Chile Duck's
Duck Depth Chart
Spring 2008

Mouse over player name for summary info; Click for player bio. All player information and summary text has been obtained from the official web site for Oregon Football. Depth chart postiions are speculative and are based on reports from several internet forums and blogs (with special thanks to Rob Moseley's blog). Comments can be sent to Chile Duck
14 Elvis Akpla
6-2 185 RFr. WR

Portland, Ore.

Team’s top horizontal jump addition in 2007-08. Oregon state prep long jump and triple jump champion as senior.
 5 Remene Alston Jr.
5-8 200 So. RB

Greensboro, N.C.
(Page HS)

— A member of Oregon’s talented backfield, which set single-game and single-season rushing marks. Appeared in seven games with multiple carries in four, including 13 vs. Washington State. Had a season-high 54 all-purpose yards against WSU. Scored his first career touchdown on his lone carry at Washington. Was also called on to return a pair of kickoffs, including one in a key conference victory over USC.
96 Kyle Anderson
6-5 201 So. WR

Fort Collins, Colo.
(Rocky Mountain HS)

79 Mark Asper
6-7 320 So. OL

Idaho Falls, Idaho
(Bonneville HS)

— The elder statesman among underclassman on the team redshirted after being away from the game for a two-year religious mission commitment.
40 John Bacon
6-3 230 Sr. LB

Golden, Colo.
(Lakewood HS)

— Started the first nine games at middle linebacker before suffering a season-ending knee injury in Oregon’s win over Arizona State. His season highlights included five solo tackles at Michigan, an interception and 49-yard return vs. Washington State and five total tackles, including one for loss, vs. USC. Notched his career-high in tackles with seven before going down against the Sun Devils.
88 Brandon Bair
6-7 250 So. DE

St. Anthony, Idaho
(South Fremont HS)

— Played as a reserve in all 13 games, including a season-high 32 snaps in the Sun Bowl. Demonstrated proficiency primarily against the run, yet was credited with a trio of quarterback hurries and one pass breakup. Posted two tackles at Washington, including a stop for a 5-yard loss, and recovered a fumble at Michigan. Also head a two-tackle performance in El Paso vs. South Florida.
87 Daniel Barkley
6-1 210 So. WR

Sacramento, Calif.
(Clover Park HS)

— Appeared in reserve three times, including a season-high nine plays vs. Washington State where he ran a reverse for eight yards. Saw first collegiate action vs. Fresno State, playing four snaps, and was on the field for three plays during the Sun Bowl.
96 Mike Bellagamba
6-2 260 Jr. DT

Los Altos, Calif.
(Los Altos HS)

 9 LeGarrette Blount
6-2 229 Jr. RB

Perry, Florida
(East Missippi CC

13 Jerome Boyd
6-2 220 Sr. SLB

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Dorsey HS)

— Started all 13 games at the strongside linebacker (SAM) slot and improved as the season wore on. The team’s fourth-leading tackler also finished tied for second on the team in tackles for loss, in addition to recovering a fumble and intercepting a pass vs. Washington State. Credited with a career-best 11 tackles at Stanford and eight stops against Houston, when he also forced one fumble in his starting debut. The Pac-10’s honorable mention all-conference choice was awarded honors as his team’s most improved player (Clarke Trophy) following the regular season.
20 John Boyett
5-10 185 Fr. FS

Napa, CA

 8 Brian Butterfield
6-1 180 So. CB

Sherwood, Ore.
(Sherwood HS)

— An eight-time scout team player of the week, helped prepare the first team offense, defense and special teams in a variety of roles on the practice field. Was the offensive scout team POTW leading up to UO’s road victory against Michigan, his second of five straight weekly team honors to start the season. Won the special teams scout award six times.
32 Jairus Byrd
6-1 208 Jr. CB

Clayton, Mo.
(Clayton HS)

— The Pacific-10 Conference’s honorable mention all-league standout and leader in interceptions was the Ducks’ fifth-leading tackler while pacing the team in picks for the second year in a row. Also placed third in the conference in passes defended and tied for seventh in fumble recoveries. Capped stellar season with a pair of interceptions, four pass breakups and seven tackles in the Sun Bowl. Both intercepted passes and recovered fumbles in each of the first two games of the year before scoring his first touchdown as a collegian on a 33-yard fumble return against Oregon State. The 13-game starter posted a career-high nine tackles against USC. Was named as team’s defensive player of the week for play against Stanford, Arizona and UCLA, while also earning special teams player of the week accolades vs. the Bruins. Was pressed into duty as a punt returner for team’s final four games, averaging 8.5-yards on four runbacks at UCLA. Stands tied for eighth on UO’s career interceptions list after only two seasons.
76 Charlie Carmichael
6-4 296 RFr. OT

Sherman Oaks, Calif.
(Notre Dame HS)

— An injury in fall camp made the decision to redshirt the highly touted freshman automatic. Returned to full practice late in the season.
91 Rory Cavaille
6-3 210 Jr. WR

Shelton, Wash.
(Shelton HS)

— The sure-handed walk-on played a big role in bolstering the Ducks’ receiving corps as well as becoming a special teams stalwart. Playing in all 13 games, caught two passes for 17 yards against Washington State. Took part in 22 plays against both Houston and UCLA, as well as 20 snaps at Stanford. Recovered an on-sides kick and earned team’s special teams player of the week for his play at Washington.
95 Tonio Celotto
6-3 268 So. DE

