Duck Depth Chart
Game 1 - Houston - September, 2007

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 for 1st and 2nd positions are based on the Oregon Weekly Football Notes - Week 1 . Other 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
30 Kwame Agyeman
5-11 205 Sr. SLB

Itasca, Ill.
(Lake Park HS)

- The fact that he has yet to utilize a redshirt year is testimony to his hard work and quick grasp of defensive concepts at an accelerated pace. Benefits from the experience as a 14-game career starter yet still possesses the capacity to get better. Offers the flexibility to play any one of three linebacker positions, with last year's strong side perimeter starter possibly ticketed for more duty inside in certain situations. Utilizes his knowledge of the game and intelligence to read the opposition before the snap and anticipate what lies ahead before it unfolds. Culminated a solid spring showing with six tackles in the Spring Game. Tested third among position's counterparts with 29-inch vertical leap and a 425-lb. squat at the conclusion of off-season workouts.
 5 Remene Alston Jr.
5-8 200 RFr. RB

Greensboro, N.C.
(Page HS)

- Has achieved tremendous strides since a year ago and developed into one of the spring's most pleasant surprises. Coaches were optimistic during his redshirt year but it was the amount of improvement in almost every aspect of his game that caught their attention as he became more familiar with the offense. Improved his conditioning and strength in addition to gaining 10 pounds during his first year. Utilizes his quickness to make it difficult for defenders to bring him down one-on-one, and is very good in the open field. Also a physical player for his size and doesn't shy away from contact. Displayed confidence in the spring which was a result from being in the system, now just needs more reps to further develop his skills. Ranked second among running backs with a 325-lb. bench press while his 2.79 electronic 20 was second only to Jonathan Stewart. Led all rushers with 66 yards and one touchdown in the Spring Game.
79 Mark Asper
6-7 320 Fr. OL

Idaho Falls, Idaho
(Bonneville HS)

- Shook off the rust in the spring after being away from the game for a two-year religious mission commitment, demonstrating a noticeable progression during 15-practice span. Displayed a toughness to play through minor ailments which isn't always common to those playing at the Division I level for the first time. As he continues to work hard and gain an understanding of the offense, possesses all the tools to develop into a force in the coming years.
40 John Bacon
6-3 230 Jr. LB

Golden, Colo.
(Lakewood HS)

- With the opportunity available for him to prove what he has absorbed over the last three years, he did a tremendous job answering most questions. The only thing left for the reserve who has amassed 14 games of collegiate experience is to do the same in game situations. Has always possessed the adequate frame to complete at the Division I level but has increased his speed and toned his body in order to better his proficiency. Utilized his physical skills and intelligence to enjoy a very good spring and thrust himself in the middle of competition for the starting middle linebacker role should his development continue over the summer. Had a chance to learn from past linebackers Brent Haberly and Blair Phillips and now ready to progress from understudy status. Tallied six tackles in the annual Spring Game. His 435-lb. squat was unsurpassed by players at his position while his 31.5-inch vertical leap and 319-lb. clean ranked second among linebackers.
88 Brandon Bair
6-7 250 RFr. DE

St. Anthony, Idaho
(South Fremont HS)

- Demonstrated the effects of a second off-season camp, developing into the type of player coaches envision when fi rst signing him in 2003. Body matured with an additional year in the weight room and the improvement was certainly evident in the spring. Provides athleticism on the perimeter of the defense and possesses an excellent work ethic to complement his physical skills. Is expected to move into the regular rotation at the line of scrimmage as well as be a factor on special teams. First enrolled at Oregon during 2006 spring following a two-year church mission and has certainly shaken off the effects of his layoff. Posted the fastest 40 time (5.08) among squad's defensive linemen during winter workouts and equalled unit's second-best clean lift (319 lbs.).
87 Daniel Barkley
6-1 210 Fr. WR

Sacramento, Calif.
(Clover Park HS)

- Born Daniel LaVance Barkley on Aug. 10, 1988 in Ballard, Wash. Parents: Sean and Denis Boyd. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Clover Park (John Randall) 2006. Major: Sports Marketing.
13 Jerome Boyd
6-2 220 Jr. SLB

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Dorsey HS)

- Coaches confident that time has arrived for team's fastest linebacker (4.55 40 - 2006) to become a major factor in defensive scheme on a continual basis. Possesses tremendous physical tools to complement natural abilities, and will reach the next level of play once he is able let his instincts take over without analyzing each situation. Has improved his grasp of opponents' offensive objectives, which only serves to enhance his anticipation. Certainly will be an asset in nickel and dime defensive packages and will continue to be a special teams stalwart. Encountered an excellent spring showing and battling incumbent for a starting berth on the perimeter. Posted 2.5 tackles for loss among his five takedowns in '07 Spring Game. Recorded the top vertical leap among linebackers (32.5 inches) as well as the program's second-strongest non-lineman improving all strength testing numbers in the clean (341 lbs. - +22), squat (425 lbs. - +50), and bench press (385 lbs. - +20).
27 Andiel Brown
5-11 198 Sr. RB

Portland, Ore.
(Cleveland HS)

- There is a lot to be said about the heart and determination that has been displayed by the walk-on who has accepted his role at this level instead of being a starter elsewhere. Yet he has gladly served as a special teams mainstay and made the most of any opportunities he can muster from the line of scrimmage. Coaches remain confident in his abilities and he has improved his blocking technique. Will continue to make the most of his ability, with perhaps his greatest opportunities coming as a kick returner. Was unable to better his 4.74 electronic 40 clocking from the 2006 off-season yet averaged about 20 lbs. of improvement in each of three lifts. Ranked second among running backs with a 308-lb. power clean and 445- lb. squat.
 8 Brian Butterfield
6-1 180 Fr. CB

Sherwood, Ore.
(Sherwood HS)

- Born Brian R. Butterfield on July 17, 1988 in Yuba City, Calif. Parents: Bill and Tracie Butterfield. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach) Sherwood (Greg Lawrance) 2006. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2006
32 Jairus Byrd
6-1 208 So. CB

Clayton, Mo.
(Clayton HS)

- Made the most of his opportunity from last year's season-ending injury to a starting cornerback to prompt a position change from free safety. The result was freshman All-America acclaim of his own and a future that may not end on an all-conference level. Possesses the traits as a tremendous worker and competitor, as well as one of the league's best tacklers. Breaks well toward the football and has emerged as a great cover cornerback who should only get better with improved speed over the off-season. Benefits from outstanding quickness and instincts, and always maintains a sense of where the ball is. Also is solid off the field and has displayed skills as a team leader at a young stage of his career. Improved his maximum squat mark by 30 lbs. (435 lbs.) and his bench press by 25 lbs. (325 lbs.).
76 Charlie Carmichael
6-4 296 Fr. OT

Sherman Oaks, Calif.
(Notre Dame HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - Concluded senior year ranked among best seven offensive linemen in California by SuperPrep after entering 2006 garnering pre-season All-America acclaim as one of nation's top 20 in the trenches. Awarded four stars by service in addition to receiving Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West votes. Labeled as an aggressive standout who has learned to utilize his hands and technique in order to gain an advantage over the opposition. Provided the cornerstone for a team that tied for 18th in the CIF Southern Section in scoring (445), averaging 37.1 points per game. The Serra League champions finished 2006 dropping a 31- 21 decision to Long Beach Poly in the sectional playoffs, with the Knights ending the year ranked sixth in the state by (12-2 record).
91 Rory Cavaille
6-3 210 So. WR

