, who continued to be hampered by injuries in the spring. Possesses all the physical qualities to be a successful offensive tackle at the collegiate level – size, intelligence and athleticism. Only needs to remain healthy in order to put those attributes to the test. Once he regains his health, he should be able to increase his strength and production. Looms as team’s fastest offensive lineman, sporting 40-yard best of 5.34.
 6 Walter Thurmond
6-1 180 Sr. CB

West Covina, Calif.
(West Covina HS)

Redshirt year: 2005

OREGON — One of the team’s best overall athletes possesses the physical skills to play anywhere on the field on either side of the football. Experience gained the last two seasons has provided him with the edge in confidence needed that there is no one better at his craft. The playmaker and pre-season All-American looms as the Ducks’ only defender to score two touchdowns a year ago while breaking up more passes in his first two years (27) than any Oregon player since 1992-93 (Alex Molden, 30). The third-year starter extended his string of consecutive opening appearances to 18 games while boasting of 25 career starts. Utilizes an extremely high football intelligence and tremendous instincts to anticipate what the opposition wants to do. Benefits from great speed as the team’s second fastest player (4.61 electric 40-yd. time) to close fast on receivers, and is arguably the team’s best tackler.
50 Simi Toeaina
6-4 318 Sr. DT

Afono, Amer. Samoa
(Samoana HS)

Redshirt year: 2005

OREGON — Entering his fourth year in the program, possesses a great opportunity to step up his play and become a part of the rotation on a regular basis. Solid spring showing was a result of him remaining healthy, which is dependent on him paying close attention to his conditioning. Displayed a renewed commitment to working hard in the spring and demonstrated flashes that he could provide much-needed depth along the front line. Must continue his hard work throughout the off-season in order to be effective for the start of fall camp. Possesses the size to become a factor at this level and benefits from great quickness and explosive lower body strength. Once he learns to use his hands to ward off potential blockers, he maintains the attributes that could make it difficult on the opposition.
39 Will Tukuafu
6-4 272 Sr. DE

Salt Lake City, Utah
(Scottsdale CC)
(East HS)

Redshirt available

OREGON — Paid immediate dividends last fall which isn’t automatic for junior college transfers in their first year at the Division I level. Has set the bar higher for greater results now that he has been in the system for one season. The projected starter at right end benefits from a great work ethic and runs well for the program’s biggest defensive end. Also possesses tremendous athleticism and strength, and is equally adept at defending the run and the pass. Gained consistency as last season wore on as a result of becoming more familiar with the system. The all-conference caliber standout can be expected to let his athleticism rise to the forefront and continue to be a force on the perimeter. Spring injuries hampered further development yet expected to take up where he left off last season.
45 Terrell Turner
6-3 248 So. DE

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Crenshaw HS)

Redshirt available

36 Will Wallace
5-10 178 So. CB

West Covina
(West Covina HS)

Redshirt year: 2007

HIGH SCHOOL Attracted all-San Gabriel Valley and all-CIF Southwest Division offensive honors his senior year in addition to all-San Antonio League acclaim on both offense and defense. Rebounded from injuries from his junior year to compile 1,150 yards rushing while averaging better than 7.0 yards per carry for the Bulldogs. Also grabbed 30 passes for 436 yards while accumulating 12 touchdowns. Set school records while averaging better than 38 yards per kickoff return and more than 18 yards in punt returns for the league tri-champions. Added 76 tackles and four interceptions on defense. Awarded all-league plaudits at running back as a sophomore, carrying the ball 90 times for 850 yards and six scores, including a school-record 96-yard TD run. Owns a best of 10.9 in the 100 meters as well as a 365-lb. squat.
12 NaDerris Ward
6-5 266 So. TE

Oakland, Calif.
(Georgia)
(McClymonds HS)

Redshirt year: 2008

 2 T.J. Ward
5-11 201 Sr. ROV

Antioch, Calif.
(De La Salle HS)

Redshirt year: 2005

74 Darrion Weems
6-5 310 So. OL

Winnetka, Calif.
(Taft HS)

Redshirt available

77 Carson York
6-5 285 RFr. OL

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
(Lake City)

Redshirt year: 2008

OREGON Delayed enrollment until the 2008 winter term while recovering from shoulder surgery after originally signing with the Ducks in 2007. Took a little time adjusting to the Division I level in the spring before finishing the second half of off-season drills strong. Displayed outstanding intelligence and intensity, as well as the demeanor as a competitor and the drive to succeed. Demonstrated excellent movement and the balance required from interior linemen in the Oregon offense, and was anxious to absorb all the feedback he could from coaches in order to ease his transition. Additional time in the program will allow him to improve his strength levels needed to compete at this level.
  Zac Clark
6-3 250 Jr. DE

