OREGON STUDENT ATHLETES
OREGON PLAYER BIOGRAPHY TABLE OF CONTENTS PLAYER PROFILES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33 Remene Alston Jr.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Mark Asper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Brandon Bair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Kenjon Barner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 LeGarrette Blount. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Blake Cantu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Rory Cavaille. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Nick Cody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Nate Costa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Andre Crenshaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 D.J. Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Ed Dickson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Morgan Flint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Tyrece Gaines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Willie Glasper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Cliff Harris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Jamere Holland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Jordan Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Talmadge Jackson III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 LaMichael James. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 C.E. Kaiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Javes Lewis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Malachi Lewis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Bryson Littlejohn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Jeff Maehl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Jeremiah Masoli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Casey Matthews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Spencer Paysinger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Eddie Pleasant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Jackson Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Dewitt Stuckey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Darron Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Bo Thran. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Walter Thurmond III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Will Tukuafu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 TJ Ward. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
LB #47 Kiko Alonso RFR • 6-4 • 225 • Los Gatos, CA. (Los Gatos) - Part of a very deep and talented group of young linebackers PERSONAL — Born Kristian Alonso on Aug. 14, 1990 in Newton, Mass. Parents: Carlos and Monica Alonso. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Los Gatos (Butch Cattolico) 2008. Major: Undecided. Redshirt: 2008. 2008 — Redshirt season … Named scout team player of the week (special teams) for his work leading up to win at Arizona State. HIGH SCHOOL — Led the De Anza League and Central Coast Section in tackles his senior year with 150 stops (81 unassisted), ranking 32nd in the state with a 12.5 avg. … Tallied double figures in tackles in 10 of 12 games, including singlegame best 17 vs. Palma … Also finished third on the team in quarterback sacks (27) in addition to leading the Wildcats in receiving (35 catches, 559 yards) and ranking as school’s third-leading scorer (42 points) … Attracting a ranking of 38th in the country at linebacker by SuperPrep.com, the PrepStar all-West Region choice also was named to Scout.com’s California Top 100 (83rd) … Also named to the all-Northern California first-team defense by GoldenStatePreps. com … The third-team all-state defender (calhisports.com) helped lead Central Coast’s sixth-ranked team to the league title (10-1-1) in 2007, with its lone loss his final year coming against Gilroy (40-34) in the sectional semifinals.
RB #5 Remene Alston Jr. RJR • 5-8 • 200 • Greensboro, NC (Page) - Sat out most of spring practice with a foot injury - Oregon’s 4th-leading rusher in 2008 despite missing the final six games - Valuable player on special teams when healthy
2006 — Was acknowledged as one of program’s top scout team contributors, earning team’s scout team’s offensive player-of-the-week accolades for nine consecutive weeks from prior to the Fresno State game through USC. HIGH SCHOOL — The PrepStar all-region choice ranked among the top 20 prep running back recruits in the country by Rivals.com, as well as among the top 22 recruits out of North Carolina … The Metro Conference 4A state offensive player of the year rushed for 2,133 yards and 24 touchdowns his senior year, in addition to returning a pair of punts for scores … Included was a 92-yard punt return for a TD for the Pirates, who finished 2005 with a 5-6 ledger and a first-round state playoff appearance … Rebounded from a 2004 knee injury to complete his prep career as the No. 5 all-time rusher in school history, racking up 4,057 yards (6.6 per carry average) and 32 touchdowns … The three-time allconference selection was named to the 2005 all-area team by the (Greensboro) News & Record … Began his high school career by rushing for 902 yards and four touchdowns (6.3 avg.) in 2003. Rushing 2007 (Fr.) 2008 (So.) Career
G 7 7 14
ATT 25 21 46
YG 66 166 232
2007 — A member of Oregon’s talented backfield, which set single-game and single-season rushing marks … Appeared in seven games with multiple carries in four, including 13 vs. Washington State. Had a season-high 54 all-purpose yards against WSU, including a season-high 26 yards on the ground … Scored his first career touchdown on his lone carry at Washington … Was also called on to return a pair of kickoffs for 45 yards, including a crucial 17-yard effort in a conference victory against USC.
NET 42 161 203
AVG 1.7 7.7 4.4
YPG 6.0 23.0 14.5
TD 1 1 2
Long 10 vs. WSU 43 vs. WSU 43 vs. WSU
DL #93 Anthony Anderson FR • 6-4 • 228 • Spring Valley, CA (Helix) PERSONAL — Born Anthony Daniel Andersen on Nov.13, 1991 in Spring Valley, Calif. Parents: Herbert and Patricia Andersen. High School (Coach): Helix La Mesa (Troy Starr) 2009. Major: Business. HIGH SCHOOL — Played outside linebacker and defensive end under head coach Troy Starr, who was on Urban Meyer’s Florida staff in 2007, at Helix High School of the Grossmont-South League ... Was a Union-Tribune All-San Diego Second-Team Defense selection ... A three-star recruit according to both Rivals. com and Scout.com ... Ranked the No. 38 defensive end in the nation by Scout. com and the No. 60 defensive end by Rivals.com ... Team posted a 10-2-1 record in his senior season and won eight straight games before falling to Oceanside HS in the San Diego Section championship game played at Qualcomm Stadium, 18 days before Oregon defeated Oklahoma State on same field in the Holiday Bowl ... Also played basketball at Helix under head coach John Singer.
PERSONAL — Born Remene Danay Alston, Jr. on Oct. 3, 1987 in Greensboro, N.C. Parents: Remene Alston and Pamela Posey. Family: Four brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Page (Bob Via), 2006. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2006. 2008 — A promising sophomore campaign ended early when he broke his foot during practice on Oct. 20 … Was the team’s fourth-leading rusher with 161 yards, despite missing the final six games of the year … Had a career-high 73 yards on six carries at Washington State … Ran for 71 yards on 11 carries, including a touchdown, vs. Utah State … Made his first career reception – for 10 yards – at USC … Carried four times for 17 yards in the opener vs. Washington … Also a key contributor on special teams, he had two solo tackles in seven games … Honored as special teams scout team player of the week leading up to win over Utah State.
YL 24 5 29
Keaton Arden FR • 6-5 • 225 • Piedmont, CA (Piedmont) PERSONAL — Born Keaton Jack Arden on June 7, 1991 in Phoenix, Ariz. Parents: Scott Swimley and Sharon O’Neil. Family: One brother, two sisters. High School (Coach): Piedmont (Kurt Bryan) 2009. Major: Undecided. HIGH SCHOOL — Named one of the top-20 players in the Bay Area (No. 9) in The Contra Costa Times ‘Cream of the Crop’ ... Played wide receiver and linebacker under head coach Kurt Bryan at Piedmont High School of the Bay Shore League ... Had 31 tackles in his junior season ... The Highlanders posted an 8-3 record his senior season, winning five straight games to finish the regular season before losing to Fortuna in the first round of the state playoffs ... Piedmont coaches Bryan and Steve Humphries invented the A-11 offense .. Also played lacrosse at Piedmont for head coach Kevin Kelly.
contingent as well as first-team all-High Country Conference acclaim on both sides of the ball in 2003 after capping junior year receiving first-team all-league offensive attention … Became the focus of Bees’ offensive attack as league’s scoring leader (34.0 avg.) often ran the football directly behind his escort … Loomed as conference’s best defensive lineman for team which completed year with a 4-5 ledger, and led team in quarterback sacks in each of his final two seasons … Also a starter for the school’s 2003 4A state champion basketball team which again ranked No. 1 in the state his final year.
FR • 6-2 • 280 • Reno, NV (McQueen) PERSONAL — Born Karrington Xavier Armstrong on Feb. 21, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nev. Parents: Johnny Armstrong and Cristi Suraco. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Robert McQueen (Ken Datton) 2009. Major: Undecided. HIGH SCHOOL — A 2007 all-state selection at offensive guard ... Played offensive and defensive line for head coach Ken Dalton at McQueen High School of the Northern - High Desert League ... A three-star recruit according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked as the No. 48 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 66 defensive tackle by Scout.com ... Team posted a flawless 14-0 record and won the state championship by defeating Palo Verde (Las Vegas) 13-12 at the University of Nevada’s Mackay Stadium ... Armstrong had four tackles in the contest ... The Lancers outscored their opponents 579100 on the season, including five shutouts (one in the playoffs) ... Also a state champion heavyweight wrestler in his junior season coach Jeremy Mumm.
OL #79 Mark Asper RSO • 6-7 • 323 • Idaho Falls, ID (Bonneville) - Enters his sophomore season as the top option to start at right guard - Member of Oregon Iron Club, totaling a team-high 1,229 pounds in the clean, squat and bench during winter testing PERSONAL — Born Mark Vaughn Asper on Nov. 8, 1985 in Rexburg, Idaho. Wife: Michelle. Parents: Vaughn and Virginia Asper. Family: Two brothers, three sisters. High School (Coach): Bonneville (Alex Hexford) 2004. Major: Spanish. Redshirt: 2007. 2008 — Saw action in seven games as a redshirt freshman … Drew his first career start, playing right tackle in Oregon’s Holiday Bowl victory over Oklahoma State … Took part in 27 snaps vs. Utah State, as well as 17 at Washington State and 16 against Arizona State … Displayed steady improvement as the season wore on to position himself to break into the rotation on a regular basis the next three years … Spent the majority of his time at left tackle during 2008 spring drills, yet provides the flexibility to play both guard and tackle. 2007 — The elder statesman among underclassman on the team … Redshirted after being away from the game for a two-year religious mission commitment. HIGH SCHOOL — The three-year offensive and defensive line starter and 2003 team captain earned first-team all-state offensive honors as a senior after receiving second-team accolades following 2002 … Also selected to all-area
Brandon Bair RJR • 6-7 • 250 • St. Anthony, ID (South Fremont) - One of the team’s top performers during spring drills - Moved from end to tackle along the defensive line and solidified a starting role heading into the fall PERSONAL — Born Brandon Jake Bair on Nov. 24, 1984 in Rexburg, Idaho. Parents: Terry Bair and Brenda Miller. Family: Six brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): South Fremont (Cris Tucker) 2003. Major: Spanish and Business. Redshirt: 2006. 2008 — A key reserve, started the year on the perimeter of the defensive line before moving inside, where he made a greater impact as the season wore on … Had eight tackles while playing in all 13 games, including a career-high three tackles vs. Utah State and two at Arizona State … Forced one fumble at Washington State and recovered another, returning it 24 yards, in the regular-season finale at Oregon State … Broke up a pass and recorded one solo stop against Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl … Stepped onto the field for a seasonhigh 47 snaps at Washington State and took part in double figures in plays on 12 of 13 occasions … Missed all of spring drills while recuperating from offseason shoulder surgery … Epitomized by a great work ethic and toughness that leads to continual improvement. 2007 — Played as a reserve in all 13 games, including a season-high 32 snaps in the Sun Bowl … Demonstrated proficiency primarily against the run, yet was credited with a trio of quarterback hurries and one pass breakup … Posted two tackles at Washington, including a stop for a 5-yard loss, and recovered a fumble at Michigan … Also had a two-tackle performance in El Paso vs. South Florida. 2006 — Began the year at tight end before shifting to defense when injuries created a greater urgency … Didn’t take long to regain his form from a long layoff, receiving scout team player-of-the-week citations on six occasions … Included were both defensive and special teams acclaim in aiding preparations in Washington win. HIGH SCHOOL — The 2002 first-team all-state defensive honoree (Idaho Statesman) accumulated 32 tackles and two quarterback sacks in addition to grabbing 20 catches for 260 yards and three touchdowns as a tight end as a senior in 2002 … In addition to characterized as a great run blocker, also made it into the end zone on four 2-point conversions … The 2001 first-team allconference offensive and defensive choice added 17 catches for 197 yards and three TDs as well as 40 tackles, 11 sacks and one blocked punt as a junior. Defense 2007 (Fr.) 2008 (So.) Career
UA 5 5 10
A 1 3 4
TT 6 8 14
TFL 1.0-5 0.0 1.0
SACK 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0
FR 1-0 1-17 2-17
FF 0 1 1
INT 0-0 0-0 0-0
PBU 1 1 2
OT #65 Lance Barker
PK #93 Rob Beard
RFR • 6-1 • 245 • Anaheim, CA (Lutheran) PERSONAL — Born Lance Alvin Barker on November 9, 1989 in Anaheim, Calif. Parents: Robert and Celia Barker. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Orange Lutheran High School (Jim Kunau) 2008. Major: Education. Redshirt: 2008. 2008 — Redshirt year … Served as a member of the scout team. HIGH SCHOOL — Barker and the Lancers took home the Division II California State Football Championship in 2006 … Team ended 2007 season ranked No. 1 in Orange County, No. 5 in California and No. 33 in the nation after compiling a 10-2 overall record and winning the Trinity League Championship.
RFR • 6-0 • 214 • Fullerton, CA (Troy) - Emerged from spring drills as the team’s top option for kickoffs PERSONAL — Born Robert Owen Beard on April 26, 1990 in Fullerton, Calif. Parents: Joseph and Leslie Beard. Family: One brother and one sister. High School (Coach): Troy High School (Jim Burton) 2008. Major: Psychology. Redshirt: 2008. 2008 — Redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL — Beard earned three letters in football, two in basketball and two in track at Troy High School in Fullerton, Calif. … Competed in the 100 meters, 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays during the track season while seeing time at running back, linebacker and place kicker in football … Helped lead the Warriors to the 2006 league title with a 12-1 record, the best in school history … Beard was twice named league player of the week his senior season and was named to the all-league team in 2006.