Shelton, Wash.
(Shelton HS)

- The walk-on positioned himself to be ready when called upon a year ago, which elicited a stronger look last spring. Has demonstrated stretches where he could develop into a solid Division I receiver, possessing good size and a great work ethic.. Characterized as the team's most fearless receiver, catches the football well and does a good job running routes. If his progression continues in the fall, should battle for increased playing time and special teams duty.
95 Tony Celotto
6-3 268 Fr. DE

Oakland, Calif.
(Piedmont HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - Earning three-star acclaim by both and, was ranked among the top 12 defensive linemen in California by SuperPrep. Credited with 87 tackles, including 18 quarterback sacks, in 2006, after posting 75 tackles and 14 QB takedowns as a junior. Awarded high marks for his athleticism and utilized speed coming off the edge for the Highlanders, who finished last season with a 5-6 mark and Bay Shore League runners-up. Benefits from athletic background that includes father, Mario, as a four-year NFL veteran, as well as mother, Julia, who was a collegiate track and volleyball standout.
15 Patrick Chung
6-1 210 Jr. ROV

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
(Rancho Cucamonga HS)

- Overcame shoulder surgery during the 2006 winter to go on and enjoy a great sophomore season, and now looking to reap the benefits of solid off-season workouts. Coaches expect great things from the 25-game starter, who is a year older and physically improved since his all-conference attribution. One of the program's leading tacklers each of his first two years, presenting a tough demeanor and competitive attitude. The tremendous hustler plays the game extremely hard with a great deal of spirit. Maintains great speed as the secondary's third-fastest player (4.62 - 40), and equaled the second-best power clean pinnacle (324 lbs.) ever by a defensive back. Combines all the physical gifts to be a dominating player in the Pac-10 with the proper mental make-up. Finished the Spring Game with eight tackles.
 3 Cameron Colvin
6-3 210 Sr. WR

Pittsburgh, Calif.
(De La Salle HS)

- The pressure to live up to expectations from a decorated prep career, as well as less than a clean bill of health on occasion, have contributed to his own frustrations. Yet has maintained a positive attitude and hasn't lost his edge to end his collegiate career on a high note. Possessed a great work ethic throughout last winter's workouts and encountered a consistent spring, leading coaches to consider him the program's most improved receiver since last fall. Also would enhance his versatility if he were able to master more than one position in the program's intricate passing game. Recorded position's best bench press (345 lbs.) at the conclusion of the winter and completed 445-lb. squat during 2005 winter conditioning.
 7 Nate Costa
6-1 220 So. QB

Hilmar, Calif.
(Hilmar HS)

- His familiarity with the Oregon offense has provided an edge over two other classmates while his decision making and productivity on the field resulted in him backing up the Ducks' two veteran signal callers. Has demonstrated proficiency both through the air and on the ground, with one of his biggest assets being his ability to just keep the chains moving downfield. Possesses a very strong arm and improved his game as the spring wore on. Gained valuable experience last fall traveling on the road, with his game management and putting the offense in scoring position among his biggest attributes. Probably team's strongest quarterback, posting program's third-best squat ever among QBs (425 lbs.), while equaling the top bench press (290 lbs.) among current signal callers and testing third in the power clean (253 lbs.). Also clocked second-fastest 40 time behind Dennis Dixon (4.98). Completed five of six passes for 38 yards in the Spring Game.
22 Andre Crenshaw
5-11 195 So. RB

Lancaster, Calif.
(Antelope Valley HS)

- Perhaps offers the best combination of a physical style of play with finesse among any of program's running backs. Characterized as possessing a slashing style of running yet not afraid to lower his shoulder to run over a defender. Rose above other newcomers last fall to fill the role as team's No. 3 back but will have to continue his improvement to maintain that status. Also possesses potential as a solid receiving threat who could be utilized in the slot. Has taken advantage of his size to become a good blocker and utilizes his intelligence and technique to get the most out of his talents. Carried the football three times for 10 yards in the Spring Game to go along with his two catches for 36 yards.
67 Sean Cullen
6-3 302 Sr. OG

Janesville, Wis.
(Craig HS)

- His persistence has attracted the attention of his coaches, as has his versatility to add depth at either the guard or center positions. Maintains a great understanding of what the offense is attempting to accomplish and has improved his technique each of the last four years. Should his improvement and work ethic continue, he certainly will battle for a spot on the travel squad. Has improved his strength numbers to clean 308 lbs.
82 Drew Davis
6-1 202 Fr. WR

Denver, Colo.
(Montbello HS)

- Benefited from completing his high school graduation requirements early, which enabled him to enroll at Oregon for the '07 spring term and take part in spring drills. Discovered just how much there is to learn at the next level and struggled to make the adjustment early. But increased his comfort level the latter half of workouts and able to relax and play the game the last six to seven practices. Demonstrated a solid mental grasp of the offense and displayed a great work ethic, which should enhance his opportunity to rapidly improve. Is a great student on and off the field and will be further ahead in the fall following a summer of digesting what already has been thrown at him. Caught two passes for 18 yards in the annual Spring Game.
 9 Ryan DePalo
6-1 206 Sr. FS

Beaverton, Ore.
(Southridge HS)

- The former walk-on had positioned himself for a starting role in the fall before a knee injury during the spring delayed those aspirations. Yet recovery loomed ahead of schedule so his return is possible before season's end. Hard work and dedication have paid dividends for the overachiever who utilizes his experience and intelligence to overcome any physical deficiencies. Possesses the work ethic that forces teammates to look up to, and has made an impact on special teams each of the past three years. Owns a command of the defense that allows him to place those around him in the proper position. Has excelled in the weight room, equaling the secondary's second-best power clean maximum (324 lbs.) in the program's history, as well as the fourth-best bench press (best since 2000) ever by a defensive back.
83 Ed Dickson
6-5 240 So. TE

Bellflower, Calif.
(Bellflower HS)

- Natural athletic talent came to the forefront when he was shifted to the defensive line in the midst of fall camp to alleviate depth concerns brought on by injuries. Responded despite not playing the position on a regular basis since high school by posting 7 of his 10 tackles on special teams as the kick coverage unit's second-leading tackler. Included was a career-best three stops in the opener vs. Stanford. Added a TFL for a loss of 9 yards at Arizona State. The 13- game participant was then shifted back to the offensive side of the ball for his last four games, converting from tight end to wide receiver against USC when the need arose there. Finished the season with four catches for 45 yards, including two grabs for 25 yards against the Trojans prior to a pair of receptions for 20 yards in the Las Vegas Bowl vs. BYU.
89 Michael DiVincenzo
6-2 244 So. DE

Porter Ranch, Calif.
(Notre Dame HS)

PERSONAL - Born Michael DiVencenzo on March 22, 1987 in Tarzana, Calif. Parents: Glenn and Sallie DiVencenzo. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Notre Dame (Kevin Booney) 2005. Major: Pre-Business Administration. Redshirt: 2006.
10 Dennis Dixon
6-4 205 Sr. QB

San Leandro, Calif.
(San Leandro HS)

