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OREGON FOOTBALL 2010 ALMANAC

GENERAL INFORMATION Quick Facts___________________________ 2 Media Information_____________________ 3 Rosters_ _____________________________ 4 Depth Chart_ _________________________ 6 Season Outlook_ ______________________ 7 Composite Schedule_ _________________ 10 STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES Adams, Alston________________________ 12 Anderson_ __________________________ 13 Armstrong, Asper_____________________ 14 Bair_ _______________________________ 15 Barner______________________________ 16 Beard, Bennett_ ______________________ 17 Benyard , Boyett______________________ 18 Burrell, Be. Butterfield, Br. Butterfield_ ____ 19 Cantu, Clanton, Clark__________________ 20 Clay, Cody, Cole_ _____________________ 21 Costa, Dargan________________________ 22 D. Davis, M. Davis_ ____________________ 23 Delaney, Dungy_ _____________________ 24 Forer, Fox, Gildon_ ____________________ 25 Golpashin, Grady, Grasu, Greig_ _________ 26 Hagen, Haines, Hanna_ ________________ 27 Harris, Hart, Hawkins_ _________________ 28 Heimuli, Hoffman, Holmes______________ 29 Howell, Huff, Irvin_____________________ 30 B. Jackson, T. Jackson__________________ 31 James_ _____________________________ 32 Johnson, Jordan______________________ 33 Kaddu, Kamalani, Kaiser________________ 34 Keliikipi, J. Lewis______________________ 35 M. Lewis, Littlejohn____________________ 36 Lokombo, Lowe_ _____________________ 37 Maehl_ _____________________________ 38 Maldonado, Malone, Mathis_ ___________ 39 Matthews_ __________________________ 40 Mitchell, Murphy, Musgrove, Palmer______ 41 A. Patterson, Paulson__________________ 42 Paysinger_ __________________________ 43 Peppars, Pleasant_____________________ 44 Reed, Remington_ ____________________ 45

Rice, Rowe___________________________ 46 Rowland, Sager_______________________ 47 Scales, Seastrunk, Spickerman, Stewart_ __ 48 Stuckey, Teague_ _____________________ 49 Thomas, B. Thompson_ ________________ 50 Thran, Tiunei_________________________ 51 Turner, Wallace, Washington_ ___________ 52 Weems, White, B. Williams_ _____________ 53 D. Williams, York_ _____________________ 54 Others to Watch______________________ 55 COACHING STAFF Kelly________________________________ 57 Aliotti_ _____________________________ 58 Azzinaro, Campbell_ __________________ 59 Frost, Greatwood_ ____________________ 60 Helfrich_____________________________ 61 Neal, Osborne________________________ 62 Pellum______________________________ 63 Radcliffe, DFO: Hawkins________________ 64 GAs: Brasfield, Miller___________________ 65 Football Support Staff_ ________________ 65 2009 SEASON REVIEW Starters Game-by-Game_ ______________ 67 Team Statistics_ ______________________ 68 Results______________________________ 68 Individual Statistics_ __________________ 68 Defensive Leaders_ ___________________ 70 Individual Game-by-Game______________ 71 Oregon Scoring Drives_________________ 73 Opponent Scoring Drives______________ 74 Red Zone Efficiency_ __________________ 75 Individual and Team Game Highs_ _______ 76 Game Summaries_____________________ 77 Awards and Honors_ __________________ 90 PAC-10 CONFERENCE 2009 Standings_______________________ 91 2009 All-Conference Team______________ 91 2009 All-Academic Team_ ______________ 91 2009 Conference Statistics______________ 92 2010-11 Bowl Schedule________________ 95

OREGON FOOTBALL HISTORY Individual Single-Game Records_________ 97 Individual Season Records______________ 99 Individual Career Records_ ____________ 101 Individual Records Summary___________ 103 Team Records Summary_______________ 105 The Last Time...______________________ 105 Annual Leaders______________________ 107 Annual Team Statistics________________ 110 1,000-yard Rushers___________________ 112 100-yard Rushers_ ___________________ 114 100-yard Receivers___________________ 119 250-yard Passers_____________________ 122 300-yard Passers_____________________ 123 Hall of Fame Ducks___________________ 124 Ducks in the NFL Draft________________ 125 Ducks in the Super Bowl_ _____________ 126 All-Americans_______________________ 127 Honor Roll__________________________ 128 All-Conference Honors________________ 129 Senior Postseason Participants_ ________ 130 Oregon Award Winners_ ______________ 131 Notable Oregon Standouts_ ___________ 134 All-Time Lettermen___________________ 139 Annual Coaching Ledger______________ 143 Year-by-Year Results__________________ 145 UO All-Time vs. Opponents_ ___________ 151 UO vs. 2010 Opponents_______________ 152 All-Time National Rankings_ ___________ 154 Homecoming History_________________ 155 Oregon Bowl Tradition________________ 156 Bowl Record Book_ __________________ 156 Bowl Game Summaries_ ______________ 162 Autzen Stadium_ ____________________ 174 All-Time Top Crowds__________________ 174 Autzen Stadium Records_ _____________ 175 Year-by-Year Attendance______________ 176 OREGON ADMINISTRATION President Richard Lariviere_ ___________ 179 AD Rob Mullens_ ____________________ 179

The Ducks honored military personnel and their families at the 2010 Spring Game


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115TH SEASON OF OREGON FOOTBALL GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Oregon

2010 FOOTBALL ALMANAC

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eugene, Ore. Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1876 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22,900 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ducks Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Green and Yellow Stadium (Capacity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Autzen (54,000) Playing Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FieldTurf Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pacific-10 First Football Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1894 President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Lariviere Faculty Representative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James O’Fallon Athletics Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.GoDucks.com

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT • (541) 346-4481

Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Mullens Executive Sr. Associate Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Bartko Executive Sr. Associate Athletics Director/SWA . . . . . . . Reneé Baumgartner Executive Sr. Associate Athletics Director/Finance & Admin. . . . . Jamie Moffitt Sr. Associate AD/Facilities, Events & Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Duncan Sr. Associate AD/External Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Giansante Sr. Associate AD/Compliance & Academic Services . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Gray Sr. Associate AD/FB Admin. & Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Hawkins Sr. Associate AD/Business & Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Larson Sr. Associate AD/External Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Marlow Associate AD/Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hal Abrams Associate AD/Operations & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Beals Associate AD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vin Lananna Associate AD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Herb Yamanaka

FOOTBALL STAFF • (541) 346-3825

Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chip Kelly (New Hampshire ‘90) Record at Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3, .769/8-1 Pac-10, .889 (second year) Career Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . same Assistant Coaches Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers . . . . . . Nick Aliotti (UC Davis ‘76) Defensive Line . . . . . . . . Jerry Azzinaro (American International College ‘81) Running Backs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Campbell (UCLA ‘73) Wide Receivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Frost (Nebraska ‘97) Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator . . . Steve Greatwood (Oregon ‘80) Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks . . . . Mark Helfrich (Southern Oregon ‘96) Defensive Secondary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Neal (BYU ‘80) Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends . . . . . Tom Osborne (Washington State ‘83) Inside Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator . . . . . . . Don Pellum (Oregon ‘85) Strength & Conditioning Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Radcliffe (Pacific ’80) Support Staff Sr. Assoc. AD/Dir. of FB Operations . . . . . Jeff Hawkins (Bridgewater State ’89) Asst. AD/Student Athlete Development . . . . . . James Harris III (Nebraska ‘00) Academic Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . Tim Bruegman (Eastern Washington ‘96) Asst. Director of FB Operations/Recruiting . . . . . . . Jim Fisher (Michigan ‘05) Asst. Director of FB Operations/Internal . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Wiest (Oregon ’04) Asst. Director of FB Operations/Teamwork . . . . . . . Josh Gibson (Oregon, ‘07) Graduate Assistant, Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Miller (Massachusetts ‘07) Graduate Assistant, Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Brasfield (TCU ‘96) Interns . . . . . . . . Greg Austin, Erik Chinander, Matthew Harper, Mike Keldorf Asst. Strength & Cond. Coach . . . . . . . . Geoff Ginther (Miami University ’84) Director of Athletic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Greg Skaggs (Creighton ’88) Assoc. Dir., Athletic Medicine/Football . . . . . . . . . Kevin Steil (Chico State ’89) Assoc. Dir., Athletic Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kim Terrell (Oregon ’81) Team Physicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Robert Crist (Indiana ‘61) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Ken Singer (M.I.T. ’61) Executive Assistant AD/Media Services . . . . . . . . David Williford (Kansas ‘77) Asst. Director of Media Services . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy McNamara (Maine ‘96) Equipment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Conrad (Oregon) Asst. Equipment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenny Farr (Oregon ‘02) Video Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Pohl (Georgetown College ’92) Asst. Video Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Day (Purdue ‘07) Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Callie Evans (Oregon ‘08)