Kenjon Barner RFR • 5-11 • 180 • Riverside, CA (Notre Dame) - Dynamic athlete saw time at corner and running back in the spring - Led all rushers with 54 yards in the 2009 Spring Game - Enters fall camp as the team’s No. 1 punt returner PERSONAL — Born Kenjon Fa’terrel Barner on April 28, 1989 in Lynwood, Calif. Parents: Gary and Wilhelmenia Barner. Family: Five brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Riverside Notre Dame (Pat Thompson) 2008. Major: Communications. Redshirt: 2008. 2008 — Redshirt season … Earned team’s special teams scout honors leading up to win over Purdue … Defensive scout team award for preparations ahead of USC game. HIGH SCHOOL — The PrepStar all-West Region pick was ranked as 38th-best running back in the country by Rivals.com as well as 86th overall prospect in the state … The state’s 2007 rushing and scoring leader finished second in the country in scoring (22.8 avg.) and fourth in rushing (240.3 avg.), tallying 3,124 yards on the ground (7.5 avg.) and 46 overall touchdowns … Looms as one of only three Riverside players ever to run for over 3,000 yards in one season … Included was a season-high 369 rushing yards vs. Laguna Beach, as he eclipsed 300 yards on the ground on three occasions … Also posted 67 tackles (41 unassisted) as the Mountain Pass League’s fourth-leading tackler as a senior, and returned a league-leading six interceptions for 146 yards … Added a pair of fumble recoveries for a return of 91 yards in addition to leading the team in kickoff (28.5 avg.) and punt returns (17.3 avg.) … As a junior, ran for 1,759 yards and 30 scores, in addition to recording 35 tackles and three interceptions on defense … Over the course of his four-year prep tenure, accumulated 10,772 career all-purpose yards (8,178 yards rushing), 144 touchdowns and 362 tackles … GoldenStatePreps.com all-Southern California second-team … Afforded team MVP honors in football and basketball as the league’s scoring leader in both sports while claiming first-team all-CIF applause in football and secondteam tributes in basketball.
Mike Bellagamba RSR • 6-2 • 267 • Los Altos, CA (College of San Mateo) PERSONAL — Born Mike Arthur Bellagamba On Aug. 3, 1986 in Palo Alto, Calif. Parents: Robert and Nancy Bellagamba. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Los Altos (Bob Sykes) 2005. Major: Psychology. Redshirt: 2007. 2008 — Squad member, worked primarily on the scout team … Made UO debut, playing nine snaps in win over Utah State. 2007 — Redshirt season. BEFORE OREGON — Played junior college football at the College of San Mateo after a prep career at Los Altos High School.
OL #71 Everett Benyard III FR • 6-7 • 315 • San Diego, CA (Cathedral Catholic) PERSONAL — Born Everett Benyard III on May 13, 1991 in San Diego, Calif. Parents: Everett and Jennette Benyard. Family: One brother, two sisters. High School (Coach): Cathedral Catholic (Sean Doyle) 2009. Major: Undecided. HIGH SCHOOL — A 2008 Union-Tribune All-San Diego First-Team Offense selection .... Played on the offensive line for head coach Sean Doyle at Cathedral
High School of the Eastern League ... Two-time Eastern League First-Team ... Named a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 32 and No. 69 offensive tackle by Scout.com and Rivals.com, respectively ... Team went 14-0 his senior season and defeated St. Mary’s (Stockton, Calif.) 37-34 in the Division II state football championship game held at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. ... Benyard opened holes for teammate and four-star RB/FB prospect, Tyler Gaffney, who scampered for 329 yards and five touchdowns in the state title game ... Cathedral ran for 4,278 yards and passed for 2,616 yards on the season (second in state in total offense (492.4 yds/g), fourth in scoring (47.2 pts/g) and ninth in rushing) ... Also played basketball for two seasons at Cathedral Catholic.
during his rookie season … A four-year starter and three-time 1,000-yard rusher at Taylor County High School, he first reached the milestone as a sophomore and equaled the feat the following season despite playing with a thigh bruise for most of the year … Accorded second-team all-state player honors as a prep senior. Rushing 2008 (Jr.)
GP ATT 13 137
YG YL 1038 36
NET AVG YPG 1002 7.3 77.1
RB #9 Mike Bowlin LeGarrette Blount SR • 6-2 • 240 • Perry, FL (East Mississippi CC) - 2009 Doak Walker Award Watch List (nation’s top RB) - Recorded the 13th 1,000-yard rushing season in school history in 2008 - Pac-10 scoring leader set the UO season record with 17 rushing TDs - Duane Cargill Award winner (team’s impact player) - Preseason 3rd Team All-America (Athlon) - Preseason 3rd Team All-America (Sporting News) - Preseason 2nd Team All-Pac-10 (Athlon) - Preseason 2nd Team All-Pac-10 (Lindy’s) - Preseason 2nd Team All-Pac-10 (Phil Steele) - Preseason No. 11 ranked RB in NCAA (Lindy’s)
FR • 6-3 • 195 • Laguna Niguel, CA (Aliso Niguel) PERSONAL — Born Michael Bradley Bowlin on May 6, 1991 in Mission Viejo, Calif. Parents: Brad Bowlin and Kim Pasner. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Aliso Niguel (Jeff Veeder) 2009. Major: Undecided. HIGH SCHOOL — A Tacoma News Tribune Northwest 100 selection ... South Coast League Special Teams Player of the Year ... Also named Second-Team All South Coast League Defense (Defensive Line) ... Played football, baseball and competed in wrestling and track and field at Aliso Niguel HS ... A four-year student of the West Coast Kicking Academy ... Three-time (2006-08) participant of Chris Sailer National Kicking and Snapping Event ... Winner of ‘Coffin Corner’ Punt competition and finalist in ‘Last Man Standing Kick-Off’ competition at Chris Sailer Camp.
PERSONAL — Born LeGarrette Montez Blount on Dec. 5, 1986 in Madison, Fla. Parents: Gary and Barbara Blount. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Taylor County (Dennis Kizziah) 2005. Junior College (Coach): East Mississippi CC (Roger Carr) 2008. Major: Political Science. 2008 — Few newcomers in the Pac-10 Conference made a greater impact … Became the 13th different player in school history to surpass 1,000 yards rushing, finishing with 1,002 … Along with Jeremiah Johnson, was part of only the second tandem of 1,000-yard rushers in a single season at UO … Ranked sixth in the conference in total rushing yards … Set a school record for most rushing touchdowns in one season (17) … 7.3 yards per carry average shattered the school mark among 1,000-yard rushers … Combined elements of power and speed to lead the league in scoring (104 points), which was tops in school history among non-kickers … Only one other player in his first year in the program (Maurice Morris, 2000) ever rushed for more yards than the junior college transfer … Eclipsed the 100-yard plateau on four occasions, paced by his 132 yards vs. Utah State and 131 the following week at Purdue … Ran for touchdowns in ten of his last 12 games and multiple TDs five times, including three scores at Washington State … Yet no scores were any bigger than a 3-yard run in overtime in the win at Purdue, or a 3-yard plunge into the end zone with 6 seconds remaining in the game in a seven-point win over Stanford … Was credited with runs of 40 yards or greater against the Boilermakers (72), UCLA (69), Arizona (40) Oregon State (46) and Oklahoma State (40) … The honorable mention all-conference choice was presented the team’s Impact Player Award following his initial season at Oregon. BEFORE OREGON — One of the most heavily recruited athletes from the junior college ranks was tabbed as the nation’s top JC running back and the No. 12 overall prospect in the Rivals.com Junior College Top 100 … The four-star standout rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons at EMCC, accumulating 367 carries for 2,292 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns over the past two years … Rated as the No. 1 junior college prospect by The ClarionLedger (MS) newspaper, the JC All-American and Mississippi junior college firstteam all-state choice was the national junior college leader with an average of 156.3 yards per game as a freshman … Among his career highlights was a 273-yard performance with three scores in a win over Northeast Mississippi CC
John Boyett RFR • 5-10 • 190 • Napa, CA (Napa) - Held out of most contact drills during the spring due to injury - Member of Oregon Iron Club, totaling 1,066 pounds (5.49 bodyweight ratio) in the clean, squat and bench during winter testing - Posted the third-highest vertical (32.5) and second-highest squat (445) among defensive backs during winter testing PERSONAL — Born John Newcomb Boyett on Dec. 20, 1989 in Woodland, Calif. Parents: Dan and Cindy Boyett. Family: One sister, one brother. High School (Coach): Napa (Troy Mott) 2007. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2008. 2008 — Redshirt year … A three-time scout team player of the week, readied the team leading up to games against Boise State, Washington State and Oklahoma State … Graduated from high school early in order to be on hand for winter term and become acclimated to the workout regimen required at the next level … Was credited with three tackles in the Spring Game. HIGH SCHOOL — Earned first-team all-state accolades (calhisports.com) as well as four-star acclaim by Scout.com, which also included him on its California top 100 (61st) … The PrepStar all-West Region selection ranked as the 20th prep safety in the country in addition to earning Northern California playerof-the-year honors by GoldenStatePreps.com … The EA Sports second-team All-American also was included on Tacoma News Tribune’s Western 100 list of elite recruits … Completed his senior season passing for 1,827 yards and 19 touchdowns while rushing for 1,527 yards (6.9 avg.) and 20 more TDs … In addition to his 3,354 yards of total offense (18th in the state), also accumulated 81
tackles (4th in the league), three quarterback sacks and three interceptions for a squad that finished the year with a 13-1 record, a Monticello Empire League title, and ranked 15th in the state … Also led the league in punting (6th in the section), averaging 38.9 yards per kick … Rushed for 144 yards and three touchdowns while completing eight of 15 passes for 159 yards and another score to lead the Indians to the Sac-Joaquin Division I sectional championship his senior year over St. Mary’s, 38-36.
OL #75 Jamaal Burrell FR • 6-4 • 276 • Fontana, CA (Dominguez) PERSONAL — Born Jamaal Aaron Burrell on Oct. 8, 1991 in Riverside, Calif. Parents: Anthony and Yolanda Burrell. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Dominguez (Keith Donerson) 2009. Major: Undecided.
Tyler Briffet RFR • 5-11 • 210 • Quincy, MA (Sheldon) PERSONAL — Born Tyler Jeffrey Briffett on February 15, 1990 in Marshfield, Mass. Grew up in Marshfield and Quincy, MA. Parents: Donald and Jolanta Briffett, stepmother Lois Briffett. Family: Two brothers and two sisters. High School (Coach): Sheldon (Marty Johnson) 2008 and Boston College High School (John Bartlett) 2005-2007. Major: Psychology. Redshirt: 2008.
HIGH SCHOOL — A 2008 All-L.A. Wave Newspapers First-Team Offense selection ... Played offensive and defensive tackle for head coach Willie Donerson at Dominquez HS of the San Gabriel Valley League ... Named a two star recruit by Scout.com and a three star player by Rivals.com ... Played in a running offense as the Dons posted 2,039 yards on the ground in 2008 as opposed to just 393 yards passing ... Started high school career at Summit HS (Fontana, Calif.).
2008 — Redshirt season ... Scout team player of the week on special teams for the week of the UCLA victory ... Added to the Ducks’ roster following the first game of the 2008 season when rosters were allowed to expand. HIGH SCHOOL — After moving from Massachusetts, spent senior year locally at Sheldon High School as an all-around athlete ... Recorded 60 tackles, six sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery after converting from quarterback to defensive end ... Also saw time at safety for the Irish ... Named most inspirational player ... Team was 6A State Champions ... Earned four letters at Boston College High School in Dorchester, Mass., playing football and lacrosse ... Listed by the Elite 11 as a player to watch.
DL #52 Justin Brown FR • 6-2 • 268 • Compton, CA (Compton) HIGH SCHOOL — Played on the interior of the defensive line for head coach Calvin Bryant at Compton High School of the Moore League ... Ranked the No. 73 defensive tackle prospect in the nation by Scout.com and the No. 65 DT by Rivals.com ... A two-star recruit by Scout and three-star by Rivals ... A first-team all-Moore League selection on both the defensive and offensive lines ... Finished senior season with 69 tackles, four sacks and one interception ... Had 81 tackles and five sacks as a junior from the defensive tackle position ... Named to the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 for the class of 2009 as the Golden State’s No. 45 overall prospect.
Brian Butterfield RJR • 6-0 • 182 • Sherwood, OR (Sherwood) - Honored with 17 scout team awards over the past three years - Six tackles in the 2009 Spring Game tied for tops among the Green squad - Listed as the No. 2 right cornerback entering fall camp PERSONAL — Born Brian Roy 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: Business. Redshirt: 2006. 2008 — The walk-on made ten appearances overall and saw the field in the final nine games of the season … Played a season-high 21 snaps in the win at Washington State … Finished the year with two tackles … A three-time scout team player of the week honoree, earned special teams honors for prep work ahead of the home opening win over Washington and defensive honors the following two weeks leading up to wins over Utah State and Purdue. 2007 — An eight-time scout team player of the week recipient, helped prepare the first team offense, defense and special teams in a variety of roles on the practice field … Was the offensive scout team POTW leading up to UO’s road victory against Michigan, his second of five straight weekly team honors to start the season … Won the special teams scout award six times. 2006 — Redshirted and earned six weekly team awards for scout team proficiency, including special teams player of the week prior to the epic home win versus Oklahoma. HIGH SCHOOL — Initially invited to Oregon as a walk-on at wide receiver, the Oregon Class 3A prep standout was asked to switch to defense prior to the beginning of his first fall camp … Led the Bowman to state runner-up finishes over his final two years, totaling 83 receptions for 1,183 yards and 11 touchdowns … Also played three seasons at cornerback for Sherwood and was named first-team all-state (3A) at defensive back in 2005 by The Oregonian. Defense 2008 (So.)
WR #15 Blake Cantu
WR #81 Rory Cavaille
FR • 6-0 • 191 • Southlake, TX (Southlake Carroll) - True freshman delayed enrollment until winter of 2009 - Emerged from spring drills as one of team’s top six receivers - Led all players with 111 yards receiving in the Spring Game
- Team’s most veteran receiver as the lone senior at the position - One of UO’s top performers on special teams the past two seasons - Tied for tops amongst receivers in the clean and squat during winter
PERSONAL — Born Blake Andrew Cantu on Aug. 1, 1989 in Fort Worth, Texas. Parents: Ramiro and Gwen Cantu. Family: No siblings. High School (Coach): Southlake Carroll (Hal Wasson) 2008. Major: Undecided.
PERSONAL — Born Rory David Cavaille on May 22, 1987 in Shelton, Wash. Parents: Ron and Fran Cavaille. Family: Two sisters. High School (Coach): Shelton (Matt Hinkle) 2005. Major: Human Physiology. Redshirt: 2005.
HIGH SCHOOL — The PrepStar all-Midlands Region choice ranked as 92nd-best player in the country at his position by Rivals.com … Was chosen first-team all-state as well as all-District 5A Super Team pick following his junior year, and a 6-5A Sophomore of the Year in 2005 … Credited with 70 catches for 877 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior after hauling in 80 passes for 1,283 yards and 14 scores in 2006 … Completed his prep career accumulating 179 receptions for 2,749 yards and 27 touchdowns over the course of his final three seasons … Selected to play in the UnderArmour All-America Game in Orlando, Fla., following the conclusion of his senior season.