Oakland, Calif.
(Piedmont HS)

— The true freshman made his way into 12 games, posting seven tackles - two for loss - in his first three games before minor ailments began to take their toll. Recorded four stops at Michigan as well as three unassisted tackles at UCLA. Took part in 33 snaps in Ann Arbor and 28 against the Bruins. Averaged more than 23 plays per game over the final three games of the season.
15 Patrick Chung
6-1 210 Sr. ROV

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
(Rancho Cucamonga HS)

— The second-team All-America honoree (Associated Press) and Oregon’s top tackler posted more tackles than any other defensive back on the team in 13 years. Extending his string of consecutive starting assignments to 38 games, he accumulated 57 tackles over his past six appearances. Included was a career-high 15 stops against Arizona State while sharing the team lead in tackles on six occasions. The first-team all-conference pick also intercepted passes vs. Houston and Stanford while forcing a fumble against Fresno State. He makes it difficult to pull him off the field as the special teams mainstay was honored as the Ducks’ outstanding special teams player (Gordon E. Wilson Award) following the conclusion of the regular season. Remained on the field for 106 plays against Arizona State as he participated in better than 90 plays in seven games. Blocked his first punts as a collegian against Houston and at Washington, and added the role as a kickoff returner in his final four games of the season, averaging 22.3 yards on nine returns. Included was a 40-yard runback at UCLA as well as a 32-yard return at Arizona.
 2 Cade Cooper
6-3 215 Jr. QB

Provo, Utah
(Timpview HS)

 7 Nate Costa
6-1 220 So. QB

Hilmar, Calif.
(Hilmar HS)

— Set to redshirt behind Heisman Trophy candidate Dennis Dixon and senior Brady Leaf, he would have been UO’s go-to quarterback following Dixon’s injury, but suffered torn knee ligaments of his own during practice in October.
22 Andre Crenshaw
5-11 195 Jr. RB

Lancaster, Calif.
(Antelope Valley HS)

— Team’s third-leading rusher served as Oregon’s primary back-up at running back the latter half of the season, lining up everywhere from a slot receiver to taking direct snaps from center at UCLA. Ran for a career-high 133 yards and two touchdowns at Washington and finished with 169 all-purpose yards. Rushed for 52 yards on eight carries during UO’s Sun Bowl victory over South Florida. Also added 45 yards on three carries at Michigan. Accumulated four catches for 17 yards in 13 games as well as returned six kickoffs for 122 yards, including a long return of 35 yards in Seattle. Finished with a trio of tackles covering on special teams, including two at Stanford.
10 Drew Davis
6-1 202 So. WR

Denver, Colo.
(Montbello HS)

— Enhancing his contribution by graduating from high school early in order to take part in spring drills, the true freshman caught three passes for 35 yards and one touchdown in 12 games. Included were two catches for 28 yards and one score during extensive action (26 plays) in front of ESPN’s “Game Day” crew and a national audience in the win vs. Arizona State.
83 Ed Dickson
6-5 240 Jr. TE

Bellflower, Calif.
(Bellflower HS)

— Ducks’ second-leading receiver accumulated more receiving yards than any of the program’s tight ends in the past three years. Possessing the agility and receiving skills of a wide receiver, managed to pull down a career-best six catches against both California and Arizona while accumulating a high of 70 receiving yards vs. Washington State. Parlayed a consecutive three-game total of 13 receptions for 199 yards against Stanford, California and the Cougars. Capped an outstanding season with touchdown in the Sun Bowl vs. South Florida. In addition to his contributions from the line of scrimmage, also spent extensive time on special teams and scored a pair of two-point conversions. Was second only to Patrick Chung (1,173) in total plays with 1,135.
39 Chris DiVincenzo
6-5 203 So. TE

Porter Ranch, Calif.
(Notre Dame HS)

89 Michael DiVincenzo
6-2 244 Jr. DE

Porter Ranch, Calif.
(Notre Dame HS)

— Got on the field for two games, making the most of his second appearance by intercepting a pass and returning it 15 yards for a touchdown against South Florida in the Sun Bowl. A five-time scout team player of the week, three times on defense and twice on offense.
81 Sam Doman
6-4 228 So. TE

Canby, Ore.

92 Justin Dougherty
6-6 220 Sr. PK

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

29 Todd Doxey
6-1 170 RFr. ROV

San Diego, Calif.
(Hoover HS)

— Redshirt year was highlighted by four consecutive scout team player of the week awards - three on special teams, one on defense - from Oct. 13 to Nov. 3, prepping the first team prior to four straight wins.
85 Matt Evensen
6-1 194 Sr. PK

Portland, Ore.
(Franklin HS)

— The team’s scoring leader ranked fourth in the Pac-10 (7.8 avg.) in addition to finishing fifth in the league in field goal accuracy (80.0%) in his first year as program’s top placements specialist. Ranked seventh (tie) on school’s single-season list for successful three-point attempts as he connected on 11 of 12 tries inside of 40 yards. Became the school’s first primary kicker to remain perfect on PATs in a single season in four years as he has yet to miss an extra point in 71 attempts over three seasons. The semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award (nation’s top collegiate place-kicker) equalled his number of most field goals made in one game (3) at Arizona to earn team’s special teams player of the week. Continued his role as team’s top kickoff specialist for the third straight year, benefitting from improved leg strength as Oregon finished third in the league in touchbacks (17) and fifth in average length of kickoffs (63.1 avg.) Also was credited with two tackles at Stanford and scored a two-point conversion in the Sun Bowl vs. South Florida.
90 Blake Ferras
6-5 285 Jr. DT