El Dorado, KS

Redshirt available

Graduated from Butler and enrolled at Oregon in January ... Ranked the No. 72 JC player in the nation by Rivals.com ... The No. 82 overall JC player nationally by Scout.com ... A three-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout ... Played in 11 games in 2008, with 78 tackles, 19 TFL, 11 sacks, 14 QB hits, one interception and a pair of forced fumbles ... Team won the NJCAA National Championship ... Played tight end in high school ... Enrolled at Oregon in January.
  Terrance Montgomery
6-2 295 Jr. DT

Reedley, CA

Redshirt available

Served in the Army after high school, will be 24 before the start of the 2009 season ... Two-year starter at Reedley ... Named a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com Had 20 tackles and two sacks while seeing limited playing time as a freshman ... Married with a young daughter ... Enrolled at Oregon in January.
  Anthony Anderson
6-3 224 Fr. DE

La Mesa, CA

Redshirt available

Played outside linebacker and defensive end under head coach Troy Starr, who was on Urban Meyer’s Florida staff in 2007, at Helix High School of the Grossmont-South League ... Was a Union-Tribune All-San Diego Second-Team Defense selection ... A three-star recruit according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked the No. 38 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com and the No. 60 defensive end by Rivals.com ... Team posted a 10-2-1 record in his senior season and won eight straight games before falling to Oceanside HS in the San Diego Section championship game played at Qualcomm Stadium, 18 days before Oregon defeated Oklahoma State on same field in the Holiday Bowl ... Was hosted by Kenjon Barner on his official visit to Eugene ... Also plays basketball for the Highlanders ... Teammate at Helix, tight end Levine Toilolo, is a Stanford commit.
  Karrington Armstrong
6-2 300 Fr. OL

Reno, NV

Redshirt available

A 2007 all-state selection at offensive guard ... Played offensive and defensive line for head coach Ken Dalton at McQueen High School of the Northern - High Desert League ... A three-star recruit according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked as the No. 48 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 66 defensive tackle by Scout.com ... Team posted a flawless 14-0 record and won the state championship by defeating Palo Verde (Las Vegas) 13-12 at the University of Nevada’s Mackay Stadium ... Armstrong had four tackles in the contest ... The Lancers out scored their opponents 579-100 on the season, including five shutouts (one in the playoffs) ... Also a state champion heavyweight wrestler in his junior season.
  Everett Benyard
6-6 318 Fr. OL

San Diego, CA

Redshirt available

A 2008 Union-Tribune All-San Diego First-Team Offense selection .... Played on the offensive line for head coach Sean Doyle at Cathedral High School of the Eastern League ... Two-time Eastern League First-Team ... Named a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 32 and No. 69 offensive tackle by Scout.com and Rivals.com, respectively ... Team went 14-0 his senior season and defeated St. Mary’s (Stockton, Calif.) 37-34 in the Division II state football championship game held at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. ... Benyard opened holes in the defense for teammate and four-star RB/FB prospect, Tyler Gaffney, who scampered for 329 yards and five touchdowns in the state title game ... Cathedral ran for 4,278 yards and passed for 2,616 yards on the season.
  Mike Bowlin
6-2 180 Fr. K

Aliso Viejo, CA

Redshirt available

South Coast League Special Teams Player of the Year ... Also named Second-Team All South Coast League Defense (Defensive Line) ... Played football, baseball and competed in wrestling and track and field at Aliso Niguel HS ... A four-year student of the West Coast Kicking Academy ... Three-time (2006-08) participant of Chris Sailer National Kicking and Snapping Event ... Winner of ‘Coffin Corner’ Punt competition and finalist in ‘Last Man Standing Kick-Off’ competition at Chris Sailer Camp
  Justin Brown
6-2 256 Fr. DT

Compton, CA

Redshirt available

Played on the interior of the defensive line for head coach Calvin Bryant at Compton High School of the Moore League ... Ranked the No. 73 defensive tackle prospect in the nation by Scout.com and the No. A two-star recruit by both recruiting services ... A first-team all-Moore League selection on both the defensive and offensive lines ... Finished senior season with 69 tackles, four sacks and one interception ... Had 81 tackles and five sacks as a junior from the defensive tackle postion.
  Jamaal Burrell
6-2 260 Fr. OL