2008 — The former walk-on letterman created a presence from the line of scrimmage while maintaining his place on special teams … Entered doubledigits in snaps taken in 11 of 13 games, led by 32 plays against Utah State … Both of his catches came against the Aggies, with one of them good for his first career touchdown … Development was stymied in the spring due to injuries, which limited his repetitions … Earned honorable mention academic all-conference plaudits.
OL #76 Charlie Carmichael RSO • 6-4 • 294 • Sherman Oaks, CA (Notre Dame) - Enters fall camp as the No. 2 left guard PERSONAL — Born Charles Philip Carmichael on Jan. 6, 1989 in St. Louis. Parents: Alton and Patricia Carmichael. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Notre Dame (Kevin Rooney), 2007. Major: International Studies. Redshirt: 2007. 2008 — Squad member, worked primarily on the scout team. 2007 — An injury in fall camp made the decision to redshirt the highly touted freshman automatic … Returned to full practice late in the season. 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 Scout.com 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 Scout.com (12-2 record).
RSR • 6-3 • 207 • Shelton, WA (Shelton)
2007 — The sure-handed reserve played a big role in bolstering the Ducks’ receiving corps as well as becoming a special teams stalwart … Playing in all 13 games, caught two passes for 17 yards against Washington State … Took part in 22 plays against both Houston and UCLA, as well as 20 snaps at Stanford … Recovered an on-sides kick and earned team’s special teams player of the week for his play at Washington. 2006 — Worked his way onto the field for nine games, finishing the year with one catch for 9 yards at Arizona State and one for 4 yards vs. Arizona … Added three tackles on special teams, all coming against Portland State … Made appearances in seven of team’s last eight games, including 33 snaps against the Vikings and 20 the following week vs. Washington … Also earned offensive scout team player-of-the-week honors for aiding preparations in the opening win over Stanford. 2005 — Made the most of his redshirt year, earning scout team kudos prior to the Arizona State, Arizona and Oregon State games. HIGH SCHOOL — The first-team all-Narrows League kicker captained the High Climbers’ football, basketball and soccer teams his senior year, assisting former squad to regular-season league title with a 9-1 mark … The all-area choice also was awarded first-team all-league soccer honors his senior year while being named team MVP … Shelton HS’s 2004-05 athlete of the year and Narrows League fall scholar-athlete award nominee also was given the league’s sportsmanship award. Receiving 2006 (Fr.) 2007 (So.) 2008 (Jr.) Career
GP 9 13 13 35
REC 2 2 2 6
YDS 13 17 12 42
AVG 6.5 8.5 6.0 7.4
RPG 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
TD 0 0 1 1
Long 9 at ASU 9 vs. WSU 9 vs. USU 9
DL #99 Zac Clark
JR • 6-2 • 256 • Wichita, KS (Butler County CC)
RFR • 6-5 • 270 • Brush Prairie, WA (Hockinson)
- Ran with the second team during spring drills - Credited with one of five sacks in the Spring Game
- Injuries to starters allowed for significant first-string reps in the spring - Enters fall camp as the No. 2 right tackle
PERSONAL — Born Zachary Stevanson Clark on May 2, 1989 in Manhattan Kan. Parents: Stevan and Patricia Clark. Family: One brother, two sisters. High School (Coach): Wichita North (Stevan Clark) 2007. Major: Undecided. Note: Father Stevan played defensive end for the New England Patriots.
PERSONAL — Born Nicholas Ryan Cody on December 13, 1989 in Portland, Ore. Parents: Donna Cody and the late Clifton Cody. Family: One brother, two sisters. High School (Coach): Hockinson (Rick Steele) 2008. Major: Journalism. Redshirt: 2008
2009 — One of three JC transfers to participate in spring practice.
2008 — Redshirt season … Earned scout team honors before UW victory.
BEFORE OREGON — Ranked the No. 72 JC player in the nation by Rivals.com ... The No. 82 overall JC player nationally by Scout.com ... A three-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout ... Played in 11 games in 2008, with 78 tackles, 19 TFL, 11 sacks, 14 QB hits, one interception and a pair of forced fumbles ... Team won the NJCAA National Championship in 2008 ... 90 tackles and 15 sacks as a high school senior ... Also played tight end as a prep and was all-state in basketball.
HIGH SCHOOL — The four-star recruit was ranked as the third-best overall player in the state of Washington as well as the 25th offensive tackle in the country at his position by Rivals.com … The PrepStar all-west region choice also was included on the Tacoma News Tribune’s Western 100 ledger as the fouryear starter attracted all-state attention his final two seasons … The three-time Greater St. Helens League standout helped lead the Hawks to a 7-3 mark and a second-place league finish after climbing as high as fifth in the state … The two-time all-region honoree also was on the school’s wrestling team as a freshman before playing football and basketball his final three prep seasons.
Michael Clay FR • 5-11 • 220 • San Jose, CA (Bellarmine Prep) PERSONAL — Born Michael Vincent Clay on August 30, 1991 in Santa Clara, Calif. Parents: Rodney Clay and Sandra Ramirez. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Bellermine College Prep (Mike Janda) 2009. Major: Business. HIGH SCHOOL — A two-time All-Mercury News first-team selection ... A Tacoma News Tribune Northwest 100 selection ... Played fullback and linebacker for head coach Mike Janda at Bellarmine Prep of the West Catholic League ... Named the No. 4 linebacker in California by Superprep Magazine ... Was named the West Catholic League Linebacker of the Year in 2008 with 81 tackles, seven sacks and four picks and again in 2007 after tallying 110 tackles in his junior season ... 2008 GoldenStatePreps All-Northern California First-Team Defense ... Named a four-star recruit and the nation’s No. 14 weakside linebacker by Scout.com and a three-star recruit and the country’s No. 3 outside linebacker by Rivals.com ... High School team went 12-1 in his senior season, with a 21-0 shutout victory against Valley Christian in the Central Coast Section Championship game ... Bellarmine limited opponents to just 111 points on the season.
Nick Cole FR • 6-3 • 185 • Concord, CA (Clayton Valley) PERSONAL — Born Nicholas Bryant Cole in Concord, Calif. Parents: Jeff Cole and Samantha Stith. Family: One brother, three sisters. High School (Coach): Clayton Valley (Herc Pardi) 2009. Major: Undecided. HIGH SCHOOL — An ESPN Rise California All-State Selection (Defense - DB) ... Played wide receiver and safety for head coach Herc Pardi at Clayton Valley High School of the Diablo Valley League ... Caught 46 passes for 990 yards (21.5 avg) and 12 touchdowns as a senior ... Two best games came in playoffs as he tallied 170 yards (season-high) and one touchdown on six catches in the first round against Casa Grande and seven catches for 128 yards and three touchdowns (season-high) in the second round against Las Lomas HS ... Had one interception and one fumble recovery on defense in CVHS’ 17-7 loss to Cardinal Newman in the NCS Division II Championship on Dec. 13 ... 2008 GoldenStatePreps All-Northern California Second-Team Defense (DB).
QB #7 Nate Costa RJR • 6-1 • 215 • Hilmar, CA (Hilmar) - Limited to non-contact activities during spring drills - Could shoot up the depth chart if healthy in the fall - Presumed starter in 2008 before a season-ending knee injury in fall camp - Last appeared in a game in ‘06 PERSONAL — Born Nathaniel William Costa on May 15, 1988 in Turlock, Calif. Parents John and Shawn Costa. Family: Two brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Hilmar (Frank Marques), 2006. Major: Sociology. Redshirt: 2007. 2008 — Was named the starting quarterback in fall camp before suffering torn knee ligaments less than two weeks before the season opener …Sidelined the entire year while rehabilitating from his second major surgery in as many years. 2007 — Set to redshirt behind Heisman Trophy candidate Dennis Dixon and senior Brady Leaf, he would have been UO’s go-to quarterback following Dixon’s injury, but suffered torn knee ligaments of his own during practice in October. 2006 — Brought out of his redshirt year in the eighth game of the year, completing all three of his pass attempts for 51 yards against Portland State … Also perfect in two tries at USC for 22 yards … Carried the football seven times for 39 yards, including 25 yards against the Trojans … Calmly marched Oregon downfield in his collegiate debut vs. the Vikings, capping a 98-yard drive with a touchdown … Also made the most of his lone possession in the L.A. Coliseum, with the offense coming up 3 yards shy of the end zone in the waning moments of the game. HIGH SCHOOL — The PrepStar all-region selection was rated among the nation’s top 19 quarterbacks by Rivals.com, displaying a versatility as a dual-threat standout … Led the Trans Valley League in rushing as well as finishing second in passing and scoring (108), completing 161 of 276 passes (58 percent) for 2,252 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior while picking up an additional 1,709 yards (8.1 avg.) and 18 TDs on the ground … Tallied a season-best 265 yards running with the football vs. Escalon en route to 496 yards of total offense … Also credited with 329 passing yards against Bret Harte … The Central Valley player of the year and three-time all-state honoree led his team to the conference championship in 2005 as the Yellowjackets posted a 12-1 ledger. Passing G 2006 (Fr.) 2
CMP INT PCT YDS 5 0 100.0 73
YPG Long 36.5 35
Rushing G 2006 (Fr.) 2
YL NET 1 39
Long 10 vs PSU
RB #22 Andre Crenshaw SR • 5-11 • 196 • Lancaster, CA (Antelope Valley) - Has more game experience than any other running back on the squad - Entire career has been spent behind two of UO’s top 10 all-time rushers - Has played in 26 consecutive games heading into his senior season
PERSONAL — Born Andre Nevale Crenshaw on Dec. 31, 1987 in Pacioma, Calif. Parents: Andre and Mary Crenshaw. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Antelope Valley (Jon Fleming), 2006. Major: Family and Human Services. 2008 — The presence of the Pac-10’s top rushing tandem limited his touches more than he would have liked, yet fulfilled a valuable role in all 13 games from the line of scrimmage as well as on special teams … Oregon’s fourth-leading rusher among running backs enjoyed his best outing against Utah State, accumulating 72 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, as well as both of his receptions for an additional 29 yards … Averaged a team-high 27.0 yards on six kickoffs, including two returns for 66 yards against Boise State one week after running back his lone kickoff return for 34 yards at Purdue … Was also credited with one tackle at Arizona State … Improved in almost every aspect of his play in the spring, bettering his foot speed and acceleration, in addition to the tempo in which he plays the game. 2007 — Team’s third-leading rusher served as Oregon’s primary back-up at running back the latter half of the season, lining up everywhere from a slot receiver to taking direct snaps from center at UCLA … Ran for a career-high 133 yards and two touchdowns at Washington and finished with 169 all-purpose yards … Rushed for 52 yards on eight carries during Sun Bowl victory over South Florida … Also added 45 yards on three carries at Michigan … Accumulated four catches for 17 yards in 13 games as well as returned six kickoffs for 122 yards (20.3 avg.), including a long return of 35 yards in Seattle … Finished with a trio of tackles covering on special teams, including two at Stanford. 2006 — Injuries to others forced him to forego his redshirt year for the final four games of the regular season … Finished the year rushing for 15 yards on five carries - all of his yardage coming vs. Washington … Also returned three kickoffs for 69 yards (23.0 avg.), including a 31-yard runback at OSU. HIGH SCHOOL — Accumulated 1,226 yards (6.7 avg.) and 13 touchdowns on 182 carries his senior year to earn PrepStar all-region plaudits … Eclipsed 100 yards rushing in five outings as a senior, led by 197 yards against Silverado … Defensively, added 44 tackles (33 unassisted), recovered two fumbles and intercepted two passes (82 yards in returns), returning one for a 42-yard score … The Golden League’s second-leading rusher and scorer (90 points) paced the Antelopes to an 8-4 ledger in 2005 as well as a conference co-championship before they were eliminated from CIF Division III playoffs in the second round … Enjoyed a season-high 279 yards rushing against Oakland Tech as a junior. Rushing 2006 (Fr.) 2007 (So.) 2008 (Jr.) Career
G 4 13 13 30
ATT 5 82 23 110
YG 16 445 126 587
YL 1 30 5 36
NET 15 415 121 551
AVG 3.0 5.1 5.3 5.0
YPG 3.8 31.9 9.3 18.4
Receiving 2007 (So.) 2008 (Jr.) Career
G 13 12 25
REC 4 2 6
YDS 17 29 46
AVG 4.2 14.5 7.7
RPG 0.3 0.2 0.2
TD 0 0 0
Long 7 vs. Arizona 31 vs. Utah St. 31 vs. Utah St.
NO 3 6 6 15
YDS 69 122 162 353
AVG 23.0 20.3 27.0 23.5
TD 0 0 0 0
Long 31at Oregon State 35at Washington 34 at Purdue 35 at Washington
Kick Returns 2006 (Fr.) 2007 (So.) 2008 (Jr.) Career
TD 0 4 1 5
Long 7 vs. Wash. 39 at Mich. 39 vs. Ut. St. 39 (Twice)
WR #95 Sean Daly RFR • 6-3 • 170 • Vancouver, WA (Columbia River) PERSONAL — Born Sean P. Daly on Sept. 1, 1989 in Seattle, Wash. Parents: Ed and Sharon Daly. Family: Two brothers and two sisters. High School (Coach): Columbia River (John O’Rouke) 2008. Major: Undecided. Redshirt: 2008. 2008 — Redshirt season … Added to the Ducks’ roster following the first game of the 2008 season when rosters were allowed to expand. HIGH SCHOOL — Played football, basketball and track at Columbia River High School in Vancouver, Wash. … Named first-team All-Greater St. Helens League in football and track and field (jumps).