San Francisco, CA
(CC of San Francisco)

23 Morgan Flint
5-9 168 Jr. PK

Bend, Ore.
(Bend HS)

— Saw his first action as a collegian, stepping onto the football field for a pair of kickoffs, one each vs. California and South Florida.
64 Max Forer
6-3 279 So. OL

Santa Monica, Calif.
(Santa Monica HS)

— The walk-on took the field twice despite an abundance of experience and health on the offensive line. Made appearances vs. Fresno State and South Florida, totaling five plays. Received team honors for play on the defensive scout team leading up to the Michigan game.
25 Kevin Garrett
5-11 215 Jr. LB

Carson, Calif.
(Narbonne HS)

— Possesses the ability to develop into one of team’s best linebackers but has yet to tap into potential. Has made tremendous strides the past two seasons but must demonstrate ability to play through injuries in order to continue his progression. Offers speed, quickness and instincts, and is at his best when recognizing what is unfolding in front of him. His development isn’t as much a question of if as when but must continue to work hard if his talent is to surface. Provided one quarterback sack among his four tackles in the Spring Game.
18 Anthony Gildon
6-1 175 So. CB

Simi Valley, Calif.
(Oaks Christian HS)

— Part of Oregon’s incredible freshman class that saw ten true rookies take the field for the 9-4 Ducks, he appeared in nine games. His first stop as a collegian, which came in the Sun Bowl victory over South Florida, was a tackle for loss. Was on the field for a season-best ten plays vs. Washington State and was credited with a pass breakup in his debut at Michigan.
17 Willie Glasper
5-11 184 Jr. CB

Pittsburgh, Calif.
(De La Salle HS)

— Has patiently paid his dues the past two years and coaches feel one of the team’s hardest workers is close to reaping the dividends. Quick feet have resulted in him posting second-fastest 20-yard shuttle (3.69) ever among defensive backs to parlay with secondary’s best vertical leap (33 inches) and equaling best squat (445 lbs.). Thrives on competition, whether it be from the line of scrimmage, on special teams or in the weight room. His development has allowed him to overcome some of his deficiencies and he remains on track to improve in the open field. Will certainly play a prominent role in multiple defensive back formations at the very least.
98 Dominic Glover
6-5 230 RFr. DE

Ladera Ranch, Calif.
(Mission Viejo HS)

— Redshirt season. Earned Oregon’s offensive scout team honors for the week leading up to the win over USC.
70 Ramsen Golpashin
6-4 325 RFr. OL


— Redshirt season.
 3 Chris Harper
6-2 230 Fr. QB

Wichita, Kansas
(Northwest HS)

44 Brandon Hanna
6-2 235 RFr. LB

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
(Lake City HS)

— Prepped the first team offense during his redshirt year as a five-time weekly scout team honoree on defense.
91 Ra'shon Harris
6-5 321 Sr. DT

Pittsburgh, Calif.
(Pittsburgh HS)

— Made a greater presence as the season wore on as he utilized his size to create an obstacle along the defensive interior. Posted a career-high four tackles (3 unassisted) in the next-to-the-last game of the regular season at UCLA as well as two tackles for loss. Stepped onto the field for 12 of 13 games, including a career-high 45 snaps against the Bruins, to share team’s defensive player of the game kudos for his performance in Pasadena.
18 Jamere Holland
6-1 190 So. WR

Pacoima, Calif.

— Rehabilitated a prior injury will sitting out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.
54 Jordan Holmes
6-4 295 So. OL

Yuba City, Calif.
(Yuba City HS)

— Added quality depth to a veteran offensive line, backing up All-American center Max Unger as well as both guard spots. Took the field in eight of 13 games, highlighted by a 29-play effort in Oregon’s win at Michigan.
78 Jacob Hucko
6-7 317 Sr. OT

Buena Park, Calif.
(Cerritos HS)

— One of team’s top reserves along the offensive line, broke into the starting lineup vs. California. Played in 11 of 13 games, including 63 snaps at Stanford and 29 the following week against the Golden Bears. Offers the flexibility to fill in at either right or left tackle. At his best when able to utilize his athleticism to ward off defenders.
27 Titus Jackson
6-1 204 Jr. FS

Pomona, Calif.
(Diamond Ranch HS)

— Made appearances in eight games, including the final six of the season. Was on the field for a season-high 16 plays vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl. Also saw 12 snaps at UCLA.
37 Talmadge Jackson III
5-10 182 So. CB

Murrieta, Calif.
(Chaparral HS)

— Found his way onto the field for all 13 games as a true freshman, playing a key role on special teams and in the secondary on pass defense packages. Recorded tackles in seven games, including two apiece vs. Fresno State and at UCLA. Had a 32-play effort vs. the Bulldogs and again vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl. Selected as Oregon’s special teams player of the game vs. Arizona State.
24 Jeremiah Johnson
5-10 205 Sr. RB

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Dorsey HS)

— His season was cut short due to injury after six games, but he still made his mark in helping the Ducks to a 5-1 start as the co-No. 1 running back along with All-American Jonathan Stewart. Increased his yards per carry for a third consecutive year (6.4) in rushing for 344 yards and five touchdowns. Also caught seven passes for 98 yards (14.0 avg.), including a 35-yard score vs. Fresno State. Opened the season with a two-touchdown performance vs. Houston and racked up 89 yards on 13 carries at Michigan. Caught four balls for 48 yards while totaling 88 all-purpose yards vs. California. Was having a monster day with 63 yards on four carries with a pair of touchdowns before succumbing to a knee injury in the first half vs. Washington State.
 1 Marvin Johnson
5-10 205 So. FS