- Few quarterbacks in school history have displayed the explosiveness or versatility as last year's starter. He has demonstrated the physical gifts that are consistent with special players and showed signs of stepping up his leadership skills in the spring. Possesses a great arm and has erased the misconceptions that his passing skills take a backseat to his threat as a runner. Completed no worse than 63 percent of his passes through his first four games a year ago and better than 65 percent in four of his 15 career starts over two seasons. During that span as a starter, he has completed 241-386 passes (62.4%) for 2,668 yards, 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Begins his final season adding 625 career yards on the ground (4.1 avg.), trailing only Reggie Ogburn (1,171 yds.) for rushing yards by an Oregon quarterback. Also has accounted for a long run of 34 yards (vs. UCLA - 2006) and three career rushing scores. Ranks 12th on the Ducks' all-time total offense list (3,618 yds.). Has impressed coaches with his toughness and displayed an increase in confidence as he gained a better grasp of Oregon's altered offense as spring wore on. Clocked with a 4.87 electronic 40 during winter workouts yet posted the fastest time ever by a Ducks' quarterback (4.49) during the winter of 2005 when he was more than 10 pounds lighter.
29 Todd Doxey
6-1 170 Fr. ROV

San Diego, Calif.
(Hoover HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - The four-star honoree (, was ranked among California's top 35 prospects as well as the fifth-best defensive back. Possesses all the intangibles to become a tremendous standout in the secondary despite completing high school career as San Diego County's all-time receiving leader. Accumulated 85 tackles and six interceptions (including two defensive touchdowns) in 2006 to garner votes on the Long Beach Press- Telegram's Best in the West list. Also gathered 1,019 receiving yards and 14 TDs his senior year for the Western League tri-champions, who finished the year with a 9-3 ledger. Paced the Cardinals with 97 tackles, five interceptions and five forced fumbles his junior year. Characterized as the type of player who doesn't shy away from contact and utilizes his instincts to swarm to the football.
53 Erik Elshire
6-1 220 Jr. LB

Bend, Ore.
(Summit HS)

- The walk-on has utilized a strong work ethic and competitiveness to force his way into the picture for increased playing time. Characterized as an extremely tough individual, improved his ability to challenge would-be blockers and get to the football. Offers the flexibility to play either the Mike or Will linebacker slots and enjoyed a very consistent spring showing. Is certainly targeted for regular special teams duty but should he return in the fall with the same level of intensity and improve his physical nature, could be ticketed for more.
85 Matt Evensen
6-1 194 Jr. PK

Portland, Ore.
(Franklin HS)

- Provides the Ducks improvement in kickoffs over the past two seasons as well as hope for more progression in the future. Few kickers in school history have possessed more athleticism, which presents the special teams with an 11th defender covering kickoffs downfield. Utilizes a tremendous leg that continues to gain strength, which will be a necessity with an additional 5 yards needed to for kickoffs to reach the end zone. Coaches also expecting improved consistency and accuracy from the two-year specialist mainstay, especially as he competes for the addition of PAT and field goal duties on a regular basis. Increased bench press by 40 lbs. (265) since winter of 2006 and squat by 30 lbs. (375). Connected on field goals of 30 and 40 yards in annual Spring Game.
90 David Faaeteete
6-2 310 Sr. DT

Medford, Ore.
(North Medford HS)

- Returns as team's most experienced interior lineman, with the seven-game starter having accumulated 31 collegiate appearances. In addition to his proficiency on the field, has emerged as one of the defense's strongest leaders. The tough-nosed competitor is very explosive for his size who constantly aims to give supreme effort. Has encountered a few glitches in the timetable of his development due to occasional feet and knee ailments but has worked his way through the nuisances. Provides physical strength up the middle of the defense, and possesses tremendous knowledge of the game as well as an understanding of what opponents are striving to achieve. Is in the middle of the mix for a starting role and will contribute to an interchangeable rotation that should remain constant regardless of which three or four players are in the lineup at any one time. Possesses tremendous lower-body strength, looming as the program's only player to squat 600 lbs. and paces all defensive linemen with a 405-lb. bench press.
23 Morgan Flint
5-9 168 So. PK

Bend, Ore.
(Bend HS)

- The walk-on has patiently bided his time behind previous incumbents the past two years while honing his craft, and has demonstrated encouraging signs of improvement as he awaits his collegiate debut. His biggest arenas of advancement have taken place in his PAT and field goal accuracy as he was successful on FGs of 37 and 40 yards in the Spring Game and both points after touchdown. Compensates for his size by benefiting from his leg speed and pop when his foot hits the ball. If he can continue to progress in the fall, he could join the competition as the regular placement specialist.
64 Max Forer
6-3 279 RFr. OL

Santa Monica, Calif.
(Santa Monica HS)

PERSONAL - Born Max Louis Forer on May 5, 1988 in Los Angeles, Calif. Parents: Jeffrey and Michele Forer. Family: One sister. High School: Santa Monica. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2006.
25 Kevin Garrett
5-11 215 So. 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.
99 Jeremy Gibbs
6-3 290 Sr. DT

Stillwater, Okla.
(NE Oklahoma A&M)
(Stillwater HS)

- Jumped out to a solid start in his first year at the Division I level but struggled due to a foot injury as the season wore on. Held out of the spring to give him a chance to rehab from injuries. Relies on his quickness and athleticism to get a good push on his offensive opponents. Returned in the off-season with a stronger sense of urgency and a renewed dedication in the weight room, which would make him tough to handle one-on-one. Possesses the potential to become an impact player should he return motivated in the fall, which could provide him much more that merely vying for a starting role.
18 Anthony Gildon
6-1 175 Fr. CB

Simi Valley, Calif.
(Oaks Christian HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - Earning four stars by as well as votes on the Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West balloting, was ranked among the top 12 defensive backs in the Farwest Section by SuperPrep. Credited with 32 tackles and 10 interceptions his senior year, returning one for a score. Also converted 20 catches into seven touchdowns to help Lions complete a 15-0 ledger. School defeated Cardinal Newman in overtime, 27-20, to claim CIF Division II state title and finish sixth in the country in the final USA Today rankings. Utilizes great anticipation to thrive as a solid cover cornerback, playing a major role in the Tri-Valley League champions leading the state with 27 interceptions and outscoring the opposition by an average of 53.1-8.9 points per game. Contributed 46 tackles and four interceptions (returning two for TDs) in 2005.
17 Willie Glasper
5-11 184 So. 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 Fr. DE

Ladera Ranch, Calif.
(Mission Viejo HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - The three-star and honoree has been pegged among the top 12 defensive linemen in California. Possesses the natural skills to become a factor on the edge, tallying 17 quarterback sacks among his 84 tackles as a prep senior. Has been credited with a 31-inch vertical leap to aid the Diablos in compiling a 9-3 record and a South Coast League championship.
44 Brandon Hanna
6-2 235 Fr. LB

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
(Lake City HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - Ranked among the top two prospects in Idaho by SuperPrep, along with the best 50 players in the Midlands. The 5A all-Idaho first-team linebacker was recipient of three stars by the and recruiting services, and rated 10th on SuperPrep's Northwest Hot 100 list. Also named the Inland Empire League's Linebacker of the Year. Tallied 107 tackles his senior year, including six quarterback sacks and four tackles for loss, in addition to forcing four fumbles and recovering three others. Described as an intelligent player who quickly fills the gaps at the line to stop the run. Played a key role in the Timberwolves' unblemished 12-0 ledger and 5A state championship, with 24-point margin proving to be school's toughest challenge during its playoff run. Boasts of a 29-inch vertical leap as well as a 325-lb. bench press. Also awarded President's Award for Academic Excellence.
20 Matthew Harper
6-1 181 Sr. FS