Compton, CA

Redshirt available

A 2008 All-L.A. Wave Newspapers First-Team Off ense selection ... Played offensive and defensive tackle for head coach Willie Donerson at Dominquez HS of the San Gabriel Valley League ... Named a two star recruit by Scout.com and a three star player by Rivals.com ... Played in a running off ense as the Dons posted 2,039 yards on the ground in 2008 as opposed to just 393 yards passing ... Started high school career at Summit HS (Fontana, Calif.) before transferring to Dominguez.
  Michael Clay
5-11 205 Fr. LB

San Jose, CA

Redshirt available

A two-time All-Mercury News first-team selection ... Played fullback and linebacker for head coach Mike Janda at Bellarmine Prep of the West Catholic League ... Named the No. 4 linebacker in California by Superprep Magazine ... Was named the West Catholic League Linebacker of the Year in 2008 with 81 tackles, seven sacks and four picks and again in 2007 after tallying 110 tackles in his junior season ... Named a four-star recruit and the nation’s No. 14 weakside linebacker by Scout.com and a three-star recruit and the country’s No. 3 outside linebacker by Rivals.com ... High School team went 12-1 in his senior season, with a 21-0 shutout victory against Valley Christian in the Central Coast Section Championship game
  Trevor Fox
6-4 293 Fr. OL

Temecula, CA

Redshirt available

Played offensive guard and tackle for head coach Tom Leach at Chaparral of the Southwestern League ... All-Southwestern League First-Team Offense ... Named the No. 79 player in the far west region (Calif., Nev., Hawaii) by Superprep Magazine ... Ranked as the No. 73 guard in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 35 OG by Scout.com ... Named a three star recruit by both major recruiting services ... Team advanced to the Inland title game in his senior season but fell to Centennial (Corona, Calif.) ... Will join former teammate, Talmadge Jackson III on the Ducks’ roster ... Commited to Oregon before the start of his senior season.
  Cliff Harris
6-0 165 Fr. DB

Fresno, CA

Redshirt available

Named the No. 7 recruit in the state of California by The Contra Costa Times ... A 2009 ‘Best in the West’ selection (No. 10 overall, No. 2 DB) by the Long Beach Press-Telegram ... An all-state third-team selection ... Played cornerback and wide receiver for head coach and former 49er, Tim McDonald at Edison HS of the County/Metro League ... Ranked the No. 7 and No. 6 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com and Scout.com, respectively ... Both services rated Harris a four-star recruit ... Named the No. 10 defensive back prospect in the nation by Superprep Magazine ... Had six interceptions his senior season to go with one kickoff and one punt return for touchdown ... Had nine interception to go with a kick and a punt return for touchdown as a junior ... Scout.com analyst Brandon Huffman said Harris is “the best cover corner in the country” ... Edison HS finished second in the County/Metro League and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs ... Played in the secondary at Edison HS along with USC commit T.J. McDonald.
  Taylor Hart
6-6 255 Fr. DE

Tualatin, OR

Redshirt available

A first-team all-state selection on both offense (tackle) and defense (end) ... Hart played for head coach Craig Hastin at Tualatin, of the 6A Pacific League ... Ranked as the No. 26 defensive end in that nation according Rivals.com and earned a No. 45 positional ranking by Scout.com ... Named a three star recruit by both recruiting services ... The No. 1 player in the state Oregon according to Superprep Magazine ... Lost to Beaverton in the second round of the state playoffs this season after defeating Beaverton in the regular season ... The earliest Duck commit this year, pledging to Oregon on April 7, 2008 according to Scout.com ... Father is a UO graduate ... Attended first Oregon game (against USC) when he was eight years old.
  Daryle Hawkins
6-4 190 Fr. QB

Omaha, NE

Redshirt available

Played for head coach Jay Ball at Omaha Central High School of the A District 3 League ... Lined up at wide reciever for the Eagles in his junior season as the team took home the Nebraska Class A state championship
  Andrew Iupati
6-1 295 Jr. DT

Huntington, CA

Redshirt available

Scout.com gave him three-star standing ... Played in six games his sophomore season, tallying 19 tackles, 3 for loss, with 2.5 sacks, 1 qb hurry, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery ... Coming out of high school he was ranked No. 6 in California in the 285-lbs. wrestling weight class according to Tech-Fall.com.
  Brian Jackson
5-10 192 Fr. DB