Compton, Calif.
(Dominquez HS)

— Provided the flexibility to play any one of the defense’s safety positions and was one of team’s top special teams assets. Posted ten tackles in 12 appearances, including three tackles against California and two vs. Houston. Was recognized as team’s special teams player of the week against the Golden Bears. Played a minimum of 23 snaps in each of the final three games, including a season-high 37 vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl.
68 C.E. Kaiser
6-4 290 So. OL

Veradale, Wash.
(Central Valley HS)

— Lettered after appearing in seven games as a reserve behind a veteran offensive line. Also lined up as a tight end in Oregon’s jumbo package. Participated in double-digit plays four times, including 30 snaps vs. Washington State.
12 Cody Kempt
6-2 210 So. QB

Beaverton, Ore.
(Westview HS)

— Began to make major strides the second half of spring drills as he finished off-season workouts working his way up to fourth on the depth chart heading into the fall. Possesses all the tools to be successful in the Oregon offensive system, just needs to patiently bide his time and work on the things he does best. Maintains a calm demeanor desired by a player at his position and seldom worries about variables outside of his control. Utilizes adequate speed but benefits from outstanding strength for a player entering his second year at the Division I level. Tied for the top bench press among all quarterbacks (290 lbs.) and tested second with a 410-lb. squat. Completed only one of five passes for 5 yards in the Spring Game one week after he was successful on all six of his aerials for 44 yards and engineered one scoring drive.

2006 — Worked on adjusting his game to the next level during his redshirt campaign.

— The PrepStar All-American was ranked among the top seven quarterbacks on the West Coast by the publication as well as the fifth-best recruit in Oregon by Completed 55 percent of his passes his senior year for close to 1,800 yards and 23 scores to earn honorable mention all-state accolades (The Oregonian). Also rushed for another 400 yards and five TDs. Passed for 1,617 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior in 2004 in addition to running for another 492 yards and six more scores. Defensively, was credited with three quarterback sacks, two caused fumbles and one interception in 2004 to earn second-team all-Metro League acclaim.

51 Jeff Kendall
6-3 297 Sr. OL

Colorado Springs, Colo.
(Air Academy HS)

— Lettered for a third straight year as versatile reserve on the offensive line. Appeared in eight games for the second season in a row, playing a career-best 22 snaps vs. Washington State. Also saw the field for 10 plays vs. Fresno State and 12 plays vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl.
59 Jeff King
5-11 220 Jr. LS

Long Beach, Calif.
(Wilson HS)

48 John Laidet
6-5 225 RFr. DE

Bonanza, Ore.
(Bonanza HS)

— Redshirt season.
46 Matt Larkin
6-3 223 Sr. HB

Boise, Idaho
(Capital HS)

— A special teams stalwart for the second consecutive season, he appeared in all 13 games. Caught the second pass of his career for a 10-yard gain vs. California. Made three tackles (two unassisted) on special teams. Notched double-digit plays in the first 12 games, including a career-high 20 vs. Washington State and at Arizona. Earned Pac-10 academic all-conference second-team accolades for the second time.
71 Mark Lewis
6-4 308 Sr. OL

Arroyo Grande, Calif.
(Arroyo Grande HS)

— The 12-game starter seldom wasn't flashy but excelled with his consistency. Benefitted from his previous experience at tackle to become a fixture at right guard. Took part in 100 snaps at Arizona and 94 playes at Washington. Yet was signaled out as one of the team’s offensive players of the week for his performance against Arizona State.
14 Javes Lewis
6-1 185 RFr. CB

Tustin, Calif.
(Tustin HS)

— Honored as the scout team player of the week on special teams leading up to the win vs.
26 Malachi Lewis
6-3 215 So. RB

Oxnard, Calif.
(Rio Mesa HS)

— A versatile athlete who began the fall at running back before shifted to H-back prior to the start of the season. Stepped onto the field for all 13 games, but his statistics didn’t accurately portray the contributions that he made as a blocker and on special teams. Recovered a blocked punt in his Oregon debut vs. Houston. Caught three passes for 26 yards, including two for 21 yards against Washington State. Took part in 37 snaps vs. Arizona State, 36 at Washington and 35 vs. Washington State.
97 Cole Linehan
6-4 295 Sr. DT

Banks, Ore.
(Banks HS)

— Oregon’s third-leading tackler among interior linemen, made five starting nods among his 13 appearances. Credited with four of his 18 tackles against California and responded with two unassisted stops in his last three outings vs. Arizona, UCLA and Oregon State (3 total tackles). Included were tackles for loss against Washington State and Arizona State. Took part in 60 snaps against California and 51 at Michigan. Acknowledged for his work in the classroom by being selected a Pacific-10 Conference academic all-league choice for the second year in a row.
94 Mike Mackie
6-5 202 RFr. WR

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

— Redshirted and was recognized as a defensive scout team player of the week prior to the win vs. Arizona State.
23 Jeff Maehl
6-1 178 So. WR

Paradise, Calif.
(Paradise HS)