FOOTBALL FACTS

2009 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3 2009 Pac-10 Record/Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1/1st 2009 Final National Ranking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 11 USA Today/No. 11 AP All-Time Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 566-469-46 (.545) All-Time Pac-10 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263-302-20 (.467) Lettermen Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46/20 Starters Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17/5 All-Time Bowl Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-14 Bowl Appearances Since 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 BCS Bowl Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Last BCS Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Rose Bowl Game vs. Ohio State (L, 17-26) Offensive Starters Returning (9) LT Bo Thran (Sr.), LG Carson York (So.), C Jordan Holmes (Sr.), RG Mark Asper (Jr.), RT C.E. Kaiser (Sr.), WR D.J. Davis (Sr., 23 rec, 233 yds, 2 TD), WR Jeff Maehl (Sr., 53 rec, 696 yds, 6 TD), WR Lavasier Tuinei (Jr., 24 rec, 217 yds), RB LaMichael James (So., 230 att, 1546 yds, 14 TD) Offensive Starters Lost (2) TE Ed Dickson (42 rec, 551 yds, 6 TD), QB Jeremiah Masoli (177-305-6, 2147 yds, 15 TD; 121 att, 668 yds, 13 TD) Defensive Starters Returning (8) DT Brandon Bair (Sr., 45 TT, 8.5 TFL), DE Kenny Rowe (Sr., 43 TT, 11.5 sacks), LB Casey Matthews (Sr., 81 TT, 3.0 sacks), LB Spencer Paysinger (Sr., 81 TT, 8.0 TFL), S John Boyett (So., 90 TT, 3 INT), LB/S Eddie Pleasant (Jr., 54 TT, 4.5 sacks, 3 FR), ROV Javes Lewis (78 TT, 2 INT, 3 FF), CB Talmadge Jackson III (Sr., 50 TT, 4 INT) Defensive Starters Lost (3) DT Blake Ferras (37 TT, 4.5 TFL), DE Will Tukuafu (36 TT, 6.5 TFL), S T.J. Ward (68 TT, 2.5 TFL) Specialists Returning (4) KO Rob Beard (So., 87 KO, 63.0 avg), P Jackson Rice (So., 61 PNT, 40.5 avg), KR/PR Kenjon Barner (So., 41 KR, 24.9 avg, 1 TD; 13 PR, 10.5 avg), HLD Nate Costa (Sr.) Specialists Lost (2) PK Morgan Flint (16-19 FG, 54-54 PAT), PR Walter Thurmond III (11, 15.0 avg. 1 TD)

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Sept. 11 at Tennessee Hilton Knoxville Airport 2001 Alcoa Hwy Alcoa, TN 37701 856-970-4300

Oct. 30 at USC Omni Los Angeles Hotel at Calif. Plaza 251 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-617-3300

Sept. 25 at Arizona State Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa 1011 W Holmes Avenue Mesa, AZ 85210 480-833-5555

Nov. 13 at California Marriott Walnut Creek 2355 North Main Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 925-934-2000

Oct. 9 at Washington State Red Lion Lewiston 621 21st Street Lewiston, ID 83501 208-748-1033

2010 SCHEDULE S4 S11 S18 S25 O2 O9 O21 O30 N6 N13 N26 D4

NEW MEXICO Eugene at Tennessee Knoxville PORTLAND STATE Eugene *at Arizona State Tempe *STANFORD Eugene *at Washington St. Pullman *UCLA Eugene *at USC Los Angeles *WASHINGTON Eugene *at California Berkeley *ARIZONA Eugene *at Oregon State Corvallis

* Pacific-10 Conference Game

2009 RESULTS

S3 at (14) Boise State L 8 -19 S12 PURDUE W 38 -36 S19 (18) UTAH W 31 -24 S26 *(6) CALIFORNIA W 42 -3 O3 *WASHINGTON ST W 52 -6 O10 *at UCLA W 24 -10 O24 *at Washington W 43 -19 O31 *(4) USC W 47 -20 N7 *at Stanford L 42 -51 N14 *ARIZONA STATE W 44 -21 N21 *at Arizona W 44 -41 2ot D3 *(13) OREGON ST. W 37 -33 J1 ^vs. (8) Ohio State L 17 -26 * Pacific-10 Conference Game ^Rose Bowl Game


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MEDIA INFORMATION MEDIA AVAILABILITY

INTERVIEW POLICIES

All interview requests for players and coaches require 24 hours notice and must go through the Media Services Office. Interviews will take place during a 15-minute window at the conclusion of each practice. No player interviews will be granted on the day before a game.

CREDENTIALS

Requests for press box and photo credentials for all games at Autzen Stadium must be made as far in advance as possible to the Director of Media Services. When time permits, credentials will be mailed. Otherwise, credentials will be left at Will Call, located at the ticket booth near the South Gate. Defined priority for receiving credentials will be as follows: (1) Representatives of outlets requiring daily deadlines, commercial television stations, OSN affiliate radio stations, nationally circulated publications and outlets who regularly cover the visiting team; (2) Area weekly and periodical publications, radio stations not affiliated with the OSN and additional campus outlets. Outlets that regularly cover the Ducks will receive a higher priority possible. Visiting representatives also are encouraged to inform their local SID of pending coverage. Only outlets producing audited circulation or audience totals will be granted working credentials.

PARKING

A limited number of parking passes will be made available through the Oregon Media Services Office. Access to parking (Lots 8 and 9) may be obtained via Leo Harris Parkway directly south of the stadium press box.

TELEPHONES & INTERNET

Oregon will have telephones in the press box for use with third-party, collect or credit card calls only. Access instructions for wireless internet can be obtained outside the Media Services workroom.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

All photographers must check out a photo vest prior to kickoff at the Media Services workroom in the press box. Credentialed personnel working the sidelines must obey the NCAA rules pertaining to sideline boundaries. Photographers are to be no closer than six feet to the playing field and must be outside the 25-yard lines at each end of the field. Photographers are not allowed inside the team boxes. Passes and vests must be worn in an easily visible manner by all ­photographers in all weather conditions. A work area to send digital photos is located underneath the stands in the east end zone. Television videographers wishing to setup tripods in the Casanova Center Press Room prior to the game for the post-game press conference must do so twoand-a-half hours before kickoff.

LOCKER ROOMS

Oregon’s locker room is located in the Casanova Center, west of Autzen Stadium. The visitor’s locker room is located underneath the west end of Autzen Stadium. The home locker room is closed following the game, but Oregon’s postgame interviews are conducted in an adjacent media room located in the Casanova Center. For the visiting team’s postgame interview policy, contact the visiting SID.