Hoover, AL

Redshirt available

Played for head coach Josh Niblett at Hoover High School of the 6A Region Six League ... Jackson had 161 tackles and three interceptions in his senior season and was named ASWA First-Team All-State as a defensive back and All-Metro First-Team as a safety ... Ranked the No. 85 safety in nation by Rivals.com and the No. 71 cornerback by Scout.com ... Named a three-star recruit by both services
  Diante Jackson
6-0 188 Fr. WR

Walnut Creek, CA

Redshirt available

Named one of the top-20 players in the Bay Area (No. 1) in The Contra Costa Times ‘Cream of the Crop’ ... Played both wide receiver and safety for head coach Doug Longero at Las Lomas High School of the Diablo Foothill League ... Grabbed 61 passes for 1,021 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior ... Had 65 catches for 1,283 yards and 19 TDs as a junior ... The No. 32 player in the Far West Region (Calif., Nev., Hawaii) according to Superprep Magazine ... 2008 GoldenStatePreps All-Northern California First-Team Offense ... Ranked the No. 47 wide receiver in the nation according to Rivals.com, the No. 37 wideout by Scout.com ... A four-star recruit by both recruiting services
  Braxton Lane
5-10 187 Fr. WR

Tyrone, GA

Redshirt available

Member of both the Atlanta-Journal Constitution’s Super Southern 100 and The Georgia 150 ... Grabbed 55 receptions for 1,072 yards and 11 touchdowns in junior season ... Did not play football as a senior ... Named the Fayette County Offensive Player of the Year, an All-State honorable mention ... Father, Carl Lane, played football at Oregon State while uncle, MacArthur Lane, played running back for the Green Bay Packers ... A highly rated baseball prospect, hit .416 batting average with one home run and 29 stolen bases in 2007 ... A switch-hitting outfielder, named to the 2008 Aflac All-American High School Baseball roster ... A 2009 Under Armour Baseball All-American ... Would like to play both football and baseball in college ... Former Georgia Tech and current Detroit Lion’s wide reciever Calvin Johnson is a graduate of Sandy Creek.
  Bryson Littlejohn
6-0 235 Jr. LB

Roseville, CA

Redshirt available

California Community Colleges Coaches Association 2008 All-America First Team Defense ... California Community Colleges Coaches Association 2008 All-California Region II First Team Defense ... Named a four-star recruit and the No. 12 overall JC player in the nation by Scout.com ... Had an outstanding season for Sierra in 2008, posting 72 tackles, nine sacks, three forced fumbles, three interceptions and 14.5 tackles for loss while earning First-Team Gridwire All-American honors ... Played running back and linebacker while at Laguna Creek HS ... In high school, had 149 tackles his senior season with 2 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, and a blocked field goal.
  Boseko Lokombo
6-3 216 Fr. LB

Abbotsford, BC

Redshirt available

Received votes in the 2009 ‘Best in the West’ by the Long Beach Press-Telegram Made 47 tackles with four interceptions as a senior at W.J. Mouat Secondary ... Named a four-star recruit and the No. 10 middle linebacker prospect in the nation by Scout.com and a three-star recruit and No. 27 outside linebacker by Rivals.com ... The top Canadian recruit according to Superprep Magazine ... Also played wide receiver and running back in high school ... Ran for 1556 yards on 107 carries (14.54 avg/c) and 22 touchdowns and caught 37 passes for 728 yards in senior season ... Named Provincial AAA Eastern Conference All-Star Offensive MVP ... Also returned punts and kickoffs ... Commited to Oregon on Christmas Eve ... Has some local connections, as he played his junior season at South Eugene HS, where he tallied more than 50 tackles ... Born in the Congo but moved to Montreal in 1996.
  Avery Patterson
5-9 163 Fr. DB

Pittsburg, CA

Redshirt available

Named one of the top-20 players in the Bay Area (No. 2) in The Contra Costa Times ‘Cream of the Crop’ ... Played running back and cornerback for head coach Victor Galli at Pittsburg High School of the Bay Valley League ... The No. 80 recruit in the far west region (Calif., Nev., Hawaii) by Superprep Magazine ... Cousin of Oregon recruit, Diante Jackson ... Graduate of same high school as former Duck Ra’Shon Harris.
  Jackson Rice
6-2 195 Fr. K

Moraga, CA

Redshirt available

U.S. Army All-American ... 2008-09 HS Maxwell Award Winner for best punter in 2009 class ... Rated the No. 1 punter in the nation by Scout.com, No. 2 punter by Rivals.com and ESPN.com ... Played for head coach Kevin Macy at Campolindo HS of the Diablo Foothill League ... A first-team All-Contra Costa County selection ... Named one of the top-20 players in the Bay Area (No. 7) in The Contra Costa Times ‘Cream of the Crop’ ... Rated as the No. 17 kicker overall by Rivals.com ... A three-star recruit by Scout.com and a two-star according to Rivals.com ... A Chris Sailer Top-12 Selection ... Team lost in the second round of the California North Coast Section playoffs ... Father was an NFL punter with the New York Jets ...
  Lavasier Tuinei
6-6 195 So. WR

Arcadia, Ind.
(Hamilton Heights HS/Golden West C.C.
(Calif.))