Parents: Ishmael Davis and Beatrice Washington. Family: Two brothers, two sisters. High School (Coach): Montbello (Oliver Lucas) 2006. Major: Psychology. 2008 — Sophomore campaign cut short after suffering torn knee ligaments against Stanford Nov. 8 … Totaled five receptions for 85 yards on the year … Two catches for 51 yards against the Cardinal, including a career-long 45-yard reception … Two catches for 15 yards at Cal … Made one grab for 19 yards at USC … Led team with average of 17.0 yards per reception … Appeared in all nine games prior to the injury. 2007 — Enhancing his contribution by graduating from high school early in order to take part in spring drills, the true freshman caught three passes for 35 yards and one touchdown in 12 games … Early jump on the competition contributed to him stepping onto the field early before production waned some down the stretch … Included among season totals were two catches for 28 yards and one score during extensive action (26 plays) in front of ESPN’s “Game Day” crew and a national audience in the win vs. Arizona State. HIGH SCHOOL — The SuperPrep All-American ranked among the top 20 prep receivers in the country as well as among the top 15 players in the Midlands section by the recruiting service … Gathered four-star recognition by Rivals. com and Scout.com in addition to receiving votes on the Long Beach PressTelegram Best in the West balloting … Accumulated 30 receptions for 567 yards and nine touchdowns his senior year for a team which finished with a 2-8 record after posting 45 catches for 988 yards and 16 scores as a junior … National stock soared prior to 2006 season following exposure at West Coast combine, which resulted in elevating him among top prospects in Colorado … His outstanding character epitomized by him receiving the 16th annual Watkins Memorial Award as the nation’s top African American male high school scholar athlete. Receiving 2007 (Fr.) 2008 (So.) Career
Conrad Davis RJR • 6-3 • 260 • Elmira, OR (Shasta JC)
GP 12 9 21
REC 3 5 8
YDS 35 85 120
AVG 11.7 17.0 15.0
YPG 0.3 9.4 5.7
TD 1 0 1
Long 19 vs Arizona St. 45 vs Stanford 45
- Switched from the defensive line to the offensive line during spring drills
PERSONAL — Born Conrad Mitchell Davis on June 17, 1988 in San Jose, Calif. Parents: Frank and Vonette Davis. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Elmira (Jim Keizur). Major: Mathematics. Redshirt: 2008 2008 — Redshirt season … Two-time defensive scout team player of the week for his work prior to wins at Arizona State and vs. Stanford … Walked on prior to spring drills after completing junior college degree. BEFORE OREGON — Spent two seasons at Shasta JC (Calif.) … Had 45 tackles, seven sacks and 12 quarterback hurries as a JC sophomore … Prepped locally at Elmira High School … Second-leading tackler (79) led Falcons with five sacks as a senior … Also had two interceptions and was the team’s leading receiver on offense (16 rec, 211 yds, 2 TDs).
WR #10 D.J. Davis JR • 6-1 • 205 • Denver, CO (Montbello) - Set the school standard among wide receivers in the bench press (355) during winter conditioning - Performed non-contact drills in the spring while rehabing from injury - Enters fall camp as a No. 2 outside receiver PERSONAL — Born Andrew (D.J.) Jahmael Davis on Jan. 4, 1989 in Denver, Colo.
Ed Dickson RSR • 6-5 • 243 • Bellflower, CA (Bellflower) - 2009 John Mackey Award Watch List (nation’s top tight end) - 2008 2nd Team All-Conference (Coaches) - Second-most career starts among returning players - Preseason 2nd Team All-Pac-10 (Athlon) - Preseason 2nd Team All-Pac-10 (Lindy’s) - Preseason 2nd Team All-Pac-10 (Phil Steele) PERSONAL — Born Edward James Dickson on July 25, 1987 in Los Angeles, Calif. Parent: Rena Dickson. Family: Two sisters. High School (Coach): Bellflower (Brian Mustang) 2005. Major: Family and Human Services. Redshirt: 2005. 2008 — All-Pac-10 second team (coaches) … Set career marks with 508 yards and an average of 14.5 yards per catch … Second on the team in receiving yardage and fourth in receptions (35) … Fourth in touchdown catches (3) … Career marks of seven catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns vs. Boise State … Seven receptions for 93 yards, as well as three carries for 18 yards at Purdue … Equaled a career-best seventh catch a third time against Arizona (84 yards) … Two catches for 81 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown in Civil War win at Oregon State … Capped season with two grabs for 29 yards in the Holiday Bowl … One of the program’s strongest tight ends in school history, emerged as only the second tight end ever to bench press 400 pounds or more (400 lbs.), as well as tied for second on the position’s all-time power clean chart (341 lbs.) during 2008 winter testing.
2007 — The Ducks’ second-leading receiver accumulated more receiving yards than any of the program’s tight ends in the past three years while snagging more passes than any of Oregon’s tight ends ever … Pulled down a career-best six catches against both California and Arizona while accumulating a high of 70 receiving yards vs. Washington State … Parlayed a consecutive three-game total of 14 receptions against USC, Arizona State and the Wildcats, in addition to combining for 199 receiving yards vs. Stanford, California and the Cougars … Caught touchdowns in two of his first four games but forced to wait until his 13th game (vs. South Florida in the Brut Sun Bowl) to score his third TD … In addition to his contributions from the line of scrimmage also spent extensive time on special teams, scoring a pair of two-point conversions and adding two tackles … Was second only to Patrick Chung (1,173) in total plays with 1,135.
HIGH SCHOOL — Caught five passes for 98 yards and a touchdown as a senior in 2005 … Averaged 19.6 yards per reception for the 13-1 Knights, who won the Mission League title.
DL #89 Mike DiVincenzo
2006 — 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.
PERSONAL — Born Michael Vincent DiVincenzo on March 22, 1987 in Tarzana, Calif. Parents: Glenn and Sallie DiVincenzo. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Notre Dame (Kevin Rooney) 2005. Major: Pre-Business Administration and Economics. Redshirt: 2005.
2005 — Earned scout team’s offensive-player-of-the-week distinction on five occasions during his redshirt campaign, aiding preparations in games vs. Montana, Stanford, Arizona, Washington State and USC.
2007 — Made two appearances, making the most of his limited playing time by intercepting a pass and returning it 15 yards for a touchdown against South Florida in the Sun Bowl … A five-time scout team player of the week, three times on defense and twice on offense.
HIGH SCHOOL — The SuperPrep All-American was ranked as the nation’s No. 6 prep tight end prospect, as well as the top player at his position in the Western United States … The four-year starter led the Buccaneers in receiving and quarterback sacks, recording 28 catches for six touchdowns and over 400 yards his senior year to earn CIF Southern Section Southeast/South Coast lineman of the year plaudits from the L.A. Times … His 54 tackles included 10 QB sacks, as he also blocked one field goal and punted the football 11 times (five inside the 20yard line) for a 45.4-yard average … Included were five receptions for 72 yards in the 2004 season opener vs. Pacifica and three catches (two TDs) for 90 yards against Norwalk … The first-team all-Suburban League selection was named Best in the West honorable mention by the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Receiving 2006 (Fr.) 2007 (So.) 2008 (Jr.) Career
GP 13 13 13 39
REC 4 43 35 82
YDS 45 453 508 1006
AVG 11.2 10.5 14.5 12.3
YPG 0.3 34.8 39.1 25.8
TD 0 3 3 6
RSR • 6-2 • 250 • Porter Ranch, CA (Notre Dame)
2008 — Saw action vs. Washington and Utah State … Played nine snaps against the Aggies and made one solo tackle.
2006 — Three-time scout team player of the week on defense. 2005 — Joined the Ducks as a walk-on … Redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL — Played defensive end and tight end for the same school that produced fellow Ducks Charlie Carmichael and his brother Chris … Caught nine balls for 121 yards and a TD as a senior while adding two more on the ground.
Long 16 vs Arizona 46 vs Wash. St. 45 at Oregon State 46 vs. Wash. St.
RJR • 6-4 • 228 • Canby, OR (BYU) - Began college career as a quarterback at BYU PERSONAL — Born Samuel M. Doman on May 5, 1985 in Payson, Utah. Parents: Dee and Shelie Doman. Family: 12 brothers, three sisters. High School (Coach): Canby (Mike Doty) 2004. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2007.
Chris DiVincenzo RJR • 6-5 • 203 • Porter Ranch, CA (Notre Dame) PERSONAL — Born Christopher G. DiVincenzo on Oct. 25, 1988 in Northridge, Calif. Parents: Glenn and Sallie DiVincenzo. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Notre Dame (Kevin Rooney) 2006. Major: Journalism. Redshirt: 2006. Note: Brother Mike also plays football for the Ducks. 2008 — Rejoined the Ducks as a squad member, regaining his walk-on spot during fall tryouts … Member of the scout team. 2007 — Squad member and scout team participant. 2006 — Redshirt season … Worked with the scout team.
2009 — Rejoined the team during winter term. 2008 — Did not play football in the fall … Led the Green team with two receptions for 19 yards in the Spring Game. 2007 — Had to sit out due to transfer rules after arriving from BYU, yet remained sharp while quarterbacking the scout team … An unsung hero with regard to Oregon’s Sun Bowl win, he paid his own way to El Paso and acted as the scout team quarterback leading up to the win against South Florida. BEFORE OREGON — Spent one year on scholarship at BYU after a church mission in the Dominican Republic and was on the sidelines for the Cougars’ Las Vegas Bowl victory against the Ducks in 2006 … The second-team all-Pac-9 quarterback and defensive back helped Canby claim back-to-back league titles … A two-star prospect according to Scout.com, he passed for 1,100 yards and ran for 600 more as a senior.
All-Star Football Game, where he blocked an extra point in helping the South All-Stars clinch a come-from-behind victory … Began his collegiate career at Idaho in 2005 before transferring to CCSF in 2006. Defense 2008 (Jr.)
SO • 6-1 • 200 • Roswell, GA (Riverside Roswell)
PERSONAL — Born Garrett T. Embry on February 20, 1990 in Birmingham, Ala. Parents: Maury and LaWanda Embry. Family: No siblings. High School (Coach): Riverside Roswell (Tim McFarlin) 2008. Major: Business Administration. 2008 — Saw action in all 13 games as a true freshman … Made nine tackles on special teams, including six solo stops … Recorded multiple tackles at Washington State, vs. UCLA and vs. Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl. HIGH SCHOOL — Ranked as 68th player at his position in the country, the PrepStar all-Southeast Region defensive back was included on the Georgia Top 80 list (60th) by Scout.com … Team captain and three-year starter, caught 54 passes for 953 yards and four touchdowns in 2007 to lead the 10-3 Hornets to the AAAAA state quarterfinals and a final ranking of 10th in the state … Was credited with 15 receptions for 300 yards and four touchdowns as a junior, in addition to posting 30 tackles, knocking down 10 passes and intercepting three aerials as a cornerback … Helped school to the AAAAA state co-championship in 2006 (13-1-1).
- Enters the fall as a No. 2 receiver - Was the first player among last year’s true freshmen to play a down - Top vertical (35) among receivers during winter conditioning
Morgan Flint RSR • 5-9 • 163 • Bend, OR (Bend) - Oregon’s starter at the end of 2008 but will have to win the starting field goal kicking job once again in the fall - Began his career with 30 consecutive kicks made (PAT and FG) PERSONAL — Born Morgan Allen Flint on Oct. 24, 1986 in Ellensburg, Wash. Parents: Keith Flint and Sandy Johnson. Family: One brother, two sisters. High School (Coach): Bend (Craig Walker) 2005. Major: Sociology. Redshirt: 2005. 2008 — Took over placekicking duties for the final four games, hitting on 7-of-9 field goal attempts … 28-of-28 in PATs … Converted a UO single-game record 11 consecutive kicks (3 FG, 8 PATs) at Oregon State … Was successful on first 30 kicks of his career … Made first career PAT in season opener vs. Washington … Kicked off three times at Washington State, averaging 63.3 yards … Season-best 39-yard field goal vs. Arizona. 2007 — Saw his first action as a collegian, stepping onto the football field for a pair of kickoffs, one each vs. California and South Florida. 2006 — The youngest of Oregon’s four kickers, continued to hone his talents on the practice field. 2005 — Redshirt season.
Blake Ferras SR • 6-6 • 290 • San Jose, CA (CC of San Francisco) - Emerged as one of the top four defensive tackles during spring drills PERSONAL — Born Blake Daniel Ferras on Nov. 10, 1986 in San Jose, Calif. Parents: Dan and Liza Ferras. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Leland (Kelly Edwards) 2005. Junior College (Coach): City College of San Francisco (George Rush) 2007. Major: Sociology.
HIGH SCHOOL — The two-time All-Intermountain Conference first-team kicker also earned honorable mention all-state plaudits (The Oregonian) on the gridiron in 2003 and 2004 as team was crowned conference champions his junior year … The two-time baseball letterman also was named first-team all-state his final year as a shortstop. Kicking XP-XPA FG-FGA 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Long Blk 2008 (Jr.) 28-28 7-9 0-0 4-4 3-4 0-1 0-0 39 1
2008 — Appeared in seven games as a reserve on the defensive line … Played 21 snaps vs. Arizona and 19 at Washington State … Posted his lone tackle against the Wildcats … Arrived on campus in time for spring practices, but missed the majority of drills with an ankle sprain. BEFORE OREGON — The three-star Rivals.com and Scout.com prospect captained CCSF in 2007 and was one of the defensive anchors for a program that won the California community college state championship and was crowned junior college national champions at end of 2007 season … Teammate of Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli with the Rams … Was credited with 25 tackles, eight tackles for loss and four quarterback sacks in 10 games, including a season-high six stops and three TFLs in state championship win over Mt. San Antonio College … Also recovered three fumbles in opener vs. Solano … The Leland HS co-leader in sacks (4.0) as a prep senior was the team’s fourth leading tackler, posting 79 tackles, and recovering one fumble … The Chargers’ most valuable defensive player was a first-team all-Santa Teresa League choice following the 2004 campaign … Was selected to play in the Charlie Wedemeyer
Max Forer RJR • 6-3 • 271 • Santa Monica, CA (Santa Monica) - Enters fall camp as the No. 2 center - Top offensive lineman in the electronic 40-yard dash (5.59) and shuttle run (4.46) PERSONAL — Born Max Louis Forer on May 5, 1988 in Los Angeles. Parents: Jeffrey and Michele Forer. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Santa Monica (Mike Burnett). Major: Sociology. Redshirt: 2006.
2008 — Saw action vs. Utah State, totaling a career-best eight snaps against the Aggies.
2007 — The walk-on took the field twice despite an abundance of experience and health on the offensive line. Made appearances vs. Fresno State and South Florida, totaling five plays … Received team honors for play on the defensive scout team leading up to the Michigan game. 2006 — Redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL — Helped the Vikings to a runner-up Ocean League finish with a 4-1 mark, 8-3 overall, as a senior. Had 18 tackles and a pair of sacks while playing on the defensive side of the ball.