Union City, Calif.
(Logan HS)

- Waged a tight battle for a starting role in the spring prior to a teammate's injury and now heads into the fall as the one to unseat. Was of immediate help after arriving in time for 2006 spring drills, with the stalwart offering a sense of maturity and a steadying influence uncommon with most transfers. Possesses the ability as a great competitor and a very good tackler who has a knack for making plays. Isn't fl ashy in the manner that he carries himself yet could emerge to become the unsung leader of the secondary. Posting the second-best vertical leap (32.5 inches) among current defensive backs at the conclusion of the winter, his productivity far exceeds any comparison with a tape measure or stop watch.
91 Ra'shon Harris
6-5 321 Jr. DT

Pittsburgh, Calif.
(Pittsburgh HS)

- Added maturity resulted in him encountering a great spring as a refined mental outlook could push him for a starting role. Has demonstrated flashes in the past, now is looking to become more consistent. Can hold his own at the line of scrimmage because of his size but a more physical style of play could help him turn the corner and make a bigger impact. Is striving to find ways to improve his game, proving that he realizes that good things could be ahead of him if he is able to stay healthy and willing to take his dedication to the next level. Possesses the physical tools to dominate the line of scrimmage. Tied for second among defensive linemen with a 525-lb. squat and a 319-lb. clean.
54 Jordan Holmes
6-4 295 RFr. OL

Yuba City, Calif.
(Yuba City HS)

- Demonstrated improvement in the spring to warrant consideration as a potential 2007 starter should his intensity remain at the same level to open fall camp. Has seemingly found his home at center but possesses the versatility to also play guard if needed. Coaches impressed with his football savvy, as well as overall technique and toughness. Characterized as a battler who isn't intimidated by more experienced opponents. Maintains adequate strength but that's the primary area he should benefit from with additional years in the program.
78 Jacob Hucko
6-7 317 Jr. OT

Buena Park, Calif.
(Cerritos HS)

- The opportunities to break into the regular rotation has elicited a renewed dedication and work ethic, which has positioned himself for a serious look by the coaches. His 10 games on the field have whetted his appetite for more as his brief experience has stimulated his motivation. Is capable of overcoming one of the incumbents' starting roles at tackle. Possesses excellent feet and balance, and needs to utilize his athleticism to a greater extent. His 365-lb. bench press allowed him to share third among the position's counterparts.
27 Titus Jackson
6-1 204 So. FS

Pomona, Calif.
(Diamond Ranch HS)

- Utilizes his intelligence both on and off the playing field, and expected to excel on special teams again in 2007 much like a year ago. Is a very dependable athlete and hard worker who absorbs instruction in order to enhance his development. Possesses a tenacity and determination that will result in his talent blossoming in the near future. Needs to continue his improvement in the weight but will provide much-needed depth in the secondary.
37 Talmadge Jackson III
5-10 182 Fr. CB

Murrieta, Calif.
(Chaparral HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - Excelled on both sides of the football while ranking among the top 10 defensive backs in California as well as among the elite 55 overall prospects in the state. The three-star recipient (, received votes from the Long Beach Press- Telegram's Best in the West panel after ranking 42nd in the state in scoring (158 points) and finishing second in the Southwestern League in rushing. Ran for 2,081 yards (7.9 avg.) and 24 touchdowns in 2006, while adding 18 catches for 392 yards and four more scores. Included were 313 yards on the ground vs. Centennial as well as parlaying five receptions for 170 yards and six kickoff returns for 107 yards against Valley View. Also contributed 42 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries (one for a TD) on defense his senior season. The all-league and all-Valley choice played a major role in the Pumas' 11-3 record to earn third-team all-state accolades (
24 Jeremiah Johnson
5-10 205 Jr. RB

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Dorsey HS)

- One of the most underrated cogs in the Oregon offense would undoubtedly be a featured back the Ducks could win with if not for the talents of Jonathan Stewart. And yet his talents are such that coaches believe there are merits to get them both on the field at the same time when Johnson isn't in the backfield alone. Improved speed from a year ago will only enhance his great open-field ability. Offers a tremendous complement to program's other running backs, maintaining ability to shake tacklers with his quickness and finesse. Coaches would prefer he add a more physical element to his game but he provides a confidence to complete the task at hand. No trait is better associated with him than the lost art of his stiff arm as he consistently is able to gain additional yardage after contact. Is one of team's most complete backs as his ability to catch the football enables him to be utilized as an additional receiver. Has accumulated 21 catches for 130 yards in two seasons. Electronically clocked as team's second-fastest running back during winter testing (4.62) as well as third-strongest, improving his best squat (420 lbs.) by over 100 pounds since last year.
 1 Marvin Johnson
5-10 205 RFr. FS

Compton, Calif.
(Dominquez HS)

- Coaches are anxious to see the results of his development after the off-season as he possesses an abundance of physical attributes despite looking up at more experienced standouts on the depth chart. Looms as the team's strongest defensive back after only one year in the program, equaling the maximum power clean lift (330 lbs.) in the secondary ever in addition to the second-best bench press (335 lbs.) among this year's unit. Parlays that with the fastest clocking over 20 yards (2.68) among current defensive backs and the fourth-best electronic 40 time (4.66). Brings with him a physical style of play and should be an immediate asset on all special teams. Could be a valuable reserve from the line of scrimmage if he continues to improve his tackling skills and his grasp of the defense.
 6 Derrick Jones
6-1 176 So. WR

Gardena, Calif.
(Long Beach Poly HS)

- Comprehends a greater understanding of the required commitment needed to be successful at the Division I level after being in the program for more than one year. Yet a lack of optimal health has proven to be a barrier for him to perform at his best since his '06 spring arrival. Limited to fewer than 15 spring practices a year ago before missing the entire 2007 spring due to rehabilitation of 2006 injuries. His biggest asset continues to the speed that every team craves, offering glimpses of his explosive potential that could make him a game-breaker. Is very intelligent in terms of his knowledge of the game yet needs to overcome the obstacles that have prevented him from gaining experience on the field. Also competed on school's track team in 2006, running the third leg on the 4x100 relay that won its first Pac-10 title ever (39.74) and finished seventh in the NCAA meet.
68 C.E. Kaiser
6-4 290 RFr. OL

Veradale, Wash.
(Central Valley HS)

- Benefited by some of others' ailments in the spring to receive additional repetitions, which accelerated his development. Possesses all the physical tools to be a success at this level, now just needs to focus on improving his consistency. Is continuing to master program's intricate offensive scheme, which remains one of his few obstacles. Has emerged from spring drills in a position to battle for extensive playing time. Equaled the top vertical leap (27 inches) among team's offensive line, with his 330-lb. clean and 505-lb. squat surpassed by only one other of his counterparts.
 31 Justin Kam
6-1 202 So. DB

Honolulu, HI

81 Ryan Keeling
6-5 260 Jr. TE

Springfield, Ore.
(Thurston HS)