Redshirt available

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Tallied 41 catches for 680 yards and three touchdowns in his first and only season at Golden West ... A full academic qualifier out of high school, will have four years to play three with the Ducks ... Teammate of fellow Oregon recruit Andrew Iupati at Golden West CC ... Lined up at WR and FS for head coach Kurt Trout in a running offense for Hamilton Heights HS of the Mid-Indiana League ... His first action of the season at Hamilton Heights (enrollment 745) came in the 3A semifinal against Rushville where Tuinei caught seven passes for 100 yards in a 20-19 win ... Caught one ball for 21 yards in a 13-10 loss in the sectional championship game ... Wore No. 85 in HS, No. 7 at Golden West ... Also played basketball in high school ... Transferred from Noblesville (Ind.) HS after his junior season.
  Nick Cole
6-3 185 Fr. WR/S

Concord, CA

Redshirt available

ESPN Rise California All-State Selection (Defense - DB) ... Played wide receiver and safety for head coach Herc Pardi at Clayton Valley High School of the Diablo Valley League ... Caught 46 passes for 990 yards (21.5 avg) and 12 touchdowns as a senior ... Two best games came in playoff s as he tallied 170 yards (season-high) and one touchdown on six catches in the fi rst round against Casa Grande and seven catches for 128 yards and three touchdowns (season-high) in the second round against Las Lomas HS ... Had one interception and one fumble recovery on defense in CVHS’ 17-7 loss to Cardinal Newman in the NCS Division II Championship on Dec. 13 ... 2008 GoldenStatePreps All-Northern California Second-Team Defense (DB).
  Keaton Arden
6-5 225 Fr. DE

Piedmont, CA

Redshirt available

Named one of the top-20 players in the Bay Area (No. 9) in The Contra Costa Times ‘Cream of the Crop’ ... Played wide receiver and linebacker under head coach Kurt Bryan at Piedmont High School of the Bay Shore League ... A one-star recruit according to Scout.com ... The Highlanders posted an 8-3 record his senior season, winning five straight games to finish the regular season before losing to Fortuna in the first round of the state playoffs ... Piedmont coaches Bryan and Steve Humphries invented the A-11 offense, an exotic offense at the high school level that features two quarterbacks and all 11 players on the field are eligible to catch a pass (only three linemen).
  Wade Keliikipi
6-4 280 Fr. DT

Waianae, HI

Redshirt available

Named Hawaii’s top DT prospect in 2009 by Superprep Magazine and the No. 59 recruit overall in the West Region ... Played for head coach Danny Matsumoto at Wai’anae High School of the Oahu Red-West League ... Two star recruit by scout.com ... Ranked the No. 70 defensive tackle and the No. 20 player overall in the Northwest Hot 100 by Scout.com ... Two star recruit by Rivals.com
 
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Offense
Running Back
 9 
LeGarrette Blount  Sr.
21 
LaMichael James  RFr.
 5 
Remene Alston Jr.  Jr.
22 
Andre Crenshaw  Sr.
18 
Jide Shinaba  So.
 
Wide Receiver
 3 
Chris Harper  So.
89 
Aaron Pflugrad  Jr.
19 
Blake Cantu  injury icon Fr.-09
  
Braxton Lane  Fr.
 
Wide Receiver
19 
Jamere Holland  Jr.
10 
D.J. Davis  Jr.
91 
Rory Cavaille  Sr.
98 
Justin Hoffman  RFr.
90 
Will Murphy  RFr.
  
Lavasier Tuinei  So.
 
Quarterback
 2 
Jeremiah Masoli  Jr.
 7 
Nate Costa  Jr.
11 
Justin Roper  Jr.
 1 
Darron Thomas  So.
17 
Robbie Pestal  RFr.
  
Daryle Hawkins  Fr.
 
Wide Receiver
23 
Jeff Maehl  Jr.
86 
Garrett Embry  So.
94 
Mike Mackie  So.
95 
Sean Daly  RFr.
  