OL #57 Trevor Fox FR • 6-5 • 287 • Temecula, CA (Chaparral)
Tyrece Gaines JR • 6-3 • 205 • Duluth, GA (Butler County CC) PERSONAL — Born Tyrece Leonard Gaines on March 16, 1987 in Tallahassee, Fla. Parents: Shirley Austin. Family: Two brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Norcross (Keith Maloof ) 2006. Major: Sociology. BEFORE OREGON — One of the most sought after junior college receivers in the nation, earned second team All-America acclaim this past season for JUCO national champion Butler County Community College (Kan.) ... Rated as the No. 8 overall prospect in the Rivals.com junior college top 100 ... A four-star recruit according to both Rivals and Scout.com ... Made 28 receptions for 490 yards (17.5 avg.), including a team-high nine touchdowns in 2008 ... Caught 23 balls for 424 yards (18.4 avg.) and four scores as a freshman in 2007 ... Teammate of fellow incoming 2009 signee Zac Clark at Butler County C.C.
PERSONAL — Born Trevor Steven Fox on Sept. 13, 1990 in Laguna Hills, Calif. Parents: Steven and Geri Fox. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Chaparral (Tommy Leach) 2009. Major: Undecided. HIGH SCHOOL — Played offensive guard and tackle for head coach Tom Leach at Chaparral of the Southwestern League ... All-SWL First-Team Offense ... All-CIF ... All-Riverside County ... Second-Team All-California ... Named the No. 79 player in the Far West Region (Calif., Nev., Hawaii) by Superprep Magazine ... Ranked as the No. 73 guard in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 35 OG by Scout.com ... Named a three star recruit by both major recruiting services ... Team advanced to the Inland title game in his senior season but fell to Centennial (Corona, Calif.) ... Will join former teammate, Talmadge Jackson III on the Ducks’ roster ... Chaparral rushed for 3,081 yards (220.1 yds/g) and passed for 1,917 yards in 2008, averaging 34.9 points per game.
OL #56 Cody Gates RFR • 6-4 • 299 • Laguna Hills, CA (Sage Hill) PERSONAL — Born Cody Kenneth Gates on Dec. 20, 1989 in Mission Viejo, Calif. Parents: Bernie and Laurie Gates. High School (Coach): Sage Hills (Pete Anderson) 2008. Major: Undecided. Redshirt: 2008. 2008 — Redshirt season … Member of the scout team … Joined the team as a walk-on in late September. HIGH SCHOOL — Earned four letters playing football and three while throwing the shot and discus on the track and field team at Sage Hill High School in Newport Beach, Calif. … Earned conference MVP honors for his efforts on the track and field team following his senior season.
RJR • 6-3 • 300 • Sublimity, OR (Weber State) PERSONAL — Born Justin Davis Fritz on May 1, 1987 in Salem, Ore. Parents: Ron and Jan Fritz. High School (Coach): Regis (Luke Bucheit). Major: Geography. 2009 — Participated in spring practice. BEFORE OREGON — Began his college career at FCS school Weber State ... Played on both sides of the line at Regis, earning first-team all-state honors as a junior and senior ... Was named the 2A Lineman of the Year as a senior ... Lettered four times in football and once each in golf and track. ... Scored three two-point conversions during his prep career.
Anthony Gildon RSO • 6-1 • 175 • Simi Valley, CA (Oaks Christian) - Vertical of 36.5 during latest winter testing ranks among the top five marks at his position in school history PERSONAL — Born Anthony Joseph Gildon on Dec. 21, 1988 in San Fernando, Calif. Parents: Terry Gildon and DeChandra Busch. Family: Two brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Simi Valley (Bill Redell), 2007. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2008.
2008 — Redshirt season … Posted one tackle and broke up one pass in the Spring Game … 35.5-inch vertical jump in winter testing equaled program’s fifth-best effort ever among defensive backs and was the top mark in 13 years. 2007 — Part of Oregon’s incredible freshman class that saw ten true rookies take the field for the 9-4 Ducks … Appeared in nine games … Lone tackle was a TFL in the Sun Bowl win against South Florida … Played a season-best ten snaps vs. Washington State … Credited with a pass breakup in his debut at Michigan. HIGH SCHOOL — Earned four stars from Rivals.com as well as votes on the Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West balloting … Ranked among the top 12 defensive backs in the Far West 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 … Played a major role in the Tri-Valley League champions leading the state with 27 interceptions and outscoring the opposition by an average of 42.2 points per game … Contributed 46 tackles and four interceptions (returning two for TDs) in 2005.
the publication’s 2003 Cream of the Crop ledger … California’s ninth-ranked prep prospect averaged 7.2 yards per carry (775 yards) and scored 14 touchdowns on the ground his senior season in addition to grabbing 14 catches for 224 yards and two scores … Also passed for one TD to lead the Spartans to their 12th straight undefeated season (13-0) … Included were 120 yards rushing (8.6 avg.) and three touchdowns vs. Palma … Ranked third in the Bay Valley League in rushing and seventh in the area in scoring (102 points). Defense 2006 (Fr.) 2007 (So.) 2008 (Jr.) Career
UA 6 14 19 39
A 2 11 2 15
TT 8 25 21 54
LOSS 0.0-0 1.0-3 0.0-0 1.0-3
SACK 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0
FR 0 1 0 1
FF 0 0 0 0
INT 1-36 0-0 0-0 1-36
PBU 1 0 0 1
OL #70 Ramsen Golpashin RSO • 6-4 • 280 • Saugus, CA (Saugus) - Heads into fall camp as the No. 2 right guard
Willie Glasper RSR • 5-11 • 188 • Pittsburg, CA (De La Salle) - Enters fall camp as a starter at cornerback - Limited during spring practice due to injury - Has appeared in more games than any other member of the defense - Former high school All-America PERSONAL — Born Willie Ray Glasper on May 5, 1986 in Walnut Creek, Calif. Parents: Willie and Joyce Glasper. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): De La Salle (Bob Ladouceur) 2004. Major: Political Science. Redshirt: 2005.
PERSONAL — Born Ramsen Golpashin on Dec. 27, 1988 in Culver City, Calif. Parents: John and Miriam Golpashin. Family: One brother. High School (Coach) Saugus (Jason Bornn) 2007. Major: Business Administration. Redshirt: 2007. 2008 — Saw first collegiate action vs. Utah State … Special teams scout team player of the week leading up to win vs. Arizona. 2007 — Redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL — Recognized as a scholar-athlete by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame … Two-time all-area and all-Foothill League performer for the Centurions.
2008 — Sixth among defensive backs with 21 tackles, including 19 solo stops … Served as a “gunner” on all return and coverage units … Earned game ball award for special teams play in win over UCLA … Posted a season-high four tackles against Utah State … Had multiple tackles on seven occasions, including three apiece vs. UCLA and Arizona … Has played in all 39 games since the start of 2006. 2007 — 25 tackles ranked sixth among defensive backs … Recorded a career-high seven tackles and recovered a fumble against Arizona State … Contributed six stops and posted a season-high 55 snaps in the season opener vs. Houston … First career TFL among a pair of unassisted tackles in win at Michigan … Appeared in all 13 games. 2006 — Credited with three of his tackles on kick coverage units while playing in all 13 games as a reserve defensive back and special teams contributor … Picked up season-high three tackles vs. Oklahoma as well as single stops on five other occasions, including one in the Las Vegas Bowl vs. BYU … Injuries allowed him to step into the starting lineup vs. Portland State, logging a career-high 62 snaps and his first collegiate interception. 2005 — Earned scout team defensive player-of-the-week accolades for aiding team’s preparations in win over Fresno State during redshirt campaign. HIGH SCHOOL — Accumulating Parade, SuperPrep and Prepstar All-America accolades, the unanimous No. 1 prep cornerback candidate in the West (SuperPrep) was rated as the sixth-best cornerback in the nation (TheInsiders.com) … Finished 12th in the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s Best in the West balloting while the two-time Contra Costa Times first-team all-area recipient was fifth on
Scott Grady RFR • 5-11 • 180 • Tigard, OR (Tigard) - Led White team defensive backs with three tackles in the Spring Game - Third-fastest player on the team at full speed (2.82 in the fly 30) PERSONAL — Born Scott A. Grady on November 4, 1989 in San Diego, Calif. Parents: Richard Grady and Andrea Thomas. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Tigard (Mitch Sanders) 2008. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2008. 2008 — Redshirt season … Worked with the scout team primarily on defense and special teams. HIGH SCHOOL — Second-team all-state running back (The Oregonian), ranked as the third-best prospect in the state by Rivals.com as well as the 38th defensive back in the country … PrepStar all-West Region recipient and Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 honoree … Team captain, named Pacific Conference’s offensive player of the year and second-team all-league … Suffered an injury in the second game of the year, hampering him the remainder of his senior season, yet still managed to accumulate 1,661 all-purpose yards (184.6 avg.)
in 2007 … Rushed for 1,288 yards (8.9 avg,) and 15 touchdowns, caught eight passes for 141 yards and two scores, and returned nine kickoffs for 260 yards … Included was a 96-yard TD return against Forest Grove … Ran for a season-high 235 yards and five TDs in season opener for the Tigers … Ran for 903 yards as a junior, catching 27 passes for another 376 yards.
DL #66 Taylor Hart FR • 6-6 • 256 • Tualatin, OR (Tualatin) PERSONAL — Born Taylor Glenn Hart on Feb. 22, 1991 in Carmichael, Calif. Parents: Doug and Kathy Hart. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Tualatin (Craig Haistin) 2009. Major: Undecided.
Brandon Hanna RSO • 6-2 • 233 • Coeur d’Alene, ID (Lake City) PERSONAL — Born Brandon Thomas Hanna on Oct. 29, 1988 in Spokane, Wash. Parents: David and Helen Hanna. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Lake City (Van Troxel), 2007. Major: Business Administration. Redshirt: 2007. 2008 — Appeared in four games, contributing three of his four tackles on the year at Washington State … Recorded his first collegiate stop vs. Utah State … Member of the travel squad despite his limited number of snaps. 2007 — Prepped the first team offense during his redshirt year as a five-time weekly scout team honoree on defense.
HIGH SCHOOL — A first-team all-state selection on both offense (tackle) and defense (end) ... Hart played for head coach Craig Hastin at Tualatin, of the 6A Pacific League ... A Tacoma News Tribune Northwest 100 selection ... A Tacoma News Tribune ‘Northwest Nuggets’ Honorable Mention ... Ranked as the No. 26 defensive end in that nation according Rivals.com and ranked the No. 45 DE and No. 27 overall player in the Northwest Hot 100 by Scout.com ... Named a three star recruit by both recruiting services ... The No. 1 player in the state of Oregon according to Superprep Magazine ... Lost to Beaverton in the second round of the state playoffs this season after defeating Beaverton in the regular season ... Father is a UO graduate ... Attended first Oregon game (against USC) when he was eight years old.
HIGH SCHOOL — Ranked among the top two prospects in Idaho by SuperPrep, along with the best 50 players in the Midlands … 5A all-Idaho first-team linebacker received three stars from Rivals.com and Scout.com, and rated 10th on SuperPrep’s Northwest Hot 100 list … Also named the Inland Empire League’s Linebacker of the Year … Tallied 107 tackles as a senior, including six quarterback sacks and four tackles for loss … Forced four fumbles and recovered three others … Timberwolves went 12-0 and won 5A state championship … Awarded President’s Award for Academic Excellence. Defense 2008 (Fr.)
OL #72 Bill Haskins JR • 6-7 • 272 • Cave Junction, OR (Illinois Valley) PERSONAL — Born Bill David Haskins on April 3, 1988 in Mountain View, Calif. Parents: Henry Wintergerst and Kalinda Haskins. Family: No siblings. High School (Coach): Illinois Valley (Bob Thornhill) 2007. Major: Human Physiology. 2008 — Participated in spring drills. HIGH SCHOOL — Played for 4A school Illinois Valley of the Skyline League … Team finished 6-3 his senior year.
Cliff Harris FR • 5-11 • 168 • Fresno, CA (Edison) - A 2008 U.S. Army All-American HIGH SCHOOL — 2009 U.S. Army All-American ... Named the No. 7 recruit in the state of California by The Contra Costa Times ... A 2009 ‘Best in the West’ selection (No. 10 overall, No. 2 DB) by the Long Beach Press-Telegram ... A Tacoma News Tribune Northwest 100 selection ... An all-state third-team selection ... ESPN Rise California All-State Selection (Defense - DB) ... Played cornerback and wide receiver for head coach and former 49er, Tim McDonald at Edison HS of the County/Metro League ... Ranked the No. 7 and No. 6 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com and Scout.com, respectively ... Both services rated Harris a four-star recruit ... Named the No. 10 defensive back prospect in the nation by Superprep Magazine ... Had six interceptions his senior season to go with one kickoff and one punt return for touchdown ... Had nine interceptions to go with a kick and a punt return for touchdown as a junior ... Scout.com analyst Brandon Huffman said Harris is “the best cover corner in the country” ... Edison HS finished second in the County/Metro League and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.
QB #16 Daryle Hawkins
WR #19 Jamere Holland
FR • 6-4 • 190 • Omaha, NE (Omaha Central)
RJR • 6-1 • 185 • Pacoima, CA (USC)
PERSONAL — Born Daryle Ahryahn Hawkins on Dec. 28, 1990 in Omaha, Neb. Parents: James and Kathryn Knight. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Omaha Central (Jay Bell) 2009. Major: Undecided.
- UO’s top receiver during spring drills - Fastest member of the football team - Preseason 4th Team All-Pac-10 (Phil Steele)
HIGH SCHOOL — Played for head coach Jay Ball at Omaha Central High School of the A District 3 League ... Lined up at wide receiver for the Eagles in his junior season as the team took home the Nebraska Class A state championship ... Named the starting quarterback to begin his senior season but injured his collarbone in the second game ... Returned to the line-up for final two games ... Had 540 yards of total offense in the 3+ games he played in 2008 ... Team went 2-1 with him in the line-up, 0-6 without ... A prolific track competitor in high school ... Took home a state title in the triple jump, second in the state in long jump ... Had the fastest prelim time in the 110m hurdles but rolled ankle before the finals and still took third ... Metro-Conference 110m and 110m hurdles champion ... One star recruit by Scout.com, two stars from Rivals.com ... Played football, track and basketball in each of his four years in high school ... Basketball team has won the Nebraska state title in three of his four years ... Went to same HS as Ahman Green and Gayle Sayers.