— Little was expected of him as a true freshman at the start of fall camp, yet he evolved from a reserve in the defensive secondary to a solid special teams performer and then into the starting lineup at wide receiver for the final three games of the season. Playing in all 13 games, didn’t make his way onto the offensive side of the ball in a game until November. In that short span, finished the year with nine catches for 118 yards, including a team-high four receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown against Oregon State. Also grabbed two catches for 30 yards in his collegiate debut at his new position. Rushed three times for 34 yards, including an 18-yard sprint in the Sun Bowl vs. South Florida. Posted 11 of his 14 tackles as one of the leaders on special teams during his first 10 outings, including three tackles each vs. Stanford and Washington State.
55 Casey Matthews
6-2 220 So. LB

Agoura Hills, Calif.
(Oaks Christian HS)

— The true freshman played in the first 11 games and earned a start at Arizona before a shoulder injury prevented him from making an appearance in either the Civil War or the Sun Bowl. Recorded 11 of his 18 tackles unassisted, including four stops against the Wildcats and three vs. both Fresno State and Arizona State. Also posted two tackles for loss in the win over the Sun Devils. Participated in 62 plays at Arizona after taking part in 53 snaps the previous week against Arizona State.
86 Kevin Oberding
5-11 186 So. WR

Clackamas, Ore.
(Clackamas HS)

41 Daniel Padilla
6-2 210 So. PK

Corona, Calif.
(Corona HS)

— Appeared in five games as a true freshman, gaining valuable seasoning for his future as a Pac-10 placekicker. Converted 3-of-4 field goal attempts, including makes on his final three chances. Notched a 43-yarder vs. Washington State. Was a perfect 7-of-7 in extra point tries.
42 David Paulson
6-4 250 RFr. TE

Auburn, Wash.
(Riverside HS)

— Made the most of his redshirt season, earning the team’s offensive scout team award for ‘07. Earned weekly honors for his play leading up to wins at Stanford and vs. Washington State.
35 Spencer Paysinger
6-3 222 So. SLB

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Beverly Hills HS)

— Took the field in all 13 games. A key contributor on special teams, added depth to a linebacking corps that saw its share of injuries. Three of his four tackles were unassisted, including a pair in the Sun Bowl vs. South Florida. Averaged 11.7 plays per game.
 7 Chad Peppars
5-10 185 So. CB

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Loyola HS)

— Made five appearances with first tackle as a collegian coming in the season-opener vs. Houston. Saw the field for 13 plays at Stanford and nine vs. Fresno State.
89 Aaron Pflugrad
5-10 172 So. WR

Eugene, Ore.
(Sheldon HS)

— Pressed into duty as a true freshman, in part due to an injury-depleted receiving corps, and played in the final 10 games of the season. Made his collegiate debut at Stanford and accumulated 17 catches for 168 yards and a touchdown during his rookie campaign. The sure-handed receiver posted career bests of five receptions for 51 yards at Washington one week after grabbing four passes for 47 yards and his first collegiate touchdown against Washington State. His lone reception vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl went for a season-best 23 yards. Broke into the starting lineup for four games before he became hampered by an ankle injury suffered at Arizona. Also averaged 3.6 yards on eight punt returns, including a runback of nine yards against Arizona State, and returned a kickoff 22 yards vs. Washington State.
94 Hayden Piper
6-1 290 So. DT

Concord, Calif.
(Clayton Valley HS)

— A two-time weekly scout team honoree, earning accolades for preparations leading up to Washington State (defense) and UCLA (offense).
38 Eddie Pleasant
5-11 225 RFr. SLB

La Palma, Calif.
(Kennedy HS)

— Very impressive first year in the program, earning scout team weekly honors leading up to wins at Stanford (defense) and vs. Washington State (offense). Provided emergency depth and quality reps at running back when the position became depleted with injuries.
52 Terrance Pritchett
6-2 208 RFr. LB

Sacramento, Calif.
(Grant HS)

— Presented with Oregon’s defensive scout team award at the team awards banquet. Earned seven weekly scout team honors during his redshirt campaign, including five straight to end the regular season. Was a three-time honoree on both defense and special teams to go with one offensive award.
49 Nick Reed
6-2 255 Sr. DE

Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
(Mission Viejo HS)

— The second-team All-American ( and finalist for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award exploded on the scene and was a major reason Oregon led the country in tackles for loss. The Pacific-10 Conference first-team choice and Walter Camp Football Foundation national player of the week (vs. Washington State) led the Ducks’ down linemen in tackles (60) in addition to pacing the league in tackles for loss (3rd nationally) and quarterback sacks. Tallied a career-high 11 tackles in games vs. both Washington State and Arizona State, which included five stops for lost yardage and 3.5 QB takedowns in each instance. Accorded team’s outstanding defensive lineman award (Joe Schaffeld Award). Witnessed his string of 10 straight games with at least one tackle for loss come to an end vs. USC in the eighth game of the season. Finished third on the single-season tackles for loss list and fourth on the season sacks ledger. Has transferred his proficiency on the field into the classroom as one of only four Pac-10 players to receive first-team academic and athletic plaudits. Also was named to ESPN the Magazine’s Academic All-America first team with a 3.39 GPA.
96 Terrell Robinson
5-11 188 Sr. WR

Irvine, Calif.
(Aliso Niguel HS)

11 Justin Roper
6-6 205 So. QB

Buford, Ga.
(Buford HS)