Diante Jackson  Fr.
  
Nick Cole  Fr.
Right Tackle
68 
C.E. Kaiser  Jr.
61 
Nick Cody  RFr.
  
Everett Benyard  Fr.
Right Guard
79 
Mark Asper  Jr.
76 
Charlie Carmichael  So.
  
Karrington Armstrong  Fr.
Center
54 
Jordan Holmes  Jr.
72 
Hamani Stevens  RFr.
64 
Max Forer  Jr.
Left Guard
77 
Carson York  RFr.
70 
Ramsen Golpashin  So.
56 
Cody Gates  RFr.
  
Trevor Fox  Fr.
Left Tackle
69 
Bo Thran  Jr.
74 
Darrion Weems  So.
65 
Lance Barker  RFr.
  
Jamaal Burrell  Fr.
Tight End/H Back
83 
Ed Dickson  Sr.
12 
NaDerris Ward  So.
26 
Malachi Lewis  Jr.
82 
Dion Jordan  RFr.
84 
Mychal Rivera  RFr.
42 
David Paulson  So.
96 
Jennings Stewart  RFr.
 
Defense
 
Left Defensive End
39 
Will Tukuafu  Sr.
98 
Dominic Glover  So.
45 
Terrell Turner  So.
89 
Mike DiVincenzo  Sr.
  
Zac Clark  Jr.
  
Taylor Hart  Fr.
Left Defensive Tackle
95 
Tonio Celotto  Jr.
99 
Conrad Davis  Jr.
94 
Hayden Piper  Jr.
  
Justin Brown  Fr.
  
Wade Keliikipi  Fr.
Right Defensive Tackle
90 
Blake Ferras  Sr.
50 
Simi Toeaina  Sr.
96 
Mike Bellagamba  Sr.
  
Terrance Montgomery  Jr.
  
Andrew Iupati  Jr.
Right Defensive End
88 
Brandon Bair  Jr.
58 
Kenny Rowe  Jr.
41 
Matt Simms  So.
86 
Chris DiVincenzo  Jr.
  
Anthony Anderson  Fr.
  
Keaton Arden  Fr.
 
 
Weakside Linebacker
35 
Spencer Paysinger  Jr.
54 
Riley Showalter  Sr.
52 
Terrance Pritchett  So.
53 
Dewitt Stuckey  So.
Middle Linebacker
55 
Casey Matthews  Jr.
44 
Brandon Hanna  So.
47 
Kiko Alonso  RFr.
  
Michael Clay  Fr.
  
Boseko Lokombo  Fr.
Strongside Linebacker
38 
Eddie Pleasant  So.
56 
Josh Kaddu  So.
33 
Tyrell Irvin  Jr.
56 
Blake Thompson  So.
  
Bryson Littlejohn  Jr.
 
Left Cornerback
17 
Willie Glasper  Sr.
18 
Anthony Gildon  So.
31 
Kenjon Barner  RFr.
 7 
Chad Peppars  Jr.
 
Free Safety
 1 
Marvin Johnson  Jr.
14 
Javes Lewis  So.
20 
John Boyett  RFr.
28 
Scott Grady  RFr.
21 
Brian Butterfield  Jr.
25 
Tyler Briffett  RFr.
Rover
 2 
T.J. Ward  Sr.
27 
Titus Jackson  Sr.
 5 
Max Pond  RFr.
34 
Pono Kam  Sr.
  
Brian Jackson  Fr.
 
Right Cornerback
 6 
Walter Thurmond  Sr.
37 
Talmadge Jackson III  Jr.
36 
Will Wallace  So.
  
Cliff Harris  Fr.
  
Avery Patterson  Fr.
 
Special Teams
Kick Off
41 
Daniel Padilla  So.
  
Mike Bowlin  Fr.

Place Kicker
25 
Morgan Flint  Sr.
93 
Rob Beard  RFr.
92 
Justin Dougherty  Sr.
Punter
26 
Tim Taylor  Jr.
81 
Mark Speck  So.
  
Jackson Rice  Fr.
Kick Returner
22 
Andre Crenshaw  Sr.
19 
Jamere Holland  Jr.
Punt Returner
Long Snapper
87 
Zach Taylor  Sr.
59 
Jeff Palmer  RFr.
17 
Sam Doman  Jr.
Holder
26 
Tim Taylor  Jr.
 
injury icon = Player is injured   I = Player is ineligible.    RS = Player hasn't played yet this year. Possible redshirt. <-- * = Utilized redshirt --> Last Updated: 02/27/2009