- Provides program with the prototypal tight end, possessing more size and line-of-scrimmage skills than his counterparts at the position. Attempting to refine his speed, quickness and change-of-direction during the off-season. Needs to overcome past nagging injuries and gain more consistency if he is to better position himself on the depth chart. Possesses the most experience at the post among teammates vying for the position yet had not enjoyed a great deal of success catching the ball until the Spring Game. Caught five passes for 65 yards and one score in the spring's final scrimmage. Tied for the top power clean mark during winter workouts (330 lbs.) and was second among tight ends with a 405-lb. squat.
12 Cody Kempt
6-2 210 RFr. 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.
51 Jeff Kendall
6-3 297 Jr. C

Colorado Springs, Colo.
(Air Academy HS)

- An injury-free off-season contributed to his ability to put in the needed time in the weight room and reap the benefits of his added strength and size. Coaches extremely pleased with his progress in the spring, which became a greater priority with the departure of program's three-year starter and all-conference center. His enhanced physical tools have resulted in an increase in confidence and noticeable difference in his level of play. Never relinquished his hold on the starting center position during the spring and remains as the leader heading into the fall. Shares the team's top vertical leap (27 inches) among offensive linemen and climbing the ladder among counterparts in strength comparisons after hampered by past wrist and thumb injuries.
59 Jeff King
5-11 220 Jr. LS

Long Beach, Calif.
(Wilson HS)

PERSONAL - Born Jeff Rawlings King on Dec. 12, 1985 in Long Beach, Calif. Parents: Steve and Pamela King. High School (Coach): Wilson (Lanny Mohr) 2004. College: Utah State. Major: Sociology.
48 John Laidet
6-5 225 Fr. TE

Bonanza, Ore.
(Bonanza HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - Awarded state's Class 2A Defensive Player-of-the- Year honors (The Oregonian) after helping lead the Antlers to the state championship game and an 11-2 record. Concentrated on the defensive side of the ball for most of 2006, averaging in double figures in tackles as a first-team all-Southern Cascade League linebacker. Posted 19 tackles in the state finals and added seven quarterback sacks in the semifinals. Was a major factor in school limiting the opposition to an average of nine points and 80 yards rushing per game. Parlayed playing time at fullback for the first half of last season, accounting for five touchdowns while averaging 7.0 yards per carry. Holds school's power clean record (300 lbs.) in addition to earning first-team all-state as school's center in basketball. Helped lead track team to 2007 state title by claiming championships in the shot put (51-2) and discus (155-2).
46 Matt Larkin
6-3 223 Jr. HB

Boise, Idaho
(Capital HS)

- The walk-on has out-worked much of his competition to place himself in position to contribute to team's success. Is very intelligent off the field, which carries over to enhance his benefit to the program. Makes very few assignment errors or mental mistakes and displays a blue-collar effort on a daily basis. Encountered a good spring and progressed up the depth chart as the top reserve tight end/H-back the second half of workouts. Coaches would prefer a little more size to be an every-down candidate on the line of scrimmage but tackles the little things in such a way that his contributions can't be discounted. Will certainly be a big factor on most of the Ducks' special teams. Equals the team's projected starter with a 31- inch vertical jump and tops all tight ends with a 425-lb. squat. Also clocked with the second-fast 40 time (4.85) and sets the pace in 20-yard shuttle (3.79).
16 Brady Leaf
6-5 225 Sr. QB

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

- Has provided Oregon with the luxury of a second experienced quarterback that could step in at any time and engineer the offense with little change in efficiency. Owns two career starts but could be argued that he provided a bigger spark when utilized off the bench. Yet proved that theory wrong when he went the distance against Oregon State in 2006 and did everything he could to pull off the first road win in the series since 1996 despite Oregon falling short. Has been at his best playing against Washington State, combining to complete 28-44 passes (.636) for 361 yards and three TDs in two appearances vs. the Cougars. Offers a contrast of styles compared with most of team's other quarterbacks yet is adept at avoiding would-be tacklers. Succumbed to only five quarterback sacks in his first 11 appearances under center last year before encountering a different fate vs. BYU. Is an extremely intelligent competitor who possesses a knack for stepping up in game situations. Maintains such a grasp of the offense as well as knowledge of the game that he knows where each of the other 10 players are suppose to be on the field at all times. Led all quarterbacks during winter testing with a 30-inch vertical leap and a 275-lb. power clean lift
14 Javes Lewis
6-1 185 Fr. CB

Tustin, Calif.
(Tustin HS)

26 Malachi Lewis
6-3 215 Fr. RB

Oxnard, Calif.
(Rio Mesa HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - The SuperPrep All-American was ranked among the top 25 linebackers in the country as well as among top 25 prospects in California. Afforded four-star status by and in addition to receiving votes on the Long Beach Press- Telegram's Best in the West tabulation. The Spartans' career rushing record holder (3,740 yards) accumulated 1,406 yards and 23 TDs on the ground his senior year to go along with eight catches for 242 yards. Included were 345 yards rushing and four touchdowns vs. Ventura as one of his three 200-yard rushing efforts for the Pacific View League champions. The league MVP and also caught two passes for 108 yards vs. Nordhoff. The two-time all-CIF sectional and all-state honoree contributed 2,187 yards and 24 TDs rushing in 2005. Also a track & field standout as the former two-time Junior Olympian (100m, 200m) was a member of school's fourth-place CIF state 4x100 relay finisher in 2006.
71 Mark Lewis
6-4 308 Jr. OL

Arroyo Grande, Calif.
(Arroyo Grande HS)

- Experienced a breakthrough spring in terms of putting together everything he has absorbed over the past three seasons. Exhibited a competitive spark that had previously been missing, and elicited excitement from the coaches when thinking about his future. Looms as one of team's most versatile offensive linemen, possessing the ability to play any one of five offensive line positions and play them well. Where he plays could very well be determined by the success of others as he vies for a slot among team's top five interior linemen. The two-time NCAA regional qualifier posted an outdoor personal best in the shot put (55-4 1/4) for Ducks' Pac-10 championship track & field team in addition to ranking fifth all-time on school's indoor chart (56-4).
97 Cole Linehan
6-4 295 Jr. DT

Banks, Ore.
(Banks HS)

- Injuries stood in the way of what looked like to be an outstanding year as the six-game career starter returns as one of the defensive line leaders. Missed all of spring drills while recuperating from the foot injury. Understands what it takes to be successful at this level and willing to put in the work to achieve those results. Has played in his share of big games and determined to see what he can do if he's able to play an entire season. Foot injury prevented him from achieving as much as he would like in the weight room during the winter but striving to make up for lost time. Possesses a relentless work ethic and certainly in the midst of the battle to claim a starting position.
23 Jeffrey Maehl
6-1 178 Fr. FS

Paradise, Calif.
(Paradise HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - Ranked among the top 140 prospects in California by SuperPrep, the versatile two-way athlete attracted three stars from both and Finished 20th in the CIF Northern Section in scoring (104 points) while finding his way into the end zone as a rusher, receiver, kickoff returner, punt returner and a defensive back. Completed his senior year carrying the ball 25 times for 153 yards and three touchdowns in addition to catching 40 passes for 576 yards and 11 TDs. The playmaker also snagged seven interceptions to rank eighth in the Northern Section, returned 16 punts for 284 yards (17.8 avg.), recovered one fumble and blocked one field goal. Scored TDs on a 52-yard punt return and a 34-yard interception runback in the 2006 opener vs. Las Plumas, before adding an 82-yard kickoff return into the end zone vs. Chico.
55 Casey Matthews
6-2 220 Fr. LB