OSN RADIO NETWORK

The Oregon Sports Network begins its 24th season of operation within the athletics departments, continuing to broadcast all Oregon football, men’s and women’s basketball contests and coaches shows exclusively along its state-wide affiliate network. Veteran Oregon sportscaster Jerry Allen, now in his 24th year as the Ducks’ popular radio play-byplay voice, is joined by former UO quarterback Mike Jorgensen for his 21st season. The cornerstones of the Oregon Sports Network are Cumulus Broadcasting (KUGN, 590-AM) in Eugene/Springfield and Alpha Broadcasting (95.5 The Game [FM]) in Portland. KUGN has been the Eugene broadcast partner for the last 16 years, while KXL has been part of the network since its inception.

OSN TELEVISION NETWORK

Select Oregon football games will be televised and tape delayed over the Oregon Sports Network on Comcast SportsNet Northwest (37) throughout the states of Oregon and Washington. Joe Giansante handles the play-by-play duties for Oregon Sports Network TV programming, while former Oregon defensive back and 13-year NFL veteran Anthony Newman returns for an eighth year as an analyst for the TV network. Televised replays (when not conflicting with the Pac-10 TV contracts) typically air Saturdays at 11 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

OREGON MEDIA SERVICES Len Casanova Center 2727 Leo Harris Parkway, Suite 244 Eugene, OR 97401 PH: 541-346-5488 F: 541-346-5449

David Williford

Exec. Assistant AD/Media Services Direct: 541-346-2251 Home: 541-729-6801 E-mail: diw@uoregon.edu

Andy McNamara

Assistant Director Direct: 541-346-2253 Home: 541-543-0123 E-mail: mcnamara@uoregon.edu

MEDIA SERVICES STAFF

Chris Geraghty Assistant Director - M Basketball/Soccer 541-346-7332 • chrisg@uoregon.edu Geoff Thurner Assistant Director - Volleyball/Softball/W Golf 541-346-2250 • gthurner@uoregon.edu Greg Walker Associate Director - Track & Field/XC 541-346-2252 • gswalker@uoregon.edu Joe Waltasti Intern - Lacrosse/S & G/M & W Tennis 541-346-5532 • waltasti@uoregon.edu Andria Wenzel Assistant Director - W Basketball/Baseball 541-346-0962 • awenzel@uoregon.edu Kim Johannsen Administrative Assistant - Football Credentials 541-346-5475 • kjohanns@uoregon.edu

AUTZEN PRESS BOX: 541-346-7074

GENERAL INFORMATION

Chip Kelly will be available to all media via a weekly teleconference every Monday beginning at 11:30 a.m. (PT). Participants may take part in the media availability in person at the Casanova Center or on the phone. To gather more information on the availability or notify the Office of Media Services of your intent to take part, please call (541) 346-5488.


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2010 FOOTBALL ALMANAC

2010 OREGON FOOTBALL ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

NUMERICAL

GENERAL INFORMATION

No. Name

Pos.

1 Marvin Johnson

S

1 Darron Thomas

QB

2 Dontae Williams

RB

3 Bryan Bennett

QB

3 Marcus Davis 4 Erick Dargan

S S

4 Josh Huff

WR

5 Remene Alston Jr.

RB

6 Keanon Lowe

WR

6 Dior Mathis

CB

7 Nate Costa

QB

7 Chad Peppars

ROV

8 Brian Butterfield

ROV

9 Blake Cantu 10 D.J. Davis

WR WR

11 Eddie Pleasant

ROV

12 Brian Jackson

DB

13 Cliff Harris

CB

14 Dustin Haines

QB

14 Javes Lewis

ROV

15 Lache Seastrunk

RB

16 Daryle Hawkins

QB

17 James Scales

DB

18 Anthony Gildon

CB

19 Eric Dungy

WR

20 John Boyett

FS

21 LaMichael James 22 Derrick Malone Jr.

RB S/LB

23 Jeff Maehl

WR

24 Kenjon Barner

RB

25 Boseko Lokombo

LB

26 Malachi Lewis

TE

27 Terrance Mitchell

DB

28 Scott Grady

CB

30 Nick Cole

WR

31 Kenny Bassett

RB

31 Avery Patterson

CB

32 Andres Reed

RB

33 Tyrell Irvin

DE

35 Spencer Paysinger

LB

36 Will Wallace

CB

37 Anthony Blake

RB

37 Talmadge Jackson III

CB

38 Mike Garrity

LB

40 Blake Thompson

LB

41 Alejandro Maldonado K/P 41 Blake Stanton

WR

42 David Paulson

TE

43 Bryson Littlejohn

LB

44 Brandon Hanna

LB

45 Terrell Turner

DE

46 Michael Clay

LB

No. 98 5 93 78 51

Name Pos. Ht. Adams, Steve DT 6-5 Alston Jr., Remene RB 5-8 Anderson, Anthony DE 6-4 Armstrong, Karrington OL 6-2 Ava, Isaac LB 5-10

Wt. DOB 275 1/23/91 200 10/3/87 233 11/13/91 283 2/21/91 251 6/20/92

Cl.-Exp. Fr.-RS* Sr.-3L* Fr-RS* Fr-RS* Fr.-HS

Hometown (Last School/HS) Medford, OR (Portland St./South Medford) Greensboro, NC (Page) Spring Valley, CA (Helix) Reno, NV (McQueen) Ewa Beach, HI (St. Louis)

79 88 24 31 93

Asper, Mark Bair, Brandon Barner, Kenjon Bassett, Kenny Beard, Rob

OL DT RB RB PK

322 11/8/85 272 11/24/84 180 4/28/89 175 10/30/92 218 4/26/90

Jr.-2L* Sr.-3L* So.-1L* Fr.-HS So.-1L*

Idaho Falls, ID (Bonneville) St. Anthony, ID (South Fremont) Riverside, CA (Notre Dame) Beverly Hills, CA (Beverly Hills) Fullerton, CA (Troy)

3 71 37 20 75

Bennett, Bryan Benyard III, Everett Blake, Anthony Boyett, John Burrell, Jamaal

QB 6-2 183 3/6/92 OL 6-7 315 5/13/91 RB 5-10 190 1/26/91 FS 5-10 198 12/20/89 OL 6-4 306 10/8/91

Fr.-HS Fr.-RS* So.-TR So.-1L* Fr.-RS*

Encino, CA (Crespi) San Diego, CA (Cathedral Catholic) Portland, OR (Holy Cross/Jesuit) Napa, CA (Napa) Fontana, CA (Dominguez)

92 8 9 60 99

Butterfield, Ben Butterfield, Brian Cantu, Blake Clanton, Ryan Clark, Zac

WR ROV WR OL DT

6/4/91 7/17/88 8/1/89 1/16/90 5/2/89

Fr.-RS* Sr.-2L* Fr.-RS* Jr.-JC Sr.-1L

Sherwood, OR (Sherwood) Sherwood, OR (Sherwood) Southlake, TX (Carroll) Bakersfield, CA (CC of San Francisco/Bakersfield Christian) Wichita, KS (Butler County C.C./North)

46 61 30 7 4

Clay, Michael Cody, Nick Cole, Nick Costa, Nate Dargan, Erick

LB 5-11 225 8/30/91 OL 6-5 296 12/13/89 WR 6-3 195 6/11/91 QB 6-1 210 5/15/88 S 5-11 206 7/28/92

So.-1L So.-1L* Fr.-RS* Sr.-1L* Fr.-HS

San Jose, CA (Bellarmine College Prep) Brush Prairie, WA (Hockinson) Concord, CA (Clayton Valley) Hilmar, CA (Hilmar) Pittsburg, CA (Pittsburg)

10 3 84 19 64

Davis, D.J. Davis, Marcus Delaney, Chad Dungy, Eric Forer, Max

WR 6-1 205 S 5-11 187 WR 6-0 179 WR 6-1 177 C 6-3 267

1/4/89 1/12/91 10/8/90 1/12/92 5/5/88

Sr.-3L So.-TR Fr.-RS* Fr.-HS Sr.-1L*

Denver, CO (Montbello) League City, TX (University of Texas/Clear Creek) Elmira, OR (Elmira) Tampa, FL (Plant) Santa Monica, CA (Santa Monica)