— Ended the season as the Ducks’ top signal caller and helped UO to a Sun Bowl victory over South Florida with a bowl record four touchdown passes in his first career start. Was 17 of 30 for 180 yards and zero interceptions against the Bulls. After he replaced Oregon’s fourth quarterback to go down with an injury, few knew what to expect of the redshirt freshman when he entered the game in the regular-season finale. What he almost pulled off was the stuff that legends are made of. Forced to make the first extensive appearance of his collegiate career, the Georgia native’s first pass of the day was good for a 31-yard touchdown. His seventh resulted in a 3-yard score. He ran into the end zone from 7 yards out in the third quarter. And he moved the offense 40 yards downfield in less than a minute to position his team for a potential game-winning field goal that fell short. He finished the game against Oregon State completing 13 of 25 passes for 144 yards. That occurred one week after he was successful on only one of five passes for 8 yards at UCLA. The remainder of his collegiate resume consisted of the final 5:31 against Washington State, in which he completed his lone pass attempt for 10 yards.
58 Kenny Rowe
6-3 215 So. DE

Long Beach, Calif.
(Poly HS)

— Made the most of his opportunity as a pass-rush specialist, converting six of his eight takedowns into tackles for loss. That included five quarterback sacks for a loss of 33 yards, as well as a forced fumble at Arizona. Credited with tackles in six of his 13 appearances, including two TFLs at Michigan and two tackles, including a sack, vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl. Registered 30 snaps at Arizona, as well as 28 at Washington, and was a key component in substitution packages defending the pass.
 8 Terence Scott
5-11 170 Sr. WR

Knoxville, Tenn.
(Central HS)

— Injuries to the receiving corps cancelled plans to have the junior college transfer redshirt his first season, and his own physical ailments hampered him from benefitting from any continuity. Stepped onto the field in five games the latter half of the season and made catches in one of them. Caught two passes for 4 yards in six plays against USC and took part in 17 snaps vs. both Arizona State and South Florida.
54 Riley Showalter
6-3 226 Jr. SLB

Portland, Ore.
(Central Catholic HS)

— Earned his first letter, appearing in eight games and recording a pair of tackles. Credited with his first collegiate tackle vs. Arizona State. Had one solo stop at Arizona. Never played less than 14 snaps in any of the final five games, including a season-high 20 vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl.
41 Matt Simms
6-3 225 RFr. DT

Carmel Valley, Calif.
(Palma HS)

— Walked on at the end of fall camp and redshirted.
00 Dewitt Stuckey
6-1 220 Fr. LB

Stockton, Calif.
(Lincoln HS)

43 Michael Speed
6-4 258 Sr. DT

Los Angeles, Calif.
(University HS)

— Coming off his best spring as a collegian, has positioned himself to become a factor in the regular rotation through his hard work and intelligence. Coaches would prefer someone of bigger stature but he compensates for his size with sound technique and proper pad level. Possesses an incredible energy level to complete off-season drills with the most productive spring of any defensive lineman. After attempting to determine a position he would be best suited, has found a home at defensive tackle and is expected to push for playing time come the fall. Could be hard to keep off the field if his progress continues and is seldom out of position. Tied for second among defensive linemen with a 27.5-inch vertical leap and quick feet offers him good change of direction. Posted eight tackles in last spring’s finale.
80 Josh Syria
6-3 232 Sr. P

Wenatchee, Wash.
(Wofford College)
(Wenatchee HS)

— Although unproven at the Division I level, coaches believe he possesses potential to rival some of the elite kickers in school history. Maintains stature similar to Ducks’ single-season record holder and NFL veteran Josh Bidwell. Benefits from a tremendous leg and utilizes a pure two-step technique designed to get the kick off quicker. Needs to continue to refine mechanics since joining program last fall. Brings a determination and commitment to the team which is likely to pay dividends.
21 William Taylor
6-1 190 So. DB

Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
(Mission Viejo HS)

26 Tim Taylor
5-11 185 So. P

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

63 Jon Teague
6-2 301 Sr. OG

Portland, Ore.
(David Douglas HS)

— Not only was he the most consistent offensive lineman throughout spring drills, he remains unparalleled in his grasp of the offense. Possesses all the traits as an extension of coaches on the field, mastering assignments of all offensive line positions as well as the Ducks’ offensive structure. His understanding is so thorough that he grasps the concepts of how defenses wish to attack the line’s play. Compensates for his size by utilizing sound technique and improved strength. Remains the type of player who is seldom out of position and has worked his way to head into the fall atop the depth chart at right guard. Concluded winter workouts leading all offensive linemen with a 341-lb. clean lift in addition to squatting 475 lbs.
98 Zack Test
6-2 170 RFr. WR

Woodside, Calif.
(Woodside HS)

 1 Darron Thomas
6-3 202 Fr. QB

Houston, TX

56 Blake Thompson
5-11 215 RFr. LB

Cottage Grove, Ore.
(Cottage Grove)

69 Bo Thran
6-5 295 So. OL

Gresham , Ore.
(Barlow HS)

— His development over the course of the spring and since last fall was unparalleled among team’s offensive linemen. Accomplished huge stride in terms of improving his aggressiveness and attention to detail, while developing an air of confidence. Athletically, fits the bill at tackle in program’s offensive scheme and has developed the flexibility to play either side of the ball. Is a gifted athlete who will only get better as he continues to add strength and confidence, and should figure into the mix in a reserve role this fall. Clocked as the fastest offensive lineman following winter workouts (5.34 - 40) and offers good change of direction.
 6 Walter Thurmond III
6-1 185 Jr. CB