Agoura Hills, Calif.
(Oaks Christian HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - The three-star honoree was ranked among the top 10 linebackers in California by SuperPrep as well as among the best 25 at his position in the country by Garnered Best in the West honorable mention acclaim by the Long Beach Press- Telegram after assisting the Lions to sixth in the final USA Today national rankings. The two-time all-Tri Valley League selection also was named defensive player of the year and all-county his junior and senior seasons while leading the team in tackles both years. Was credited with 158 tackles and two interceptions in 2006 in addition to 10 quarterback sacks for the CIF Division III state champions, who posted a 15-0 ledger. Added 132 tackles and four picks as a junior. Considered a sure tackler in the open field and utilizes quick reactions to offer strong run support.
33 Charles Neal
6-1 212 Fr. RB

Yorba Linda, Calif.
(Esperanza HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - Ranked among the top 20 running backs in California by SuperPrep, also considered one of state's best 60 prospects. The three-star recipient was afforded votes on the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West ledger. Rushed for a Sunset League-leading 1,431 yards and 14 touchdowns on 187 carries as a senior after accumulating 1,575 yards and 18 scores on the ground in 2005. Also finished third in the conference in scoring (84 points) his final prep campaign. The Aztecs finished 2006 14th in the Southern Section in rushing (288.1 avg.) en route to capping a 9-2 season with a share of the league title.
41 Daniel Padilla
6-2 210 Fr. PK

Corona, Calif.
(Corona HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - The first-team all-state choice ( and second-team EA Sports All-American finished 2006 second in the state in field goals made (14) as well as fourth in kick scoring (86 points) for the Mountain View League runners-up. Successfully converting all 44 PATs, looms as one of only six kickers in California who were perfect on point-after-touchdown attempts while attempting a minimum of 40 kicks. The first-team all-Riverside County pick established a county record for field goal accuracy, with his 88 percent field goal proficiency (14-16) surviving the challenge of a successful 52-yard try vs. Ayala. Also added a 50-yard conversion as one of three field goals vs. La Sierra, finishing the year connecting on seven three-pointers of 40 yards or more. The first-team all-CIF selection connected on five PATs in each of his first five contests as the Panthers finished the season sporting an 8-3 ledger.
19 Brian Paysinger
6-2 208 Sr. WR

Long Beach, Calif.
(Wilson HS)

- Able to parlay all of his physical gifts to his benefit last fall to enjoy a breakout campaign. Now that he returns as a proven commodity, it is up to him to refine his consistency and take his game to the next level. One of his team's most physical receivers, took advantage of the opportunity to operate from the slot and avoid defenders at the line of scrimmage. Proved to be team's most consistent wideout on a weekly basis last fall as he improved his attention to detail. Jumped out to a tremendous start last spring and has shown signs of emerging leadership skills. His 4.67 electronic 40 clocking last winter was second among players at his position following a 4.52 time in 2006. Improved his vertical leap to 34.5 inches and power clean to 330 lbs. after pacing all receivers with a 445-lb. squat.
35 Spencer Paysinger
6-3 222 RFr. SLB

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Beverly Hills HS)

- An abundance of natural ability offers excitement for the future to the point of impeding his development. Coaches were anxious to see how fast he could absorb the system in the spring, they fed him as much information he could handle while awaiting which position would best suit his talents. In the end, his progression could accelerate once his future home is determined. Is a very athletic defender who possesses agility to play the perimeter as well as the flexibility to play inside. Utilizes a great first step as well as ability to change directions. Should offer help on special teams as well as push for playing time in nickel and dime defensive packages in order to gain experience. Maintains solid lower-body strength (435-lb. squat) while working to improve his upper body.
 7 Chad Peppars
5-10 185 RFr. CB

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Loyola HS)

- One of several pleasant spring surprises in the secondary due to his accelerated pace of development. Possesses very good athletic ability, highlighted by his speed as one of Oregon's fastest defensive backs. His 4.61 electronic 40 clocking was second only to Walter Thurmond among current stalwarts following winter workouts, while his 3.87 in 200 shuttle was third. The competitor improved his strength in the off-season but can benefit from more time in the weight room. Also can learn from more experienced hands on the depth chart so won't have to be thrown in the fire until ready, but should be a factor on special teams and in multiple defensive back packages.
89 Aaron Pflugrad
5-10 172 Fr. WR

Eugene, Ore.
(Sheldon HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - Made the most of quick impressions in his lone season with the Irish as was tabbed as the best receiver in the state and among the top four overall prospects in Oregon by SuperPrep. The first-team all-state receiver (The Oregonian) and honorable mention defensive back honoree also was included on SuperPrep's Northwest Hot 100 chart. Pulled down 59 catches for 869 yards and nine touchdowns in 2006 after accumulating 38 receptions for 840 yards and 14 scores as a junior for Washington state champion Pullman High School (14-0). Sheldon finished last year ranked fourth in Oregon with an 11-1 record after losing in the state semifinals to eventual 6A state champion Jesuit Also was Midwestern League 400-meter winner in 2007 and basketball team's defensive player-of- the-year in 2006.
94 Hayden Piper
6-1 290 RFr. DT

Concord, Calif.
(Clayton Valley HS)

PERSONAL - Born Hayden William Piper on Aug. 14, 1988 in Berkeley, Calif. Parents: Steve and Tristan Piper. Family: Two sisters. High School (Coach): Clayton Valley (Herc Pardi) 2006. Major: Pre-Business Administration. Redshirt: 2006.
38 Eddie Pleasant
5-11 225 Fr. SLB

La Palma, Calif.
(Kennedy HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - Attracting three stars from and Scout. com, also received all-Orange Country player of the year, all-state and defensive player of the year accolades. Finished 2006 second in the Empire League in scoring (122 points) and third in rushing (1,356 yards), tallying 18 of his touchdowns on the ground in addition catching 20 passes for 247 yards and two more scores. Rushed for 100 yards or more in six of 11 games, including 218 and 205 yards in consecutive appearances vs. Savanna and Canyon. Scored all four TDs in a season-ending Southern Section playoff win over Anaheim (29-10). Defensively, tallied 57 tackles, 1.5 quarterback sacks, one interception and one blocked field goal as a prep senior, including 13 tackles vs. Downey, for the 10-4 Fighting Irish.
52 Terrance Pritchett
6-2 208 Fr. LB

Sacramento, Calif.
(Grant HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - Claimed SuperPrep All-America acclaim as well as four-star reviews (, while ranked among the top 30 prospects in California as well as one of the best 15 linebackers in the country. Tabulated 76 tackles, including one quarterback sack, and added three forced fumbles, two interceptions and one blocked punt his senior year. His defensive totals included 10 tackles in the 2006 season opener vs. Bakersfield. Also contributed 16 receptions for 334 yards and five scores for the Metropolitan League and Sac-Joaquin Division II sectional champions. Possesses a great knowledge of the game and benefits from playing hard as he helped lead the Pacers to an unblemished 13-0 slate last season. Contributed nine quarterback sacks among his 135 tackles his junior year.
49 Nick Reed
6-2 255 Jr. DE

Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
(Mission Viejo HS)