57 38 18 70 28

Fox, Trevor Garrity, Mike Gildon, Anthony Golpashin, Ramsen Grady, Scott

OL LB CB OL CB

290 9/13/90 221 4/15/91 185 12/21/88 275 12/27/88 180 11/4/89

Fr.-RS* Fr.-HS Jr.-1L* Jr.-SQ* So.-1L*

Temecula, CA (Chaparral) San Carlos, CA (Archbishop Riordan) Simi Valley, CA (Oaks Christian) Saugus, CA (Saugus) Tigard, OR (Tigard)

52 63 60 14 44

Grasu, Hroniss Greig, Mana Hagen, Ryan Haines, Dustin Hanna, Brandon

OL 6-3 274 8/12/91 OL 5-11 291 2/15/90 DT 6-3 284 1/5/91 QB 6-3 200 6/12/91 DE 6-2 234 10/29/88

Fr.-HS Fr.-RS* Fr.-RS* Fr.-RS* Jr.-1L*

Encino, CA (Crespi) Kailua, HI (St. Louis) Brea, CA (Troy) Eugene, OR (South Eugene) Coeur d’Alene, ID (Lake City)

13 66 16 90 81

Harris, Cliff Hart, Taylor Hawkins, Daryle Heimuli, Ricky Hoffman, Justin

CB 5-11 180 12/12/90 DT 6-6 262 2/22/91 QB 6-4 192 12/28/90 DT 6-4 318 9/18/91 WR 6-1 201 8/30/89

So.-1L Fr.-RS* Fr.-RS* Fr.-HS So.-1L*

Fresno, CA (Edison) Tualatin, OR (Tualatin) Omaha, NE (Omaha Central) Glendale, UT (Brighton) Eugene, OR (Churchill)

54 50 4 33 12

Holmes, Jordan Howell, Drew Huff, Josh Irvin, Tyrell Jackson, Brian

C 6-5 300 5/16/88 LS 6-2 217 6/12/92 WR 5-11 201 10/14/91 DE 6-1 231 1/1/88 DB 5-10 192 11/15/90

Sr.-3L* Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Sr.-1L* Fr.-RS*

Yuba City, CA (Yuba City) Tehachapi, CA (Tehechapi) Houston, TX (Nimitz) Denver, CO (Mount San Antonio/Aurora) Hoover, AL (Hoover)

37 21 1 96 56

Jackson III, Talmadge James, LaMichael Johnson, Marvin Jordan, Dion Kaddu, Josh

CB RB ROV DE LB

Sr.-3L So.-1L* Sr.-3L* So.-1L* Jr.-2L

Murrieta, CA (Chaparral) Texarkana, TX (Liberty-Eylau) Compton, CA (Dominguez) Chandler, AZ (Chandler) Vacaville, CA (Vacaville)

6-7 6-7 5-11 5-9 6-0

6-0 6-0 6-0 6-5 6-2

6-5 6-1 6-1 6-4 5-11

5-10 5-9 5-11 6-7 6-3

180 183 193 294 270

188 3/19/89 185 10/22/89 210 4/28/88 231 3/5/90 235 3/12/90


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NUMERICAL No. Name 49 Jackson Rice

Name Kaiser, C.E. Kamalani, Keloni Keliikipi, Wade Lewis, Javes Lewis, Malachi

Pos. OL LB DT ROV TE

Ht. 6-4 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-4

Wt. DOB 290 11/2/87 209 8/1/91 289 7/21/91 190 12/11/88 216 7/26/89

Cl.-Exp. Sr.-3L* Fr.-RS* Fr.-RS* Jr.-2L* Sr.-3L

Hometown (Last School/HS) Veradale, WA (Central Valley) Kihei, HI (Kamehameha Maui) Waianae, HI (Waianae) Tustin, CA (Tustin) Oxnard, CA (Rio Mesa)

43 25 6 23 41

Littlejohn, Bryson Lokombo, Boseko Lowe, Keanon Maehl, Jeff Maldonado, Alejandro

LB 6-1 LB 6-3 WR 5-9 WR 6-1 K/P 5-10

225 3/30/89 223 10/15/90 173 3/21/92 184 1/16/89 198 8/12/91

Sr.-1L Fr.-RS* Fr.-HS Sr.-3L Fr.-HS

Elk Grove, CA (Sierra C.C./Laguna Creek) Abbotsford, B.C. (W.J. Mouat Secondary) Portland, OR (Jesuit) Paradise, CA (Paradise) Colton, CA (Colton)

22 6 55 27 90

Malone Jr., Derrick Mathis, Dior Matthews, Casey Mitchell, Terrance Murphy, Will

S/LB CB LB DB WR

6-2 5-9 6-2 6-0 6-2

199 180 235 183 176

6/4/92 3/1/92 1/16/89 5/17/92 5/15/90

Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Sr.-3L Fr.-HS So.-SQ*

Colton, CA (Colton) Detroit, MI (Cass Tech) Agoura Hills, CA (Oaks Christian) Sacramento, CA (Luther Burbank) Albany, OR (West Albany)

62 59 31 42 35

Musgrove, Nick Palmer, Jeff Patterson, Avery Paulson, David Paysinger, Spencer

DE LS CB TE LB

6-2 5-10 5-10 6-4 6-3

228 199 180 241 231

7/16/89 5/2/89 3/21/91 2/22/89 6/28/88

Jr.-SQ* So.-1L* Fr.-RS* Jr.-1L* Sr.-3L*

Eugene, OR (Churchill) Dana Point, CA (Santa Margarita) Pittsburg, CA (Pittsburg) Auburn, WA (Riverside) Los Angeles, CA (Beverly Hills)

7 11 32 65 49

Peppars, Chad Pleasant, Eddie Reed, Andres Remington, Isaac Rice, Jackson

ROV ROV RB DT P

5-10 5-11 6-0 6-4 6-3

189 8/28/88 213 12/17/88 218 1/27/85 262 6/16/89 220 6/8/91

Sr.-1L* Jr.-2L* Jr.-JC* Jr.-JC So.-1L

Los Angeles, CA (Loyola) La Palma, CA (Kennedy) Medford, OR (Coll. of Siskiyous/S. Medford) Queen Creek, AZ (Phoenix College/Valley Christian) Moraga, CA (Campolindo)

58 72 97 17 15

Rowe, Kenny Rowland, Nick Sager, Clint Scales, James Seastrunk, Lache

DE OL TE DB RB

6-3 6-4 6-3 5-10 5-9

232 4/22/89 314 1/30/92 237 10/18/90 190 5/5/92 188 7/29/91

Sr.-3L Fr.-HS Fr.-RS* Fr.-HS Fr.-HS

Long Beach, CA (Poly) Peoria, AZ (Centennial) Grants Pass, OR (Hidden Valley) Greensboro, NC (Northern Guilford) Temple, TX (Temple)

48 73 41 64 53

Solis, Eric Spickerman, Brenton Stanton, Blake Stewart, Jennings Stuckey, Dewitt

K 5-10 182 OL 6-6 266 WR 5-11 216 LB 6-3 211 LB 5-11 221

12/9/91 1/16/91 2/22/92 8/12/89 2/4/89

Fr.-HS Fr.-RS* Fr.-HS So.-SQ* Jr.-2L

Sherman Oaks, CA (Notre Dame) West Linn, OR (Jesuit) Los Angeles, CA (Crespi) Grants Pass, OR (Grants Pass) Stockton, CA (Lincoln)