West Covina, Calif.
(West Covina HS)

— One of the constants in the secondary as a red-shirt freshman, missing only one starting call (Portland State) because of injuries as he developed to be the recipient of some freshman All- America attention. Combines great speed and tremendous instincts, which coaches cite to be the best among any player on the team regardless of position. Benefits from great hands, closes fast on the receiver and is a very solid tackler. Has the chance to emerge into one of the top cornerbacks in the Pac-10 this year and eventually, compete for national honors. Displays an aura of toughness and courage that is needed when you’re one-on-one with receivers, as well as a short memory when a result may not be in your favor. Tied as the fastest Oregon player (4.59 - 40) this year (with Jonathan Stewart) and equaled the program’s fastest 20-yard shuttle ever (3.59) a year ago.
50 Simi Toeaina
6-4 308 Jr. DT

Afono, Amer. Samoa
(Samoana HS)

— Coaches looking forward to when he can remain healthy to show what he can do, missing all of the spring while recovering from shoulder surgery. He moves well, possesses good size and lower-body strength, and knows the system, but his improved development remains contingent on him staying free of injuries.
39 Will Tukuafu
6-4 279 Jr. DE

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

— While some transfers require time to make the transition to the next level, that certainly wasn’t case with the newcomer who has three years of eligibility remaining. Coaches attribute his advance age for contributing maturity to a seasoned unit and brings with him solid work ethic and dedication that fosters an attitude conducive to success on and off the field. Exhibits exemplary character to go along with his physical gifts, and is expected to provide an immediate impact on the perimeter. Combines good size, strength and quickness, and certainly benefited from taking part in spring drills. Equaled line’s second-best vertical leap (27.5 inches) and bench pressed 360 lbs. during winter workouts. Contributed seven tackles, including one tackle for loss, during the Spring Game.
57 Fenuki Tupou
6-6 322 Sr. OT

Elverta, Calif.
(Sierra College)
(Center HS)

— After enrolling in school in time for the start of the 2006 spring drills, he made the most of his time learning from his more experienced teammates during last fall’s redshirt year. Converted what he learned into very pleasing results over the course of the ‘07 spring, Grasped the effort level and intensity required to be successful at the Division I level to go along with his intelligence. Among the most talented offensive linemen in terms of pure athleticism. Is among the unit’s fastest linemen (5.43 - 40), especially for someone his size, and tops the charts with a 425-lb. bench press. Has thrust himself in the midst of the battle for a starting role at one of the tackle positions.
45 Terrell Turner
6-3 245 RFr. LB

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Crenshaw HS)

HIGH SCHOOL — Afforded three stars by as he has been tabbed as one of the top 70 linebackers in the country. The all-Coliseum League and all-city choice was credited with six quarterback sacks among his 153 tackles in 2006, in addition to providing four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and returning one interception for a touchdown. Classified as an aggressive player who craved contact and was able to drop into pass coverages as well as roam from sideline to sideline for last year’s 9-4 Cougars. Completed 2005 with 87 tackles, four quarterback sacks and one interception.
60 Max Unger
6-5 300 Sr. OT

Honaunau, Hawai'i
(Hawaii Preperatory Academy)

— The offensive line leader and 25-game starter also reigns as the Ducks’ most versatile interior standout. The two-time all-conference honoree provides the flexibility to play any one of five positions along the line after excelling at left tackle each of the past two seasons, yet where he is positioned in 2007 is likely to depend more on the proficiency of those around him. Combines an element of athleticism, toughness and competitiveness that allows him to stand apart from most of his peers at the conference level and rank among some of the best in the country. Maintains an unmatched work ethic and an attitude that doesn’t allow him to quit, as well as displays no fear. Missed all of spring drills while recovering from hernia surgery, which also affected his winter workouts. Completed 2006 testing equaling the offensive line’s best power clean (341 lbs.) and maxed out with a 495-lb. squat.
36 William Wallace
5-10 172 RFr. CB

West Covina, Calif.
(West Covina HS)

 2 T.J. Ward
5-11 191 Jr. ROV

Antioch, Calif.
(De La Salle HS)

The unheralded walk-on made an impact in the spring of 2006 and he must regain that form to be effective. Injuries have continued to plague his development and opportunities since his prep tenure. Missed most of last spring while recovering from his knee ailment that limited his effectiveness in the fall, and hopes to put the obstructions behind him. Was moved to free safety when the need arose due to injuries to others, and possesses the skills to excel there. Maintains a tough demeanor, he doesn’t shy away from contact, he runs well and provides exceptional skills in downfield coverages. Has improved as a tackler and boasts the talent that earned him athletic financial aid at the start of last season. Although last winter’s conditioning was affected, he led all defensive backs with a 450-lb. squat during 2006 testing.

2006 — Emerged from spring drills as a starter at cornerback yet a knee injury early in fall camp placed those plans on hold. Delayed his collegiate debut until Sept. 30, coming up with a key interception in the end zone to curtail an Arizona State scoring drive. Yet injuries prevented his next action until the regular-season finale, finishing the season playing in only three games. Stepped onto the field for a season- high 16 snaps in the Las Vegas Bowl.

2005 — Honored as scout team’s defensive player-of-the-week for his part in Ducks’ preparations vs. USC as well as weekly defensive and special teams acclaim prior to game against California during his redshirt year.