PERSONAL — Born Jamere Lamarr Holland on March 6, 1988 in Northridge, Calif. Parent: Felincia Brown. Family: Two brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Taft (Troy Starr) 2006. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2006.
WR #98 Justin Hoffman RFR • 6-1 • 207 • Eugene, OR (Churchill) PERSONAL — Born Justin R. Hoffman on August 30, 1989 in Eugene, Ore. Parents: William and Jan Hoffman. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Churchill (Darrehl Mehl) 2008. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2008. 2008 — Redshirt season … Presented with UO’s yearly special teams scout team award at the postseason banquet … Won four weekly scout team honors for his work prepping the Ducks for games vs. UCLA (defense), Cal, Stanford and Oklahoma State. HIGH SCHOOL — Played wide receiver and outside linebacker for head coach Darrehl Mehl at Churchill High School in Eugene … Earned four-letters in football and baseball … Played catcher on the baseball team … Led the Lancers to the Midwestern League championship in 2007.
2008 — Saw his role increase as the season progressed, appearing in seven games and starting the finale against Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl … Season highlight was catching a 47-yard pass on a flea-flicker to open UO’s first offensive series in the bowl victory … Had a season-high two receptions for 45 yards against the Cowboys and rushed once for eight yards … Carried three times for 34 yards on the season with a long of 16 vs. UCLA … Returned nine kickoffs for 160 yards (17.8 avg.), including four for 47 yards at Oregon State … Averaged 35.3 all-purpose yards per contest, surpassing 41 yards in his final five appearances. 2007 — Rehabilitated a prior injury while sitting out the season due to NCAA transfer rules. BEFORE OREGON — Arguably USC’s fastest receiver before transferring to the UO, he redshirted during the 2006 season after breaking his collarbone in fall camp, but recovered in time to run track for the Trojans in the spring … The No. 4 athlete in the country (Rivals.com,), he was rated as the No. 11 receiver overall by Scout.com … Accorded PrepStar Dream Team, ESPN 150, SuperPrep All-American and PrepStar All-American honors, before participating in the U.S. Army All-American Game in 2005 … Also earned Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, All-City Co-MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team recognition, leading the Toreadors to an L.A. city championship with a 13-1 record … Credited with 56 catches for 1,188 yards (21.2 avg.) and 17 TDs his senior year, in addition to rushing for 40 yards on seven carries and one score … Also added touchdowns on a punt and kickoff return, and recorded 26 tackles and three interceptions … Accounted for a safety and led Taft in scoring with 132 points … As a prep junior, he was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, Los Angeles Times All-San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team as he had 38 receptions for 953 yards (25.1 avg.) and 15 TDs … On the track, he won the state 100 and 200 meters in 2005 (he was second in the 100 in 2006) while posting personal bests of 10.36 (the nation’s third best-fastest 100 in 2006) and 20.92. Kick Returns 2008 (So.)
YDS AVG TD 160 17.8 0
Long 25 vs. UCLA, at Ariz. St.
Receiving G 2008 (So.) 7
YDS AVG RPG 53 13.2 0.6
Rushing G 2008 (So.) 6
AVG YPG 13 4.3
Long 47 vs. Okla. St. TD 0
Long 16 vs. UCLA
OL #54 Jordan Holmes RJR • 6-5 • 285 • Yuba City, CA (Yuba City)
Terry and Jennifer Irvin. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Aurora (Tom Doherty) 2006. JC (Coach): Mt. San Antonio Community College (Robert Jastrab). Major: Art. Redshirt: 2008. 2008 — Saw the field for two plays in the season opener vs. Washington. BEFORE OREGON — Attended Mt. San Antonio Community College from 2006-08 after graduating from Aurora High School of the Centennial League … Led the Mt. SAC Mounties to a 10-3 record and paced the defense with 63 tackles (40 solo) in 2007 … Also notched 5.5 sacks and returned two interceptions for a combined total of 50 yards.
- Takes over the starting center position heading into fall camp - Versatile lineman made four starts at left guard in 2008 - Member of Oregon Iron Club, totaling 1,125 pounds in the clean, squat and bench during winter testing PERSONAL — Born Jordan David Holmes on May 16, 1988 in Yuba City, Calif. Parents: Mike and Gail Holmes. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Yuba City (Brian Brown) 2006. Major: Education. Redshirt: 2006. 2008 — Appeared in 13 games, starting four … No. 2 at center on the depth chart behind All-American Max Unger … Starting assignments came at left guard against Washington, Utah State, Purdue and UCLA – all UO victories … Part of UO’s record-setting rushing offense that ranked second nationally with 280.1 yards per game … Season-high 82 snaps against the Huskies … Selected an honorable mention academic all-conference choice. 2007 — Added quality depth to a veteran offensive line, backing up center and both guard spots … Took the field in eight of 13 games, highlighted by a 29-play effort in Oregon’s win at Michigan.
Andrew Iupati JR • 6-1 • 299 • Stanton, CA (Golden West CC) PERSONAL — Born Andrew Tui Iupati on May 8, 1989 in American Samoa. Parents: Aposetola and Belinda Iupati. Family: Two brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Western High School (N/A) 2007. Major: Undecided. HIGH SCHOOL — Scout.com three-star standing ... Played in six games his sophomore season, tallying 19 tackles, 3 for loss, with 2.5 sacks, one qb hurry, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... No. 6 in HS California in the 285-lbs. wrestling weight class according to Tech-Fall.com
2006 — Provided major contribution during redshirt year by prepping Oregon defense, accumulating scout team offensive player of the week honors during weeks preceding Fresno State, California, Arizona and Oregon State games. HIGH SCHOOL — The PrepStar all-region choice excelled as a two-way standout for the Honkers in addition to receiving all-area player-of-the-year honors following 2005 campaign … Yuba City’s most valuable player each of his last two years was selected first-team all Sac-Metro on offense following his final prep season after earning second-team honors as a junior … The three-time all-Metro League pick failed to allow a quarterback sack in his three years at offensive tackle and was hailed as league’s offensive line co-MVP his final prep campaign … The two-time team captain accumulated five QB takedowns, 11 tackles for loss and deflected three passes defensively his last fall while the offense sported a balanced attack (1,562 yards rushing, 1,467 yards passing) … Was credited with 56 tackles, eight quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries in 2004 … Also excelled as a standout wrestler as the 2006 Northwest subsection winner finished sixth in the CIF state tournament, capping his senior year with a 37-4 record (34 pins).
DE #33 Tyrell Irvin RJR • 6-1 • 220 • Denver, CO (Mt. San Antonio CC) - Moved from linebacker to end during spring drills - Joined Oregon Iron Club during winter testing, totaling 1,189 pounds in the clean, squat and bench for a team-high bodyweight ratio of 5.61 - Vertical leap (35.5) ranks among the all-time school leaders at both positions he has played PERSONAL — Born Tyrell L. Irvin on January 1, 1988 in Aurora, Colo. Parents:
DB #29 Brian Jackson FR • 5-10 • 193 • Hoover, AL (Hoover) PERSONAL — Born Brian Harrison Miles Jackson on Nov. 15, 1990 in Bessemer, Ala. Parents: Thomas and Annese Jackson. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Hoover (Josh Niblett) 2009. Major: Undecided. HIGH SCHOOL — Played for head coach Josh Niblett at Hoover High School of the 6A Region Six League ... Jackson had 161 tackles and three interceptions in his senior season and was named Alabama Sports Writers Association First-Team All-State as a defensive back and All-Metro First-Team as a safety ... Ranked the No. 85 safety in nation by Rivals.com and the No. 71 cornerback by Scout.com ... Named a three-star recruit by both services ... Team advanced to the state championship game but lost to Prattville 16-13 to finish with a 13-2 record on the season.
WR #85 Diante Jackson FR • 6-2 • 200 • Walnut Creek, CA (Las Lomas) PERSONAL — Born Diante Trevell Jackson on Aug. 6, 1991 in Oakland, Calif. Parents: Kimberly Rogers. Family: Three brother, two are twins. High School (Coach): Las Lomas (Doug Longero) 2009. Major: Sociology. HIGH SCHOOL — Named one of the top-20 players in the Bay Area (No. 1) in The Contra Costa Times ‘Cream of the Crop’ ... A Tacoma News Tribune Northwest 100 selection ... Played both wide receiver and safety for head coach Doug Longero at Las Lomas High School of the Diablo Foothill League ... Grabbed 61 passes for 1,021 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior ... Had 65 catches for 1,283 yards and 19 TDs as a junior ... The No. 32 player in the Far West Region (Calif., Nev., Hawaii) according to Superprep Magazine ... 2008 GoldenStatePreps All-Northern California First-Team Offense ... Ranked the No. 47 wide receiver in the nation according to Rivals.com, the No. 37 wideout by Scout.com ... A four-star recruit by both recruiting services ... Team advanced to the third round of the North Coast Section state playoffs ... Also earned letters in baseball, baseball and track.
DB #37 Talmadge Jackson III JR • 5-10 • 182 • Murrieta, CA (Chaparral) - Poised to become a full time starter in 2009 - Has played in all 26 games since first appearing as a true freshman - Limited to non-contact drills during spring drills PERSONAL — Born Talmadge Delmas Jackson III on March 19, 1989 in San Diego, Calif. Parents: Talmadge Jr. and Deitra Jackson. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Chaparral (Tom Leach), 2007. Major: Political Science. 2008 — Fifth-leading tackler among defensive backs with 30 stops (20 unassisted) … Two interceptions tied for third on the squad … Earned special teams game ball for effort at USC … Top reserve among the secondary, received first career start vs. Boise State … Posted a career-high five stops at Purdue (all unassisted) while contributing four tackles against USC, Arizona State and Arizona … Credited with two pass breakups and first career interception against the Broncos … Made a key second-half interception vs. the Wildcats … Appeared in all 13 games, playing 70 or more plays on three occasions … Returned five kickoffs for 59 yards … Clocked as team’s fastest defensive back during 2008 winter workouts, finishing the electronic 40 yards in 4.65 seconds. 2007 — Found his way onto the field for all 13 games as a true freshman, playing a key role on special teams and in the secondary on pass defense packages … Recorded tackles in seven games, including two apiece vs. Fresno State and at UCLA … Had a 32-play effort vs. the Bulldogs and again vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl … Selected as Oregon’s special teams player of the game vs. Arizona State.
ceived 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 (calhisports.com). Defense 2007 (Fr.) 2008 (So.) Career
UA 6 20 26
A 3 10 13
TT 9 30 39
LOSS 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0
SACK 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0
FR 0 0 0
FF 0 0 0
INT 0-0 2-0 2-0
PBU 0 3 3
DB #27 Titus Jackson RSR • 6-0 • 192 • Pomona, CA (Diamond Ranch) - Joined Oregon Iron Club, totaling 1,070 pounds (5.12 bodyweight ratio) in the clean, squat and bench during winter testing - Sat out the bulk of spring drills due to injury PERSONAL — Born Titus Clinton Jackson on Oct. 18, 1986 in Pullman, Wash. Parents: Titus G. Jackson and Lori Brazell. Family: Two sisters. High School (Coach): Diamond Ranch (Tom Leach) 2005. Major: Human Physiology. Redshirt: 2005. 2008 — Appeared in six straight games, beginning at Purdue and finishing at Arizona State … Made all four of his tackles at Washington State … Also had a pass breakup among a season-high 36 plays against the Cougars. 2007 — Made appearances in eight games, including the final six of the season … Was on the field for a season-high 16 plays vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl … Also saw 12 snaps at UCLA. 2006 — Completed the year with single tackles vs. Washington State and Washington, making appearances in nine of the last 10 games. 2005 — Earned program’s scout team defensive player of the week acclaim and special teams scout merit in consecutive weeks for aiding preparations against Stanford and Arizona State, respectively. HIGH SCHOOL — Earned all-San Gabriel Valley Region honors (L.A. Times) and all-CIF Southern Section second-team applause as a defensive back for the 2004 Mt. Baldy League champions … The safety posted 95 tackles and two interceptions as well as 25 receptions for 450 yards and four touchdowns as a wide receiver … Finished with five catches on three separate occasions and finished with double-digit tackles in six of nine regular-season appearances … The all-around stalwart capped his play for the Panthers carrying the football three times for 120 yards and one TD, recovering one fumble and returning an interception 35 yards … Led the Inland Empire with seven interceptions as a junior. Defense 2006 (Fr.) 2007 (So.) 2008 (Jr.) Career
UA 2 0 1 3
A 0 0 3 3
TT 2 0 4 6
LOSS 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0
SACK 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0
FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
FF 0 0 0 0
INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
PBU 0 0 1 1
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 (Rivals.com, Scout.com) re-
RB #21 LaMichael James RFR • 5-9 • 180 • Texarkana, TX (Liberty-Eylau) - Should figure in the mix at running back at some point in 2009 - Did not participate in any contact drills during the spring PERSONAL — Born LaMichael Keondrae James on October 22, 1989 in New Boston, Texas. Parent: Rosemary James. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Texarkana Liberty-Eylau (Pat Brady) 2008. Major: Sports Business. Redshirt: 2008.
2006 — Redshirt season … Honored five times for his work on the scout team, twice on defense and three times on special teams. HIGH SCHOOL — Listed among California’s top 100 players by Rivals.com as well as the 26th-rated safety prospect in the nation … Garnered San Gabriel League MVP recognition as the all-state and all-CIF recipient was awarded “Dream Team” player of the year plaudits by the Long Beach Press-Telegram … Rushed for 1,016 yards and 18 touchdowns as a quarterback his senior year while passing for 1,250 yards (54-96), two interceptions and 19 more scores … Defensively, accumulated better than 90 tackles while intercepting five passes … Epitomizing his natural talents, he completed a 91-yard pass against Downey and a 92-yard run against Warren in a game where he accumulated 250 yards and three touchdowns on the ground … The finalist for state player-of-the-year honors led the Dons to the CIF Division III championship with a 13-1 ledger and a No. 5 state ranking. Defense 2007 (Fr.) 2008 (So.) Career
UA 4 8 12
A 6 6 12
TT 10 14 24
LOSS 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0
SACK 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0
FR FF 0-0 0 1-21 0 1-21 0
INT 0-0 0-0 0-0
2008 — Redshirt season …Earned scout team player of the week honors (offense) for work prior to games at USC and Oregon State. HIGH SCHOOL — An all-state selection following his junior and senior seasons, the four-star prospect by Rivals.com was ranked 12th-best running back in the country as well as the 39th overall player in the state … The PrepStar allMidlands Region honoree tallied 53 touchdowns and better than eight yards per carry his final three years … Rushed for 2,043 yards (8.9-yard avg.) and 26 touchdowns his senior season for the Leopards, including a city single-game record rushing performance of 322 yards … The 2006 second-team 3A all-state selection and District 16-3A MVP tallied 19 TDs as a junior while adding 1,600 on the ground and another 500 yards in receptions for the state champions … Won the 100 meters at the state track meet in 2006 with a time of 10.51.