86 95 1 40 59

Teague, Brian Tett, Brandon Thomas, Darron Thompson, Blake Thompson, Grant

TE 6-3 246 10/25/90 DT 6-0 298 5/26/87 QB 6-3 212 5/23/90 LB 5-11 230 5/20/89 LB 5-11 213 8/23/91

Fr.-RS* Sr.-JC* So.-1L* Jr.-SQ* Fr.-HS

Portland, OR (David Douglas) Gresham, OR (Arizona Western C.C./Barlow) Houston, TX (Aldine) Cottage Grove, OR (Cottage Grove) Cottage Grove, OR (Cottage Grove)

69 80 45 36 91 74 83 87 2 77

Thran, Bo Tuinei, Lavasier Turner, Terrell Wallace, Will Washington, Tony Weems, Darrion White, Curtis Williams, Brandon Williams, Dontae York, Carson

OL 6-5 281 11/17/87 WR 6-5 206 9/29/90 DE 6-3 261 5/4/89 CB 5-10 189 11/8/88 DE 6-3 245 6/1/92 OL TE TE RB OL

6-5 6-4 6-4 5-11 6-5

292 9/11/88 250 12/21/91 237 10/12/87 207 11/21/90 286 6/14/89

Sr.-2L* Jr.-1L Jr.-1L* Jr.-SQ* Fr.-HS Jr.-1L* Fr.-HS Jr.-JC* Fr.-HS So.-1L*

Pos. P

50 Drew Howell

LS

51 Isaac Ava

LB

52 Hroniss Grasu

OL

53 Dewitt Stuckey

LB

54 Jordan Holmes

C

55 Casey Matthews

LB

56 Josh Kaddu

LB

57 Trevor Fox

OL

57 Keloni Kamalani

LB

58 Kenny Rowe

DE

59 Jeff Palmer

LS

59 Grant Thompson

LB

60 Ryan Hagen

DT

60 Ryan Clanton

OL

61 Nick Cody

OL

62 Nick Musgrove

DE

63 Mana Greig

OL

64 Max Forer

C

64 Jennings Stewart

LB

65 Isaac Remington

DT

66 Taylor Hart

DT

68 C.E. Kaiser

OL

69 Bo Thran

OL

70 Ramsen Golpashin

OL

71 Everett Benyard III

OL

72 Nick Rowland

OL

73 Brenton Spickerman

OL

74 Darrion Weems

OL

75 Jamaal Burrell

OL

77 Carson York

OL

78 Karrington Armstrong OL

Gresham, OR (Barlow) Arcadia, IN (Golden West C.C./Hamilton Heights)

Los Angeles, CA (Crenshaw) West Covina, CA (West Covina) Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Los Osos) Winnetka, CA (Taft) Eugene, OR (Sheldon) Merrionette Park, IL (Joliet JC/Eisenhower) Houston, TX (Aldine) Coeur d’Alene, ID (Lake City)

*Utilized Redshirt Year

ROSTER AS OF AUGUST 27, 2010

79 Mark Asper

OL

80 Lavasier Tuinei

WR

81 Justin Hoffman

WR

83 Curtis White

TE

84 Chad Delaney

WR

86 Brian Teague

TE

87 Brandon Williams

TE

88 Brandon Bair

DT

90 Ricky Heimuli

DT

90 Will Murphy

WR

91 Tony Washington

DE

92 Ben Butterfield

WR

92 Wade Keliikipi

DT

93 Anthony Anderson

DE

93 Rob Beard

PK

95 Brandon Tett

DT

96 Dion Jordan

DE

97 Clint Sager

TE

98 Steve Adams

DT

99 Zac Clark

DT

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No. 68 57 92 14 26

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Oregon

2010 FOOTBALL ALMANAC

2010 OREGON DEPTH CHART

GENERAL INFORMATION

OFFENSE

Pos. No. WR 10 81 LT 69 61 LG 77 63 C 54 64 RG 68 70 RT 79 74 TE 42 26 or 87 WR 80 4 WR 23 9 or 90 QB 1 7 RB 24 5

Player D.J. Davis Justin Hoffman Bo Thran Nick Cody Carson York Mana Greig Jordan Holmes Max Forer C.E. Kaiser Ramsen Golpashin Mark Asper Darrion Weems David Paulson Malachi Lewis Brandon Williams Lavasier Tuinei Josh Huff Jeff Maehl Blake Cantu Will Murphy Darron Thomas Nate Costa Kenjon Barner Remene Alston

Ht. 6-1 6-1 6-5 6-5 6-5 5-11 6-5 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-5 5-11 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-1 5-11 5-8

Wt. 205 201 281 296 286 291 300 267 290 275 322 292 241 216 237 206 201 184 193 176 212 210 180 200

Cl.-Exp. Sr.-3L So.-1L* Sr.-2L* So.-1L* So.-1L* Fr.-RS* Sr.-3L* Sr.-1L* Sr.-3L* Jr.-SQ* Jr.-2L* Jr.-1L* Jr.-1L* Sr.-3L Jr.-JC* Jr.-1L Fr.-HS Sr.-3L Fr.-RS* So.-SQ* So.-1L* Sr.-1L* So.-1L* Sr.-3L*

SGP 12 5 13 10 13 0 13 4 13 3 13 13 13 3 0 12 0 13 0 0 0 12 13 5

CGP 33 5 27 10 13 0 34 7 33 4 20 16 14 29 0 12 0 39 0 0 5 14 13 19

Player Ht. Terrell Turner 6-3 Dion Jordan 6-7 Brandon Bair 6-7 Taylor Hart 6-6 Zac Clark 6-2 Wade Keliikipi 6-2 Kenny Rowe 6-3 Brandon Hanna 6-2 Casey Matthews 6-2 Bryson Littlejohn 6-1 Spencer Paysinger 6-3 Michael Clay 5-11 Josh Kaddu 6-3 Boseko Lokombo 6-3 Anthony Gildon 6-1 Chad Peppars 5-10 John Boyett 5-10 Javes Lewis 6-1 Eddie Pleasant 5-11 Marvin Johnson 5-11 Talmadge Jackson III 5-10 Scott Grady 5-11

Wt. 261 231 272 262 270 289 232 234 235 225 231 225 235 223 185 189 198 190 213 210 188 180

Cl.-Exp. Jr.-1L* So.-1L* Sr.-3L* Fr.-RS* Sr.-1L Fr.-RS* Sr.-3L Jr.-1L* Sr.-3L Sr.-1L Sr.-3L* So.-1L Jr.-2L Fr.-RS* Jr.-1L* Sr.-1L* So.-1L* Jr.-2L* Jr.-2L* Sr.-3L* Sr.-3L So.-1L*

SGP 13 6 13 0 13 0 13 5 13 11 13 13 7 0 8 7 13 13 13 13 13 7

CGP 17 6 39 0 13 0 39 9 37 11 39 13 13 0 17 12 13 26 25 36 39 7

Wt. 182 185 182 185 220 185 180 188 180 188 213 199 210 212

Cl. Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS So.-1L* Fr.-HS So.-1L* Sr.-3L So.-1L* Sr.-3L Fr.-HS So.-1L* Sr.-1L* So.-1L*

SGP 0 0 0 0 13 0 13 13 13 13 0 12 12 0

CGP 0 0 0 0 13 0 13 39 13 39 0 12 14 5

DEFENSE

Pos. No. DE 45 96 DT 88 66 DT 99 92 DE 58 44 MLB 55 43 WLB 35 46 SLB 56 25 LCB 18 7 FS 20 14 ROV 11 1 RCB 37 28

SPECIALISTS

Pos. PK KO P KR PR LS HLD

No. 48 41 48 41 49 41 24 37 24 37 50 59 7 1

Player Eric Solis Alejandro Maldonado Eric Solis Alejandro Maldonado Jackson Rice Alejandro Maldonado Kenjon Barner Talmadge Jackson III Kenjon Barner Talmadge Jackson III Drew Howell Jeff Palmer Nate Costa Darron Thomas