HIGH SCHOOL — The depth of a powerhouse program that extended its winning streak to 151 games and won three-straight national championships made it difficult for him to gain much attention prior to his senior year. Then the safety suffered a season-ending knee injury in the third game of 2004 that deterred the college recruiters.

74 Darrion Weems
6-5 300 RFr. OL

Winnetka, Calif.
(Taft HS)

HIGH SCHOOL — Ranked among the top 20 players in the state by as well as one of the nation’s best offensive line prospects, the SuperPrep All-American and four-star honoree (Scout. com) was considered among the elite five offensive linemen in California. Paved the way for school that finished sixth in the Los Angeles City Section in scoring (369 points) and eighth in total offense (366.9 avg.). Was physically overpowering at times due, in part, to a his strength, as epitomized by his 315-lb. bench press and 400-lb. squat. Played his final two seasons for the Toreadors, who posted a 6-5 record in 2006 en route to second place in the West Valley League, after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
 4 Jaison Williams
6-5 240 Sr. WR

Inglewood, Calif.
(Culver City HS)

— No Oregon receiver offers greater potential to elevate himself to another level than last year’s leader. Perhaps the only deterrent standing in his way is his self-confidence and his realization that he could be on the verge of something special with continued hard work and refining his mental focus. Encountered a phenomenal 2006 campaign, emerging from under the radar and developing a knack for taking over a game, as witnessed by him catching seven of Oregon’s eight first-quarter completions at Arizona State. Now he needs to work on improving his concentration catching the long pass as well as utilizing his size to his advantage. Once he masters a grasp of offense’s new intricacies, he is expected to take up where he left off in the midst of last year.
77 Carson York
6-5 280 Fr. OL

Coeur d’Alene, ID
(Lake City)

48 Kyle Young
6-1 220 RFr. LB

Santa Rosa, Calif.
(Cardinal Newman HS)

62 Spencer Young
6-1 191 So. LS

Buffalo, Wyo.
(Buffalo HS)

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Running Back
    24 Jeremiah Johnson
    22 Andre Crenshaw
     9 LeGarrette Blount
     5 Remene Alston Jr.
Wide Receiver
    23 Jeff Maehl
    89 Aaron Pflugrad
    91 Rory Cavaille
    14 Elvis Akpla
Wide Receiver
     4 Jaison Williams
     8 Terence Scott
    87 Daniel Barkley
    96 Terrell Robinson
    86 Kevin Oberding
     7 Nate Costa
    11 Justin Roper
     1 Darron Thomas
    12 Cody Kempt
     3 Chris Harper
     2 Cade Cooper
Wide Receiver
    10 Drew Davis
    18 Jamere Holland
    98 Zack Test
    94 Mike Mackie
    96 Kyle Anderson
Right Tackle
    78 Jacob Hucko
    69 Bo Thran
    79 Mark Asper
Right Guard
    71 Mark Lewis
    63 Jon Teague
    77 Carson York
    60 Max Unger
    51 Jeff Kendall
    64 Max Forer
Left Guard
    54 Jordan Holmes
    76 Charlie Carmichael
    70 Ramsen Golpashin
Left Tackle
    57 Fenuki Tupou
    68 C.E. Kaiser
    74 Darrion Weems
Tight End/H Back
    83 Ed Dickson
    26 Malachi Lewis
    42 David Paulson
    81 Sam Doman
    46 Matt Larkin
    39 Chris DiVincenzo
Left Defensive End
    49 Nick Reed
    98 Dominic Glover
    45 Terrell Turner
    89 Michael DiVincenzo
Left Defensive Tackle
    97 Cole Linehan
    50 Simi Toeaina
    94 Hayden Piper
    90 Blake Ferras
    96 Mike Bellagamba
Right Defensive Tackle
    91 Ra'shon Harris
    95 Tonio Celotto
    43 Michael Speed
    41 Matt Simms
Right Defensive End
    39 Will Tukuafu
    48 John Laidet
    88 Brandon Bair injury icon
Weakside Linebacker
    25 Kevin Garrett
    52 Terrance Pritchett
    44 Brandon Hanna
Middle Linebacker
    55 Casey Matthews
    40 John Bacon
    58 Kenny Rowe
    56 Blake Thompson
Strong Safety
    35 Spencer Paysinger
    54 Riley Showalter
    38 Eddie Pleasant
    48 Kyle Young
    00 Dewitt Stuckey
    13 Jerome Boyd injury icon
Left Cornerback
    32 Jairus Byrd
    17 Willie Glasper
    18 Anthony Gildon
     7 Chad Peppars
    36 William Wallace
Free Safety
     2 T.J. Ward
    14 Javes Lewis
    27 Titus Jackson
    21 William Taylor
    20 John Boyett
    15 Patrick Chung
     1 Marvin Johnson
    29 Todd Doxey
Right Cornerback
     6 Walter Thurmond III
    37 Talmadge Jackson III
     8 Brian Butterfield
Special Teams
Kick Off
    85 Matt Evensen
    92 Justin Dougherty

Place Kicker
    85 Matt Evensen
    41 Daniel Padilla
    23 Morgan Flint
    80 Josh Syria
    26 Tim Taylor
Kick Returner
    22 Andre Crenshaw
    15 Patrick Chung
Punt Returner
    32 Jairus Byrd
Long Snapper
    59 Jeff King
    62 Spencer Young
    11 Justin Roper
injury icon = player is injured    RS = Player hasn't played yet this year. Possible redshirt. Last Updated: 04/12/2008