PBU 0 0 0
WR #82 Dion Jordan RFR • 6-7 • 215 • Chandler, AZ (Chandler) - Spent the spring with the tight ends, but enters fall camp as the team’s No. 2 slot receiver - Had he remained a tight end, his electronic 40-yard dash (4.82) would have ranked among the program’s all-time top five at that position PERSONAL — Born Dion Rory Jordan on March 5, 1990 in Chandler, Ariz. Parent: Sherrita Jordan. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Chandler (Jim Ewan) 2008. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2008.
Marvin Johnson RJR • 5-11 • 199 • Compton, CA (Dominguez) - Enters fall camp No. 2 on the depth chart at rover - One of 10 defensive players with more than 20 games of experience - Recorded one of the top five bench press marks (370) by a defensive back in school history during winter testing PERSONAL — Born Marvin Johnson Jr. on April 28, 1988 in Compton, Calif. Parents: Marvin Sr. and Shelavante Moore. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Dominguez (Willie Donerson), 2006. Major: Political Science. Redshirt: 2006. 2008 — Key reserve and special teams stalwart finished the regular season with 14 tackles in 11 appearances … Career best six tackles against Utah State … Had a 21-yard fumble return in the season opener vs. Washington … Contributed at least two tackles in five outings while experiencing his most extensive action in his first three games of the year (57 snaps vs. Utah State) before being slowed by injury …Joined two of his teammates in equaling the program’s top power clean mark (330 lbs.) ever among defensive backs, and led the way in the secondary with a 350-lb. bench press during winter testing … Shaved 13 hundredths of a second off his electronic 40-yard dash time (4.79) from 2007. 2007 — One of team’s top special teams assets … Posted 10 tackles in 12 appearances, including three stops against California and two vs. Houston … Was recognized as team’s special teams player of the week against the Golden Bears … Played a minimum of 23 snaps in each of the final three games, including a season-high 37 vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl victory.
2008 — Performed scout team duties during his redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL — The four-star prospect was ranked as the 10th overall tight end in the country by Scout.com … Also included on the website’s Arizona Top 85 (4th) as one of the best prospects in the state, as well as one of only seven tight ends on the Tacoma News Tribune’s Western 100 elite ledger … The PrepStar All-American and first-team all-region and all-state choice caught 13 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns in six games his senior year before the remainder of his season was curtailed while recovering from a serious off-thefield accident … Caught 54 passes for 804 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior.
LB #56 Josh Kaddu SO • 6-3 • 201 • Vacaville, CA (Vacaville) - Excelled in the spring and enters fall camp as the No. 2 SAM linebacker PERSONAL — Born Joshua I. Kaddu on March 12, 1990 in Richmond, Calif. Parents: Fred and Margaret Kaddu. Family: One brother, three sisters. High School (Coach): Vacaville (Mike Papodapolous) 2008. Major: Undeclared.
2008 — Originally expected to redshirt, was called on to fill a special teams void five games into the season … Appeared in six games and totaled five tackles, including a pair of solo stops in his debut at Washington State … Also made a pair of tackles at Oregon State. HIGH SCHOOL — Earned letters in football, basketball and track at Vacaville High School … Ranked as the 33rd-best strongside linebacker prospect in the country by Scout.com as well as included on its California Top 100 (99th) as one of the state’s top recruits … Named a three-star recruit by Scout.com and twostar recruit by Rivals.com … Finished his senior season ranked third in the Monticello Empire League in tackles with 92 stops (69 unassisted), 5.5 quarterback sacks (3rd in the league) and two interceptions … Included was a season-high 13 tackles vs. Vallejo … Also carried the ball 10 times for 78 yards and grabbed five catches for 155 yards and one touchdown … Helped Mike Papadopoulos’ team take home the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I football championship in 2006 with a 37-36 victory against Merced, the school’s first ever football title. Defense 2008 (Fr.)
FR FF 0-0 0
OL #68 C.E. Kaiser RJR • 6-4 • 290 • Veradale, WA (Central Valley) - Top returning offensive lineman tabbed as the starter at right guard - Did not participate in contact drills during the spring PERSONAL — Born Clarence Eugene Kaiser on Nov. 2, 1987 in Grand Forks, British Columbia. Parents: Michael and Teresa Kaiser. Family: One brother, two sisters. High School (Coach): Central Valley (Rick Giampetrie), 2006. Major: Sociology. Redshirt: 2006. 2008 — Battled through a late-season injury to play in all 13 games, starting 10 at right tackle … Played the third-most snaps of any offensive lineman, helping key Oregon’s team-record rushing attack (2nd nationally) … On the field for all but one offensive snap in record win at Oregon State … Eclipsed 16-year-old record, posting offensive line’s top power clean lift (374 lbs.) of all time during winter testing. 2007 — Lettered after appearing in seven games as a reserve behind a veteran offensive line … Also lined up as a tight end in Oregon’s jumbo package … Participated in double-digit plays four times, including 30 snaps vs. Washington State. 2006 — Redshirt season … Rewarded as scout team’s offensive player of the week prior to games against Stanford, California, Arizona and Oregon State. HIGH SCHOOL — The PrepStar all-region choice and honorable mention all-state standout was ranked among the top 25 prep prospects in Washington by Rivals.com … Anchored the Bears’ offensive line his senior year and paved the way for a pair of running backs that accumulated over 1,800 yards in a runoriented offensive attack … Received much of the credit for program’s 237.5yard rushing average, earning first-team all-Greater Spokane League honors on offense in 2005 after earning the kudos on defense his junior year … Was chosen to take part in the state’s East-West all-star game in Everett, Wash … A dual-sport athlete, advanced to the state’s regional level in the discus and shot put … Also served as senior class president.
Pono Kam RSR • 6-1 • 188 • Honolulu, HI (Kamehameha) - Member of Oregon Iron Club, totaling 949 pounds (5.12 bodyweight ratio) in the clean, squat and bench during winter testing PERSONAL — Born Justin Ku Pono Kam on April 7, 1987 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Parents: Rory Kam and Sheana Beckley. Family: One brother, three sisters. High School (Coach): Kamehameha (Kanani Souza), 2005. Major: Human Physiology. Redshirt: 2005. 2008 — Earned scout team honors on defense leading up to wins over Oregon State and Oklahoma State, in addition to accolades prior to the victory vs. UCLA. 2007 — Bolstered the team’s preparations for games against Michigan, Fresno State, Stanford, California and UCLA as the scout team player of the week on special teams … Nearly called upon to take practice snaps at quarterback after the top three signal callers were lost for the season. 2006 — Contributed as a member of the scout team. 2005 — Redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL — A standout quarterback at Hawaii’s nationally prominent Kamehameha, led the Warriors to the state championship in 2004 with a threetouchdown performance in his final prep game.
DL #92 Wade Keliikipi FR • 6-3 • 285 • Wai’anae, HI (Wai’anae) PERSONAL — Born Wade Kaulana Dominic Keliikipi on July 21, 1991 in Wai’anae, Hawaii. Parents: West and Gloria Keliikipi. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Wai’anae (Danny Matsumoto) 2009. Major: Undecided. HIGH SCHOOL — Named Hawaii’s top DT prospect in 2009 by Superprep Magazine and the No. 59 recruit overall in the West Region ... Played for head coach Danny Matsumoto at Wai’anae High School of the Oahu Red-West League ... Two star recruit by scout.com ... Ranked the No. 70 defensive tackle and the No. 20 player overall in the Northwest Hot 100 by Scout.com ... Two star recruit by Rivals.com ... Team posted a 5-6 overall record in 2008 and 9-4 in 2007 ... Team nicknamed the Seariders.
DB #14 Javes Lewis RSO • 6-1 • 185 • Tustin, CA (Tustin) - Enters fall camp as the team’s No. 2 free safety - Played primarily in passing down situations in 2008 PERSONAL — Born Javes Ulysses Lewis Jr. on Dec. 11, 1989 in Nuremburg, Germany. Parents: Javes Lewis Sr. and Ganine Owens. Family: One brother, one sister. High School: Tustin 2007. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2007.
snaps vs. Arizona State, 36 at Washington and 35 vs. Washington State. 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 Rivals.com and Scout.com 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 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. Receiving 2007 (Fr.) 2008 (So.) Career
GP 13 13 26
REC 3 2 5
YDS 26 11 37
AVG 8.7 5.5 7.4
RPG 2.0 0.8 1.4
TD 0 0 0
Long 18 vs WSU 6 vs Utah St. 18
2008 — Reserve defensive back ranked 14th in tackles with 19 (12 unassisted) … Made five tackles in a pair of Pac-10 contests - at Washington State and vs. Arizona … Credited with three pass breakups at Cal … Appeared in all 13 games, eclipsing 30 plays on four occasions …Played 45 snaps at both WSU and Arizona State.
2007 — Redshirt season … Honored as the scout team player of the week on special teams leading up to the win vs. Washington State. HIGH SCHOOL — A running back and safety in high school, he racked up 1,480 yards rushing on 178 carries, 417 yards receiving and 27 total touchdowns in 2006 … Also had six interceptions on defense … Had 887 yards on 140 rushing attempts and 12 TDs during his junior season, in addition to four receptions for 169 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown catch in 2005. Considered a wide receiver prospect by Scout.com out of high school. Defense 2008 (Fr.)
TE #26 Malachi Lewis JR • 6-4 • 220 • Oxnard, CA (Rio Mesa)
Bryson Littlejohn JR • 6-1 • 227 • Elk Grove, CA (Sierra CC) - Enters fall camp as the backup at middle linebacker - Junior college transfer arrived in time for spring drills - Led all linebackers with seven tackles in the Spring Game PERSONAL — Born Bryson Paul Littlejohn on March 30, 1989 in Sacramento, Calif. Parents: Marcus Littlejohn and Stacey Buckner. Family: No siblings. High School (Coach): Laguna Creek (Mark Nill) 2007. Major: Undecided. BEFORE OREGON — California Community Colleges Coaches Association 2008 All-America First Team Defense ... California Community Colleges Coaches Association 2008 All-California Region II First Team Defense ... Named a fourstar recruit and the No. 12 overall JC player in the nation by Scout.com ... Had an outstanding season for Sierra in 2008, posting 72 tackles, nine sacks, three forced fumbles, three interceptions and 14.5 tackles for loss while earning FirstTeam JC Grid-wire All-American honors ... Played running back and linebacker while at Laguna Creek HS ... In high school, had 149 tackles his senior season with 2 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal.
- No. 2 on the depth chart at tight end entering fall camp - Has played in all 26 games since arriving as a true freshman in 2007 - Earned first two starts of his career in ‘08 PERSONAL — Born Malachi Colby Jeremiah Lewis on July 26, 1989 in Eugene, Ore. Parents: Dion and Sheila Lewis. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Rio Mesa (Bob Gregorchuck), 2007. Major: Computer Science. Note: Mother, Sheila (Sattiewhite), was a four-year letterwinner on the Ducks’ women’s basketball team from 1985-88.
LB #25 Bo Lokombo FR • 6-3 • 226 • Abbotsford, BC (W.J. Mouat Secondary)
2008 —Appeared in all 13 games for a second straight season, earning his first career start vs. Stanford … Saw plenty of action as a situational tight end/Hback and on special teams … Caught passes against Utah State (6 yards) and USC (5 yards) … Participated in 48 plays at Washington State and 37 at Arizona State … Team’s fastest tight end/H-back (4.82 40 time) during winter testing.
PERSONAL — Born Boseko Lokombo on Oct. 15, 1990 in Kinslasa, Congo. Parents: Leon and Anne-Marie Lokombo. Family: Four brothers, two sisters. High School (Coach): W.J. Mouat (Dennis Kelly) 2009. Major: Business.
2007 — Utilized as a true freshman despite playing a position he had never played before … Stepped onto the field for all 13 games … Recovered a blocked punt in his Oregon debut vs. Houston … Caught three passes for 26 yards, including two for 21 yards against Washington State … Took part in 37
HIGH SCHOOL — Received votes in the 2009 ‘Best in the West’ by the Long Beach Press-Telegram ... A Tacoma News Tribune ‘Northwest Nuggets’ Honorable Mention ... A Tacoma News Tribune Northwest 100 selection ... Made 47 tackles with four interceptions as a senior at W.J. Mouat Secondary ... Named a
four-star recruit and the No. 10 middle linebacker prospect in the nation and the No. 5 player overall in the Northwest Hot 100 by Scout.com and a three-star recruit and No. 27 outside linebacker by Rivals.com ... The top Canadian recruit according to Superprep Magazine ... Also played wide receiver and running back in high school ... Ran for 1556 yards on 107 carries (14.54 avg/c) and 22 touchdowns and caught 37 passes for 728 yards in senior season ... Named Provincial AAA Eastern Conference All-Star Offensive MVP ... Also returned punts and kickoffs ... Has some local connections, as he played his junior season at South Eugene HS, where he tallied more than 50 tackles ... Born in the Congo but moved to Montreal in 1996 .. Also competed in basketball and track and field.
WR #94 Mike Mackie RSO • 6-5 • 208 • Glen Rock, NJ (Choate Rosemary Hall)
Devils. 2007 — Evolved from a reserve in the defensive secondary to a solid special teams performer before moving into the starting lineup at wide receiver for the final three games of the season … Playing in all 13 games, didn’t make his way onto the offensive side of the ball in a game until November … Finished the year with nine catches for 118 yards, including a team-high four receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown against Oregon State … Also grabbed two catches for 30 yards in his collegiate debut at the position at UCLA … Rushed three times for 34 yards, including an 18-yard sprint in the Sun Bowl vs. South Florida … Posted 11 of his 14 tackles during his first 10 outings on special teams, including three tackles each at Stanford and vs. Washington State. HIGH SCHOOL — Ranked among the top 140 prospects in California by SuperPrep … Attracted three stars from both Rivals.com and Scout.com … 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 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 a 82-yard kickoff return into the end zone vs. Chico.