Ht. 5-10 5-11 5-10 5-11 6-3 5-11 5-11 5-10 5-11 5-10 6-2 5-10 6-1 6-3

(SGP) 2009 Season Games Played; (CGP) Career Games Played

OFFENSE Player Maehl Kaiser Thran Holmes Asper York James D.J. Davis Tuinei Paulson Mal. Lewis Barner Cody Costa Weems

CAREER STARTS 2009 13 12 13 13 12 13 11 9 9 5 0 1 1 1 1

Streak Career 29 29 7 22 17 18 13 17 5 13 13 13 11 11 6 9 6 9 0 5 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1

DEFENSE Player Paysinger Matthews Jackson III Bair Rowe Lewis, J. Pleasant Boyett Gildon Harris Kaddu Littlejohn

2009 13 13 13 13 13 12 11 10 3 2 1 1

Streak Career 19 25 20 21 13 14 13 13 13 13 0 12 4 12 2 10 1 3 0 2 0 1 0 1

KICKERS Player Beard (KO) Rice (P)

2009 13 13

Streak Career 13 13 13 13

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

Kiko Alonso............................................................KEE-koh Remene Alston, Jr..........................................REM-en-AY Kenjon Barner......................................................ken-YON John Boyett............................................................boy-ETT Sam Doman.................................................... DOE-man Mana Greig............................................. mah-nuh GREG Ricky Heimuli.............................................heh-MOO-lee Josh Kaddu......................................................... kah-DOO Wade Keliikipi.......................................kay-lee-KEE-pee Javes Lewis..............................................................JAY-viss Malachi Lewis................................................. MAL-ah-kai Boseko Lokombo..................... bo-SAY-ko lo-KOM-bo Jeff Maehl.....................................................................MAIL Chad Peppars.......................................................PEP-pers Lache Seastrunk.........................................................LAKE Eric Solis................................................................so-LEASE Dewitt Stuckey..................................duh-WIT stuck-ee Darron Thomas.................................................. DARE-inn Lavasier Tuinei...............lah-VAHSH-ee-ay TOO-in-ay DEPTH CHART AS OF AUG. 28, 2010


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THE SCHEDULE The Ducks won’t have the benefit of seven home games as they did in 2009 and must face road tests against traditional top tier Pac-10 foes USC (Oct. 30), Cal (Nov. 13) and Oregon State (Dec. 4). They will, however, open the season at home (New Mexico, Sept. 4) and never play back-toback away games the entire year. Oregon’s lone non-conference road trip could serve as a barometer for the rest of the season as the Ducks travel to SEC country for a Week 2 date (Sept. 11) with the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The Volunteers ranked 22nd in total defense in ’09 and held eventual national champion Alabama without a touchdown in a narrow defeat. After a home game against FCS side Portland State (Sept. 18), UO opens Pac-10 play at Arizona State (Sept. 25). Home contests against Stanford (Oct. 2), UCLA (Thursday, Oct. 21), Washington (Nov. 6) and Arizona (Friday, Nov. 26), and a road swing through the Palouse to play Washington State (Oct. 9) fill out the slate. The Ducks will have the benefit of a bye in Week 7, prior to the ESPN Thursday Night Football matchup against the Bruins, and again in Week 12 ahead of a Friday night home tilt versus the Wildcats. QUARTERBACK Not since 2005 has Oregon gone into a season with a clear-cut, senior starter at the quarterback position. Kellen Clemens was the man then, and Jeremiah Masoli was in line for that distinction this year before being dismissed from the team in June. But even with a potential Heisman Trophy candidate out of the picture, the Ducks are in better shape than they may be given credit. While Masoli’s mere presence as Oregon’s signal-caller would have made the Ducks a Pac-10 contender in 2010, it’s the quality of overall depth at QB that still gives merit to that prediction. Fifth-year senior Nate Costa, now two-years removed from winning UO’s starting job before

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a knee injury wiped out his 2008 season, will be rewarded for his determination and perseverance in overcoming three major surgeries with the chance to compete for the top spot once again. When healthy, as he was for all of 2009, Costa has proven to be clutch, leading the Ducks to a key Pac-10 road victory at UCLA in his lone start last year, while making pivotal special teams plays in wins at Washington and Arizona. If not for his miraculous hold on the game-tying PAT in Tucson, which earned him Pac-10 player of the week honors, Oregon would not have played in the Rose Bowl. The one-time heir apparent to Dennis Dixon is the only UO quarterback to own a higher career completion percentage (65.8 to 63.9) than Dixon over the past six years. Pushing Costa will be redshirt sophomore Darron Thomas, who tantalized Oregon fans with his outstanding debut as a true freshman against Boise State in 2008. Three and a half games into that season, Thomas, who former head coach Mike Bellotti had hoped to redshirt, possessed the only healthy body of UO’s five quarterbacks. All he did over the game’s final 15 minutes was throw for 210 yards and three scores, nearly leading Oregon back from a 24-point deficit. Thomas was able to redshirt last year, honing his throwing motion and mechanics while gaining insight into Oregon’s offense. He also developed physically, becoming a member of UO’s strength and conditioning “Iron Club,” a group that included only 16 Ducks in 2009. Pound for pound, Thomas rated as the strongest quarterback and ninth strongest player overall based on a ratio of weight lifted to body weight. Redshirt freshman Daryle Hawkins begins his second-year in the program. Hawkins, who played just three games at the position over his final two prep seasons due to injury, manned the scout team as a true frosh and was prepared to back up Costa at UCLA last season while Masoli was sidelined with an injury. He saw plenty of regular practice snaps in the spring. Oregon will again have the services of Dustin Haines, another redshirt freshman who had scout team duty last season. Haines is a walk-on from South Eugene HS, where he was a two-time MVP for the Axemen. Joining the QB fray this fall is Bryan Bennett, a four-star prep recruit from Encino, Calif. (Crespi). Considered one of the top 15 prep quarterbacks in the country by both major scouting services, Bennett’s high school resume details a player with a combination of remarkable athleticism and an accurate arm, as evidenced by his 64-percent completion ratio and 27 touchdown passes compared to only six interceptions. RUNNING BACK Like the quarterback position, Oregon is not lacking for talent or depth at running back for the coming year. Of UO’s 2,213 net rushing yards by running backs, 1,979 – or 89.4 percent – were produced by players with remaining eligibility. And two of those players, LaMichael James (1.546

yards, 14 TD) and Kenjon Barner (366 yards, 6.0 ypc) are only sophomores. James, the Pac-10’s offensive freshman of the year and focal point of the nation’s sixth-most prolific rushing attack in 2009, is on pace to shatter every meaningful running standard in Oregon football history. In an offense that will likely have more overall speed and playmakers than a year ago, it’s not unreasonable to expect even more big plays (he led the nation with 21 runs of 20plus yards in ’09) from the likely All-America and Heisman Trophy candidate. James must sit out the season opener against New Mexico due to suspension, but could still have 12 games to pile up yardage. Last season he only garnered two carries in the opener and totaled 78 yards through the first two games, but still managed to run for the second-most yards in a single season at Oregon. Initially recruited as a defensive back, Barner quickly morphed back into the offensive player that led the state of California and ranked fourth nationally in rushing as a high school senior. Lost amid James breakout season was the fact that Barner ranked eighth in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards (1,534). And while Masoli’s first-down run on 4th-and-3 late in the fourth quarter against Oregon State is widely regarded as the clinching moment of last year’s Civil War, it was actually Barner’s five-yard dash on 4th-and-2 with 1:43 left on the clock that salted away the victory. Look for his touches, limited somewhat due to being banged up at times last year, to increase in 2010. Depth at the position comes in the form of Remene Alston Jr. - the only running back on the roster with more than 13 career appearances, having played in 19 games over his three seasons. Alston was Oregon’s fifth-leading rusher a year ago with 133 yards and two scores. Perhaps the most anticipated storyline surrounding Oregon’s running backs will be how blue-chip recruits Lache Seastrunk (Temple, Texas/Temple) and Dontae Williams (Houston, Texas/Aldine) affect the depth chart when they suit up in the fall. Seastrunk, the nation’s No. 2 overall recruit regardless of position following his junior prep season, is UO’s first five-star running back recruit since Jonathan Stewart in 2005, and it didn’t take Stewart long to work his way onto the field. Williams, a prep All-American and four-star prospect, has a physical running style that could compliment James and Barner, leading to early playing time. OFFENSIVE LINE Considered a huge question mark and potential liability prior to the 2009 season, an offensive line that started out inexperienced, young and lacking in numbers finished as a battle-tested group that played a significant role in Oregon’s Rose Bowl run. As a result, the projected 2010 O-line is already factoring into the Ducks’ lofty preseason rankings as the backbone of UO’s vaunted offense. The Pac-10’s leader in scoring and rushing