- While onlookers may wait for someone bigger and stronger to come along and displace the stalwart who has played in all 25 games since playing as a true freshman, they underestimate his relentless passion for the game. Exhibits a constant motor and can be counted on to always be in the right place, which contributes to his ability as an outstanding pass rusher. Displays a great work ethic and takes advantage of lessons learned from his first two seasons, while he remains unsurpassed in productivity. Improved his size and strength during the off season and remains as one of the unit's most consistent linemen. Posted defensive line's top clean lift (330 lbs.) during winter workouts and runs well, as evidenced by setting a record for players at his position in the shuttle run.
96 Terrell Robinson
5-11 188 Jr. WR

Irvine, Calif.
(Aliso Niguel HS)

PERSONAL - Born Dimitri (Terrell) Robinson on May 21, 1986 in Anaheim Hills, Calif. Parent: Ramona Wallace. Family: Three brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Aliso Niguel (Jeff Veeder) 2004. College: Saddleback. Major: Political Science.
11 Justin Roper
6-6 205 RFr. QB

Buford, Ga.
(Buford HS)

- Improved his understanding of the Oregon offense in the spring as well as his fundamentals. Characterized as a classic dropback passer who has adapted to the Ducks' offensive style. Throws the type of ball that is easy for receivers to catch. Deceiving speed and quickness for an athlete his size, recording a 5.03 electronic time in the 40 and finishing second only to Dennis Dixon in the 20-yard shuttle (3.91) among quarterbacks. Completed two of three passes for 20 yards in the Spring Game.
58 Kenny Rowe
6-3 215 Fr. DE

Long Beach, Calif.
(Poly HS)

HIGH SCHOOL - The SuperPrep All-American was voted to the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West first team after emerging as one of the best defensive end prospects in the country. The four-star recipient (, was ranked as one of the top 20 prep prospects in California and among the best 25 defensive linemen in the country by SuperPrep. The pass rushing specialist posted 31 quarterback sacks in three seasons for the Jackrabbits, including three QB takedowns on three separate occasions in 2006. Packaged 17 quarterback sacks among his 99 tackles as a senior, in addition to adding one fumble recovery and two blocked punts (one for a TD). Contributed 13 tackles vs. both Pittsburg and Millikin for the Moore League champions, who were ranked fourth in the state by USA Today. Also aided the school by securing eight receptions for 145 yards and two scores for the contingent which concluded last year with an 11-2 mark.
75 Geoff Schwartz
6-7 337 Sr. OT

Los Angeles, Calif.
(Palisades Charter HS)

- Missed all of spring drills while recovering from back surgery but is a known quality as a 23-game starter. Has the opportunity to close his career as a three-year starter and possesses the physical tools as an all-conference candidate, yet cannot afford to rest on his laurels. Parlays unique athleticism for a man his size but must utilize attributes to his advantage. Now that his back should not be a hindrance, is expected to become more physically dominant. Posted a maximum squat of 505 lbs. following 2006 winter workouts.
 8 Terence Scott
5-11 170 Jr. WR

Knoxville, Tenn.
(Central HS)

JUNIOR COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL - Ranked among the top six junior college wide receivers in the country by SuperPrep as well as included on the publication's JUCO 100. Led the Cougars in receiving each of his two seasons at the JC level as well as paced the Western State Conference in receptions as a sophomore. Grabbed 65 passes for 995 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2006, in addition to returning 13 kickoffs for 371 yards (28.5 avg.), as he was awarded four stars by both and Totals tied for third in California in receptions and ranked third in receiving yards as he accounted for 100 receiving yards or more on six of 10 occasions. Single-game bests included 14 catches for 172 yards and one score against Moorpark College as well as 10 receptions for 166 yards and four kickoff returns for another 162 yards vs. Valley College. Also second on the team in scoring (66 points) as he posted touchdowns in nine games. Averaged 141.0 all-purpose yards per outing while his lone pass attempt as a sophomore resulted in a 36-yard scoring strike vs. Ventura College. Credited with 33 catches for 682 yards and six TDs in 2005. College of the Canyons ranked sixth in the state in total offense (415.5 avg.) and led the league in passing (246.7 avg.) while finishing the year with a 5-5 record.
54 Riley Showalter
6-3 226 So. SLB

Portland, Ore.
(Central Catholic HS)

66 Pat So'oalo
6-5 332 Sr. OG

Kaneohe, Hawai'i
(Fresno City College)
(Kailua HS)

- There remains little question surrounding his physical superiority but coaches still awaiting him to reach his potential on a consistent basis. Possesses all the tools to be a dominant force, just needs to continue to refine his game. Has made strides to improve his understanding of team's offensive mission and has offered himself a better opportunity to succeed by improving his physical conditioning. Should he return in the fall with the same drive, he would place himself in the middle of the battle for a starting guard slot. Completed winter workouts second among offensive linemen with a 370-lb. bench press.
43 Michael Speed
6-4 258 Jr. 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.
84 Eric Steimer
6-1 235 Sr. LS

Bend, Ore.
(Bend HS)

- Few positions on a team are more under-appreciative unless a problem attracts unwanted attention. Yet the walk-on specialist has provided a steadying calm and consistency in the kicking game as he completes his assignments close to perfection. Is expected to handle all of team's short and long snaps for the third year in a row as one of the program's acknowledged leaders. Has improved strength and athleticism over the course of the last two years, increasing his squat pinnacle to 395 lbs. and his bench press to 300 lbs.
28 Jonathan Stewart
5-11 230 Jr. RB

Lacey, Wash.
(Timberline HS)

- Few players in school history ever have combined the strength and speed as the returning starter, who enters his junior year less than 900 yards shy of approaching the Ducks' career top- 10 lists in both rushing (1,169 yards) and all-purpose yards (2,408 yards). Posted a power clean lift of 402 lbs. during the winter of 2007 that was bettered only by NFL lineman Haloti Ngata (407 lbs.) among all-time Oregon football players. Also bench pressed 410 lbs. in 2006 that surpassed all running backs in school history, while his 4.34 hand time clocking ranks fourth all-time among the school's running backs. The 13-game career starter enters 2007 among the nominees for the Maxwell Award, presented annually to the outstanding collegiate football player in the country. Already ranks ninth on school's career list for kickoff return yards (1,050 yds.), while his 30.0-yard average stands second in Oregon annals and the school's best in more than 55 years. Packs the power that has been detrimental to him at times as his refusal to be brought down easily has made him susceptible to unnecessary punishment from would-be tacklers. But has learned to be more prudent in his decisions, electing to complement his power game with a finesse to avoid defenders rather than always challenge them head on. With two years of experience under his belt, has gained more confidence in his own abilities as he appeared more comfortable in the open field during spring workouts, yet still possesses the drive that pushes him to get better. Has also improved his ability as a receiver as well as his ball security, recording only four fumbles in 2006 while handling the football a team-high 226 times. Combined to lift a team-high 1,342 lbs. from three lifts (power, squat and bench press) during winter workouts (5.86 times his body weight), with his 555-lb. squat ranking fifth all-time among running backs and the best mark in nine years.
21 Garren Strong
6-3 203 Sr. WR

San Jose, Calif.
(Homestead HS)