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t’s fair to say that the 2009 Oregon football team exceeded expectations. Led by a firstyear head coach and picked to finish third in the Pac-10, the youthful Ducks won the conference by a two-game margin and earned the school’s fifth Rose Bowl trip in 114 seasons. This wasn’t a “Little Train That Could” story - the Ducks finished the decade with their fifth season of 10 or more wins and have been to 17 bowl games over the past 21 seasons – but the postseason visit to Pasadena came a year earlier than many people anticipated. 2010 has long been forecasted to be a potentially big year, just based on core personnel and the experience level of those players. Add in last year’s No. 11 finish and 17 returning starters and now the coming season’s expectations will likely be among the highest in school history. Meet them and the Ducks will have a special year. Exceed them and UO will reach a level never before attained in the state of Oregon.

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Ducks by Position/Class QUARTERBACKS

GENERAL INFORMATION

Oregon

2010 FOOTBALL ALMANAC

RS-SR Nate Costa RS-SO Darron Thomas RS-FR Dustin Haines RS-FR Daryle Hawkins FR Bryan Bennett RUNNING BACKS

RS-SR Remene Alston Jr. RS-SO Kenjon Barner RS-SO LaMichael James JR Andres Reed FR Kenny Bassett FR Anthony Blake FR Lache Seastrunk FR Dontae Williams OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

RS-SR Max Forer RS-SR Jordan Holmes RS-SR C.E. Kaiser RS-SR Bo Thran RS-JR Mark Asper RS-JR Ramsen Golpashin RS-JR Darrion Weems JR Ryan Clanton RS-SO Nick Cody RS-SO Carson York RS-FR Karrington Armstrong RS-FR Everett Benyard RS-FR Jamaal Burrell RS-FR Trevor Fox RS-FR Mana Greig RS-FR Brenton Spickerman FR Hroniss Grasu FR Nick Rowland TIGHT ENDS

SR Malachi Lewis RS-JR David Paulson RS-JR Brandon Williams RS-FR Clint Sager RS-FR Brian Teague FR Curtis White WIDE RECEIVERS

SR D.J. Davis SR Jeff Maehl JR Lavasier Tuinei RS-SO Justin Hoffman RS-SO Will Murphy RS-FR Ben Butterfield RS-FR Blake Cantu RS-FR Nick Cole RS-FR Chad Delaney FR Tony Dungy FR Josh Huff FR Keanon Lowe FR Blake Stanton KICKERS RS-SO Rob Beard FR Alejandro Maldonado FR Eric Solis

offense will be expected to expand on those numbers as Oregon brings back all five starters and did not lose a single lineman to graduation. Bo Thran (LT), Carson York (LG), Jordan Holmes (C), RG Mark Asper (RG) and C.E. Kaiser (RT) appeared in every game, accounting for 63 of a possible 65 starting assignments along the offensive line. They paved the way for a record-setting tailback (James) and were the conference’s second-best squad in protecting the quarterback, conceding an average of one sack per game. Reserves Nick Cody and Darrion Weems may see increased time in the regular rotation going forward after logging the first substantial minutes of their careers in 2009. Still relatively young – Cody has three years of eligibility remaining, Weems two - both have starting experience and have demonstrated marked improvement every year they’ve been in the program. Competition for playing time and the remaining spots on the travel squad figures to be fierce among several other returnees along with newcomers Ryan Clanton (Bakersfield, Calif./ Bakersfield Christian), Hroniss Grasu (Encino, Calif./Crespi) and Nick Rowland (Peoria, Ariz./ Centennial). Clanton, a four-star JC transfer from City College of San Francisco, should be ready to make an immediate impact after arriving on campus in January to go through spring practice and UO’s strength and conditioning program, but he does have a redshirt year available. TIGHT END Other than quarterback, the only position on offense not fully stocked with returning starters is tight end, thanks to Ed Dickson’s ascendance to the NFL. Dickson, UO’s lone first-team allconference selection from last year’s Pac-10 championship squad and one of only three Ducks to see the field for more than 1,000 plays in 2009 (Talmadge Jackson III and Casey Matthews were the others), won’t be easily replaced, but his absence is not reason for panic. David Paulson, a five-time starter as a sophomore, should have the inside track going into fall camp. A strong blocker with arguably the best hands on the team, Paulson’s above-average speed at the position is often overlooked. He led the team with an average of 15.4 yards per reception a year ago and the Ducks scored on 11 of the 12 drives in which he made a catch. Paulson and fellow veteran Malachi Lewis can expect to be pressed by a dynamic duo from the most recent recruiting class. Transfer Brandon Williams (Merrionette Park, Ill./Eisenhower) joined the squad in January after a stint at Joliet Junior College where he was a JC All-American. And speaking of All-Americans, five-star recruit and U.S. Army All-American Curtis White (Eugene, Ore./Sheldon) may be as physically ready to play as any true freshman in the Pac-10, making tight end one of the most intriguing position battles to watch heading into September. During his press conference on signing day, head coach Chip Kelly quipped that while some athletes make an early jump from college to the pros, White, from a physical standpoint, could have left high school early for the FBS ranks.

Depth at tight end includes a pair of redshirt freshmen in Clint Sager and Brian Teague, the team’s offensive scout team player of the year last season. WIDE RECEIVER Several position groups have been bolstered from a season ago, but if there is one that became instantly better the second the final whistle was blown in the Rose Bowl it is wide receiver. A unit that began 2009 with a ton of question marks returns all three starters in D.J. Davis, Jeff Maehl and Lavasier Tuinei, and gets deeper and more talented overall. The durability and effectiveness of UO’s top three wideouts allowed the Ducks to gain a full year of seasoning for other players expected to make contributions in 2010 and beyond. Sophomore Justin Hoffman got a taste of playing time a year ago and emerged from spring practice as the likely No. 4 receiver thanks in large part to his tenacious blocking ability. Fellow sophomore Will Murphy and second-year freshmen Ben Butterfield and Garrett Davis also showed flashes in the spring, taking advantage of increased reps due to injuries at the position. Redshirt freshmen Blake Cantu and Nick Cole will add to competition within the unit. Cantu, who was originally a member of the 2008 recruiting class, is a former high school All-American from Texas who should be primed and ready to go after delaying enrollment and redshirting in ’09. Recruited as an athlete, Josh Huff (Houston, Texas/Nimitz) finds himself under the tutulege of position coach Scott Frost. Huff, a member of the 2010 Junior National Team, ranked as the No. 7 all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals.com. Local product Keanon Lowe (Portland, Ore./ Jesuit), a U.S. Army All-American and standout prep track athlete, could also be a factor. Primarily a running back on offense, the true freshmanto-be did enough at receiver to earn first-team all-state honors at that position. The Oregon 6A defensive player of the year as a defensive back could also get an early look as a returner on special teams. Eric Dungy (Tampa, Fla.), a receiver/defensive back for three-time state champion Plant HS will also join the mix. DEFENSIVE LINE As was the case heading into last season, Oregon’s depth and experience along the defensive line is not at an ideal level. But after the magic act position coach Jerry Azzinaro performed during his first year in Eugene, the Ducks have reason to believe that the veteran assistant will find a way to field and develop a formidable front line once again. Down key starters to graduation in end Will Tukuafu and tackle Blake Ferras, the Ducks need players to emerge to claim those spots alongside returning starters Brandon Bair and Kenny Rowe. Bair was extremely impressive during his first year playing defensive tackle, and both he and Rowe will look to build on a season where they earned all-Pac-10 honorable mention. Rowe will


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LINEBACKER It could be argued that multiple position groups were snubbed when conference awards were handed out last season. After all, the Pac-10 champion and Rose Bowl participant garnered only one first team player (Ed Dickson) out of 27 possible awards. But if there was one unit that had a bigger beef than most it was the linebackers. The good news is they will have an opportunity to make another impression in 2010 as position coach Don Pellum didn’t lose a single player to graduation. Led by seniors Spencer Paysinger and Casey Matthews, there may not be a deeper or more experienced position on the team. Paysinger, the Ducks’ second-leading tackler, has started 19 straight games at weakside linebacker and his 25 career opening assignments are the most by any defensive player and second-most on the team (WR Jeff Maehl, 29). Matthews, a second-team all-conference choice, has 20 consecutive starts at middle linebacker and was one of only three players to surpass 1,000 plays in 2009. After Paysinger and Matthews, Oregon is confident enough in its depth that 11-game starter Eddie Pleasant was moved from strong side linebacker to safety. Junior Josh Kaddu and

senior Bryson Littlejohn both have starting experience, and true sophomore Michael Clay, the team’s first-year player of the year last season, has performed like a savvy veteran from the minute he arrived in Eugene. Junior Dewitt Stuckey, a one-time prized prep recruit as a weakside linebacker, still has a mark to make at Oregon. After giving up a potential redshirt midway through his freshman season because of injuries, he was injured himself during fall camp as a sophomore, limiting his chances of breaking into the regular rotation. Boseko Lokombo was able to redshirt a year ago and his play in the spring was impressive enough to create a legitimate battle with Kaddu and Littlejohn for a starting role while allowing Pleasant to leave for the secondary. Derrick Malone (Colton, Calif./Colton) was UO’s only prep recruit at linebacker, but he is also a potentioal candidate at safety.

Ducks by Position/Class

SECONDARY A year ago, Oregon’s 2010 defensive backfield figured to be not so much of a concern as a question mark. With the pending graduaton of cornerback Walter Thurmond III and safety T.J. Ward, both NFL draft picks, who would take their spots? The answer came a season early as injuries to the senior duo pushed John Boyett and Cliff Harris into prominent roles. Boyett ended the year as UO’s leading tackler and garnered freshman All-America honors at safety, and Harris came out of a potential redshirt in the sixth game of the year to lead the team in breakups with eight. Returning starters Talmadge Jackson III at corner and Javes Lewis at rover/safety would appear to give the Ducks an incumbent starting foursome in the secondary, but improved veterans and an influx of talent will give position coach John Neal options when it comes time to settle on a backfield lineup. Spring practice was expected to complicate matters - in a good way - and it didn’t disappoint. The stable of talent is a strength - a situation that no doubt played a role in Neal being named one of the Pac-10’s top recruiters by Rivals.com. Joining the returning group, which includes Eddie Pleasant, an 11-game starter at linebacker in 2009 who made a seamless switch to safety, veterans Scott Grady, Marvin Johnson and Anthony Gildon, and dynamic redshirt freshman Avery Patterson, to name few, will be at least four prized prep recruits. Three of those players, four-star’s Dior Mathis (Detroit, Mich./Cass Tech) and Terrance Mitchell (Sacramento, Calif./Luther Burbank), and Prepstar Magazine All-American James Scales (Greensboro, N.C./Northern Guilford), went through spring drills with the Ducks with Mitchell distinguishing himself as a possible starter at corner. Four-star safety Erick Dargan (Pittsburg, Calif./ Pittsburg), arrived for summer term and will add to the mix come fall.

RS-SR Spencer Paysinger SR Bryson Littlejohn SR Casey Matthews RS-JR Blake Thompson JR Josh Kaddu JR Dewitt Stuckey RS-SO Jennings Stewart SO Michael Clay RS-FR Keloni Kamalani RS-FR Bo Lokombo FR Isaac Ava FR Mike Garrity FR Derrick Malone FR Grant Thompson

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DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

RS-SR Brandon Bair RS-SR Tyrell Irvin SR Zac Clark SR Kenny Rowe SR Brandon Tett RS-JR Brandon Hanna RS-JR Nick Musgrove RS-JR Terrell Turner JR Isaac Remington RS-SO Dion Jordan RS-FR Steve Adams RS-FR Anthony Anderson RS-FR Ryan Hagen RS-FR Taylor Hart RS-FR Wade Keliikipi FR Ricky Heimuli FR Tony Washington LINEBACKERS

DEFENSIVE BACKS

RS-SR Brian Butterfield RS-SR Marvin Johnson RS-SR Chad Peppars SR Talmadge Jackson III RS-JR Anthony Gildon RS-JR Javes Lewis RS-JR Eddie Pleasant RS-JR Will Wallace RS-SO John Boyett RS-SO Scott Grady SO Marcus Davis SO Cliff Harris RS-FR Brian Jackson RS-FR Avery Patterson FR Erick Dargan FR Dior Mathis FR Terrance Mitchell FR James Scales PUNTER SO Jackson Rice LONG SNAPPERS RS-SO Jeff Palmer FR Drew Howell

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start his senior season fresh off being named the Rose Bowl defensive player of the game with his record-tying three-sack performance. Thanks to a consistent rotation employed last season, veterans Zac Clark, Terrell Turner and Tyrell Irvin have plenty of snaps under their belts and received additional seasoning with the first unit during the spring. Clark is the leading candidate to replace Ferras inside and Turner will attempt to hold of converted tight end Dion Jordan, who enjoyed an often dominant spring, for Tukufu’s vacated spot. Also joining the D-line following a position switch is former linebacker Brandon Hanna. Now a junior, Hanna has always shown promise but has yet to secure consistant playing time. Junior college transfer Isaac Remington, an early enrollee this past winter, will have a head start on other newcomers as he became immersed in UO’s strength and conditioning program in early January and participated in spring ball. Originally offered by Oregon out of high school, he should be able to build a case for playing time with a strong fall camp. Ricky Heimuli (Salt Lake City, Utah/Brighton) and Tony Washington (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./ Los Osos), both part of Oregon’s most recent prep signing class, arrived on campus in the summer ahead of fall camp. Heimuli, a 6-4, 290-pound tackle, was a consensus four-star recruit and considered a major signing at the position for the Ducks. If he can contribute early, the unit becomes very formidable. A group of redshirt freshmen will be looking for their first collegiate game action in 2010, including end Anthony Anderson, who was the team’s defensive scout team player of the year a season ago.

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Saturday, 9/11

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PSU

Saturday, 9/18

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Saturday, 9/25

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STAN

Saturday, 10/2

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Saturday, 10/9

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UCLA

Thursday, 10/21

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Saturday, 10/30

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Saturday, 11/6

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Saturday, 11/13

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Sun 11/14 - Sat 11/20

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Sun 11/7 - Sat 11/13

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Sun 10/31 - Sat 11/6

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Sun 10/24 - Sat 10/30

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Sun 10/17 - Sat 10/23

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Sun 10/10 - Sat 10/16

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Sun 10/3 - Sat 10/9

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Sun 9/26 - Sat 10/2

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Sun 9/19 - Sat 9/25

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Sun 9/12 - Sat 9/18

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Sun 9/5 - Sat 9/11

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Sun 8/29 - Sat 9/4

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