- Seeks to transform his spring performances into the fall, which should be no problem once he is able to remain healthy. There has been no question as to the team's most consistent wide receiver each of the last two springs, with injuries remaining as his lone deterrent from a breakout season. Unable to fully recover from ankle in the second game of last fall but emerged as team's "goto" receiver last spring. Demonstrated excellent consistency running short and intermediate routes and has displayed the knack for going after the football. Possesses the best hands among the receiving corps, but coaches would like him to improve his ability to pick up yards after the catch. Ranked third among receivers with a 315-lb. bench press following winter workouts. Led all receivers in receptions for the second year in a row in the annual Spring Game, grabbing five passes for 71 yards in 2007.
80 Josh Syria
6-3 232 Jr. 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.
26 Tim Taylor
5-11 185 So. P

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

PERSONAL - Born Timothy O'Neill Taylor on Feb. 4, 1987 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Parents: George and Cindy Taylor. One brother, one sister. High School (Coach) Corvallis (Chris McGowan) 2005. College: Santa Barbara City. Major: Undeclared
63 Jon Teague
6-2 301 Jr. 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.
87 Josh Thomas-Dotson
6-3 228 Sr. LB

Florence, Ore.
(Siuslaw HS)

- Is a good athlete, as evidenced by his brief minor league baseball career, but looking to regain his form from his freshman year. Has demonstrated flashes of things to come but has lacked the consistency that will take him to the next level. Development also hindered over the years by search for a position he can become most productive but remains an asset on special teams. Has displayed a willingness to accept role as a veteran leader, which he can best achieve by his continued commitment to improve.
69 Bo Thran
6-5 295 RFr. 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 So. 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. The two-time Pac-10 track qualifier (110 hurdles) competed sparingly outdoors in 2007, unable to better his 14.29 PR from '06 after placing third indoors in the 2007 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation 60-meter hurdles (8.04 PR in prelims).
50 Simi Toeaina
6-4 308 So. 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.
 5 Caleb Tommasini
6-1 195 Jr. ROV

Winston, Ore.
(Oregon State)
(Douglas HS)

- The walk-on provides immediate maturity and collegiate experience, with the Ducks benefiting from his presence on special teams as well as a reserve in the secondary. Competed well in his initial fall to grab coaches' attention, and accepted the challenge of improving his deficiencies. Ranked third among defensive backs with a 330-lb. bench press during the winter and fourth with a 430-lb. squat. Credited with two assists and an interception in the Spring Game.
61 Josh Tschirgi
6-4 310 Sr. OG

Vancouver, Wash.
(Skyview HS)

- It's difficult to think of a two-year starter as underrated but he continues to perform at a high level with little fanfare. Epitomizes a "blue-collar" workhorse who does whatever is needed of him to accomplish the task at hand. Grabbed hold of the starting left guard position as a sophomore and refused to relinquish it. Is a fierce competitor who plays with a great deal of pride, and has developed into a good technician. Also has assumed the role as one of the program's senior leaders. Sat out the last half of spring drills while awaiting an ankle injury to heal but his absence was of little concern. Will be ready to assume his familiar role once fall drills open.
34 A.J. Tuitele
5-11 226 Sr. LB

Wilmington, Calif.
(Banning HS)

- Returning as the most seasoned veteran of the corps, the career 16-games starter is anxious to conclude his career on a high note. Program's most instinctive linebacker and natural playmaker provides an abundance of energy and excitement to the game, and has a knack for instilling a fire into those around him. Sees the entire field when surveying his surroundings and is not afraid to take chances. Utilizes anticipation and a command of the defense to shed blockers coming from all directions. Is confident in his own abilities and has assumed a vocal leadership role. Coaches would opt for improved strength but his mental command of the defense and determination overcome any perceived shortcomings.
39 Will Tukuafu
6-4 279 So. 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 Jr. 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.
47 Jason Turner
6-2 230 Jr. HB

La Crescenta, Calif.
(West L.A. College)
(St. Francis HS)

- Spent his first two years at Oregon at linebacker yet appeared to encounter his greatest success last year in an H-back role. Expected to be shifted full time to the offensive side of the ball this year but recovery from last fall's knee injury prevented him from taking part in spring drills. Will be utilized in the backfield as a blocking back in scrimmage situations as well as a special teams asset. Maintains a very physical mentality and tough demeanor that craves competition. Doesn't unnecessarily draw attention to his exploits yet possesses a great passion for the game and just makes plays. Injuries during the '05 spring hampered his transition from the junior college ranks. Possesses good upper-body strength, leading all tight ends with a 385-lb. bench press.
45 Terrell Turner
6-3 245 Fr. 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 Jr. 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. Also finished with the unit's second-fastest 20-yard shuttle clocking (4.41).
36 William Wallace
5-10 172 Fr. CB

West Covina, Calif.
(West Covina HS)

 2 T.J. Ward
5-11 191 So. 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.
74 Darrion Weems
6-5 300 Fr. 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 Jr. 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. Also needs to enhance his self-motivation skills and push himself when there is no one else behind him providing competition. Was clocked with position's fastest electronic 40 time (4.61) in addition to ranking as one of program's strongest receivers (1st - 352 lb. power clean; 2nd - 435 lb squat; 2nd - 340 lb. bench press).
Left Defensive End
    49 Nick Reed
    99 Jeremy Gibbs
    98 Dominic Glover
    89 Michael DiVincenzo
Left Defensive Tackle
    90 David Faaeteete
    97 Cole Linehan
    95 Tony Celotto
    50 Simi Toeaina
Right Defensive Tackle
    43 Michael Speed
    91 Ra'shon Harris
    94 Hayden Piper
Right Defensive End
    39 Will Tukuafu
    88 Brandon Bair
    58 Kenny Rowe
Weakside Linebacker
    34 A.J. Tuitele
    25 Kevin Garrett
    52 Terrance Pritchett
    44 Brandon Hanna
Middle Linebacker
    40 John Bacon
    30 Kwame Agyeman
    55 Casey Matthews
    45 Terrell Turner
    53 Erik Elshire
    87 Josh Thomas-Dotson
Strong Safety
    13 Jerome Boyd
    30 Kwame Agyeman
    38 Eddie Pleasant
    35 Spencer Paysinger
    54 Riley Showalter
Left Cornerback
    32 Jairus Byrd
    17 Willie Glasper
    18 Anthony Gildon
     7 Chad Peppars
    36 William Wallace
Free Safety
    20 Matthew Harper
     9 Ryan DePalo
     1 Marvin Johnson
    27 Titus Jackson
    14 Javes Lewis
    15 Patrick Chung
     2 T.J. Ward
    23 Jeffrey Maehl
     5 Caleb Tommasini
    29 Todd Doxey
Right Cornerback
     6 Walter Thurmond III
    37 Talmadge Jackson III
     8 Brian Butterfield
     31 Justin Kam
Special Teams
Kick Off
    85 Matt Evensen

Place Kicker
    41 Daniel Padilla
    23 Morgan Flint
    85 Matt Evensen
    80 Josh Syria
    26 Tim Taylor
    11 Justin Roper
Kick Returner
    22 Andre Crenshaw
    28 Jonathan Stewart
or 24 Jeremiah Johnson
Punt Returner
    27 Andiel Brown
     6 Derrick Jones
Long Snapper
    84 Eric Steimer
    59 Jeff King
    16 Brady Leaf
injury icon = player is injured    RS = Player hasn't played yet this year. Possible redshirt. Last Updated: 08/31/2007