PERSONAL — Born Michael Andrew Mackie on May 12, 1988 in Ridgewood, N.J. Parents: Robert and Susan Mackie. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach) Choate Rosemary Hall (Doug James) 2007. Major: English. Redshirt: 2007. Note: Attended the same high school as former U.S. president John F. Kennedy.
Receiving 2007 (Fr.) 2008 (So.) Career
GP 13 13 26
REC 9 39 48
YDS 118 421 539
AVG 13.1 10.8 11.2
RPG 0.7 32.4 20.7
TD 1 5 6
Long 33 vs Oregon St. 65 65
2008 — Made the most of his lone appearance, catching a 14-yard pass vs. Utah State … Earned scout team player of the week honors (offense) for prep work leading up to the win at Arizona State.
Rushing 2007 (Fr.) 2008 (So.) Career
GP 13 13 26
ATT 3 11 14
YG 34 88 122
YL 0 7 7
NET 34 81 115
AVG 11.3 7.4 8.2
YPG 2.6 6.2 4.4
2007 — Redshirted and was recognized as a defensive scout team player of the week prior to the win vs. Arizona State.
YDS AVG RPG 14 14.0 1.0
Long 18 vs. USF 15 18
HIGH SCHOOL — Prepped at the prestigious Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn. where he captained the football and basketball teams … Played wide receiver and strong safety for the Wild Boars … Also spent two years on the lacrosse team. Receiving GP REC 2008 (Fr.) 1 1
TD 0 0 0
WR #23 Jeff Maehl JR • 6-1 • 175 • Paradise, CA (Paradise )
JR • 5-11 • 214 • Daly City, CA (CC of San Francisco) - Preseason 1st Team All-Pac-10 (Athlon, Lindy’s and Phil Steele) - Preseason No. 9 QB (Lindy’s) - Had a 170.75 quarterback efficiency rating over the final four games of 2008, totaling 14 touchdowns (rushing and passing) against one INT. - Joined the Oregon Iron Club with a total lift of 1,128 pounds (4.88 times his bodyweight) in the clean, squat and bench - Set the program standard for QBs with a squat of 475 pounds and ranks among the top five all-time among QBs with a bench of 330 pounds
PERSONAL — Born Jeffrey David Maehl on March 16, 1989 in Paradise, Calif. Parents: Steve and Lucy Maehl. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Paradise (Rick Prinz) 2007. Major: Undeclared.
PERSONAL — Born Jeremiah Taeatafa Masoli on August 24, 1988 in San Francisco, Calif. Parents: Kennedy and Linda Masoli. Family: Two brothers, one sister. High School: St. Louis (Hawaii) 2006. Junior College (Head Coach): City College of San Francisco (George Rush) 2008. Major: Undeclared.
2008 — Oregon’s second-leading receiver and 13-game starter tied for the team lead in touchdown catches (5), snagging one in three of his last four appearances … Had a season-high 79 yards at Oregon State, including his first scoring catch outside the friendly confines of Autzen Stadium on a 17-yard TD less than five minutes into the game. … One week prior, had career-long 65-yarder for a score vs. Arizona … Career-best seven catches at Purdue for 38 yards … Grabbed five balls on two occasions, vs. Washington (49 yards) and at Arizona State (36 yards) … Rushed for 85 yards on 10 carries, including 30 yards on three runs in Tempe, Ariz … Lone catch vs. Stanford went for a 5-yard TD … Made seven tackles on special teams, including two solo stops against the Sun
2008 — Advanced from potential redshirt and the fifth quarterback in camp to a 10-game starter and the Pac-10’s third-most efficient passer – 45th nationally - (132.0) and eighth-leading rusher – 83rd in the nation - (718 yards, 59.8 ypg) … The Len Casanova Award winner as the team’s most outstanding newcomer set a new UO single-season standard for rushing yards by a quarterback, smashing Reggie Ogburn’s mark of 644 in 1979 … Capped off his remarkable first-year with offensive MVP honors at the Holiday Bowl, leading the Ducks past No. 13 Oklahoma State with 258 yards and one touchdown through the air, and 106 yards and three scores on the ground … Won a pair of Pac-10 player of the week awards, leading the Ducks past Arizona in Week 12 with a conference-
best (tie) five total touchdowns (3 rushing, 2 passing), and against Arizona State in Week 9 … Accounted for a season-high 387 yards of total offense against the Wildcats, completing 21 of 26 for a personal-best 298 yards, while adding a game-high 89 yards on the ground … Honored after spearheading a lopsided road win in Tempe, rushing eight times for 85 yards and a TD, and completing 17 of 26 pass attempts for another 147 yards against the Sun Devils … Helped lead the Ducks to their highest point total ever in Pac-10 play (65-38), dismantling Oregon State with 274 passing yards on only 11 (of 17) completions and a career-high three TD passes … Added 53 yards rushing and a TD run against the Beavers … Engineered the winning 74-yard scoring drive against Stanford, completing three passes for 39 yards and rushing twice for 28 yards during a drive that started with 2:18 on the clock and the Ducks trailing 28-27 … The key play against the Cardinal was his 25-yard scamper on 3rd-and-8 from the Stanford 33 … Came within 3 yards of equaling the UO single-game rushing record by a quarterback, racking up 170 yards on 24 carries vs. UCLA … Did not have a rushing touchdown until Oregon’s seventh game of the season, but ran for one or more scores in six of the final seven games, totaling 10 on the season … Over the season’s final three games, he completed 50 of 75 (66.7%) passes for 830 yards and six TDs against one interception, and rushed 38 times for 248 yards (6.5 avg.) and seven scores … His first start came Sept. 20 against Boise State but was forced to exit the game after suffering a concussion on UO’s 14th offensive play … Finished the season ranked fourth in the conference in total offense (205.2 avg.) and sixth in passing yards (145.3 avg.). BEFORE OREGON — The third-team All-American led CCSF to a junior college national title as a freshman in 2007, completing 61.3 percent of his passes (258-of-421) for 3,592 yards and 30 touchdowns … Also rushed for 448 yards and 11 scores … Earned game MVP honors while completing 19 of 33 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Rams to a 31-28 win over Mt. San Antonio College in the state championship contest … The NorCal Conference offensive player of the year threw for a season-high 407 yards (23-36) and six TDs in just over one half in a 51-20 domination of Los Medanos, and added five scoring passes in win over Foothill College … As a prep athlete, Masoli attended Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif., for three years before spending his senior year at St. Louis High School in Hawaii … Earned first-team all-state basketball honors as a prep senior. Passing G ATT 2008 (So.) 12 136
CMP INT 239 5
Rushing G ATT 2008 (So.) 12 127
YL NET 133 718
YDS TD 1744 13
YPG Long 145.3 76 vs OSU
AVG YPG 5.7 59.8
Long 66 vs Ariz.
Also posted two tackles for loss in the win over the Sun Devils … Participated in 62 plays at Arizona after taking part in 53 snaps the previous week against Arizona State. 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 Scout.com … 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. Defense 2007 (Fr.) 2008 (So.) Career
UA 11 35 46
A 7 32 39
TT 18 67 85
LOSS 4.0-5 13-44 17-49
SACK 1.0-1 2.0-10 3.0-11
FR 0 0 0
FF 0 0 0
INT 0-0 0-0 0-0
PBU 0 2 2
DL #59 Terrance Montgomery JR • 6-2 • 291 • Pittsburgh, PA (Reedly CC) PERSONAL — Born Terrance Jamar Montgomery on Sept. 16, 1985 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Parents: Terrance Montgomery and Lillie Smith. Family: One brother, two sisters. Wife: Tenisa Montgomery. Children: Dove Montgomery. High School (Coach): East Allegheny (Tim Cortazzo) 2004. Major: Sociology. 2009 — One of four JC transfers to enroll early and participate in spring practices … Recorded four tackles, including one tackle for a loss, in the Spring Game. BEFORE OREGON — Served in the Army after high school … Two-year starter at Reedley ... Named a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Had 20 tackles and two sacks while seeing limited playing time as a freshman ... Lettered two years in football and three years in track at East Allegheny High.
Casey Matthews JR • 6-2 • 235 • Agoura Hills, CA (Oaks Christian) PERSONAL — Born Casey Christopher Matthews on Jan. 16, 1989 in Northridge, Calif. Parents: Clay and Leslie Matthews. Family: Three brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Oaks Christian (Bill Redell), 2007. Major: Economics. Note: Father, Clay, was a 19-year NFL veteran and USC All-American. 2008 — Oregon’s sixth-leading tackler became a fixture in the starting lineup from the seventh game on …. Part of the Pac-10’s top team in terms of tackles for loss, ranking third on the Ducks with 13.0 for 44 yards … Credited with a career-high nine tackles on three occasions: at Cal, vs. Stanford and vs. Oklahoma State … Made eight stops at USC, including 2.5 TFLs and a sack … All six of his tackles at Purdue were of the solo variety … Recorded at least one tackle in 12 of 13 appearances. 2007 — The true freshman played in the first 11 games and earned a start at Arizona before a shoulder injury prevented him from appearing in either the Civil War or the Sun Bowl … Recorded 11 of his 18 tackles unassisted, including four stops against the Wildcats and three vs. both Fresno State and Arizona State …
Will Murphy RFR • 6-2 • 165 • Albany, OR (West Albany) PERSONAL — Born William L. Murphy on May 15, 1990 in Albany, Ore. Parents: Mark and Kristi Murphy. Family: One sister, one brother. High School (Coach): West Albany (Randy Nyquist). Major: Business. Note: Father Mark played baseball at Oregon and brother Andrew played football with the Ducks. Redshirt: 2008. 2009 — Made two catches for 42 yards in the Spring Game, including a 33-yarder for the victorious Green squad. HIGH SCHOOL — Earned three letters each in football, basketball and baseball at West Albany High School of the Mid-Willamette Conference … Earned firstteam all-conference and first-team all-state honors for football in 2007 as a wide receiver and cornerback … Took home the 5A State Championship in football his senior season.
LB #62 Nick Musgrove
TE #42 David Paulson
SO • 6-2 • 215 • Eugene, OR (Churchill)
RSO • 6-4 • 250 • Auburn, WA (Riverside)
PERSONAL — Born Nicholas Paul Musgrove on July 16, 1989 in Eugene, Ore. Parents: Mark and Diane Musgrove. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Winston Churchill (Darrell Mehl) 2007. Major: Journalism.
Posted second-fastest electronic 40-yard dash time (4.88) among current tight ends during winter testing
2009 — Invited to participate in spring practices as a walk-on … Credited with one tackle in the Spring Game.
PERSONAL — Born David Joshua Paulson on Feb. 22, 1989 in Renton, Wash. Parents: Scott and Kristi Paulson. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Riverside (Andrew Sage), 2007. Major: Business. Redshirt: 2007.
HIGH SCHOOL — Earned six letters, including three in lacrosse, two in swimming and one in football.
2008 — Saw his first game action as a collegian in win over Utah State.
LS #59 Jeff Palmer RFR • 5-10 • 193 • Dana Point, CA (Santa Margarita) - Opens fall camp as the squad’s top option at long snapper
2007 — Made the most of his redshirt season, earning scout team player of the week honors for his work leading up to wins vs. Houston, at Stanford and vs. Washington State. HIGH SCHOOL — Considered among the top prospects in the state as evidenced by his No. 4 selection on the Tacoma News Tribune’s Northwest Nuggets list … Also ranked 16th on SuperPrep’s Northwest Hot 100 ledger … The first-team 3A all-state linebacker (Associated Press) was tabbed as one of the nation’s top 50 tight ends after hauling in 18 catches for 182 yards his senior season … Played QB for the Ravens in his senior season … Still attracted SPSL 3A league defensive back of the year acclaim as well as second-team all-conference attention at quarterback … Received pre-season All-America attention by SuperPrep prior to his final prep campaign after catching 35 passes for 375 yards and seven touchdowns in 2005 as the second-team all-state tight end.
PERSONAL — Born Jeffrey Peter Palmer on May 2, 1989 in Pasadena, Calif. Parents: Richard and Ann Palmer. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Rancho Santa Margarita (Mike Jacot) 2008. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2008.
2008 — Was a member of the travel squad during his redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL — A four-year letterwinner in football … Team was a Pac-5 semifinalist in 2007 … Intercepted Mater Dei HS QB Matt Barkley in a HS win.
DB #31 Avery Patterson FR • 5-10 • 171 • Pittsburg, CA (Pittsburg Senior) HIGH SCHOOL — Named one of the top-20 players in the Bay Area (No. 2) in The Contra Costa Times ‘Cream of the Crop’ ... ESPN Rise California All-State Selection (Defense - DB) ... Played running back and cornerback for head coach Victor Galli at Pittsburg High School of the Bay Valley League ... Had 50 tackles, three interceptions, 10 PBU, 20 passes defensed and recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown on defense and rushed for two touchdowns on 20 carries with 205 yards and had three receptions for 30 yards on offense ... Named First Team All-BVAL, First Team All-East Bay and First Team All-NorCal following his senior season ... 2008 GoldenStatePreps All-Northern California First-Team Defense.
Spencer Paysinger RJR • 6-3 • 216 • Los Angeles, CA (Beverly Hills) Preseason 2nd Team All-Pac-10 (Lindy’s) Preseason 3rd Team All-Pac-10 (Phil Steele) Member of Oregon Iron Club, totaling 1,135 pounds (5.00 bodyweight ratio) on clean, squat and bench lifts Posted the top power clean lift among linebackers at 330 pounds PERSONAL — Born Spencer Colin Christopher Paysinger on June 28, 1988 in Los Angeles. Parents: Donald and Autumn Paysinger. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Beverly Hills (Carter Paysinger), 2006. Major: Economics. Redshirt: 2006 2008 — Won the “Will” linebacker spot during fall camp and proceeded to start all 13 games … Named second team Pacific-10 all-conference by Rivlas.com … Team’s second-leading tackler ranked fourth on the squad in tackles for loss with 12.0 for 25 yards … Tied for third on the team with two interceptions and fourth in pass break ups with six … Totaled seven of his TFLs in UO’s final four games – all wins – including 3.0 vs. Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl … Returned an interception 70 yards for his first career touchdown at Oregon State … Reached double-digit tackles three times, including a career-high 12 vs. both
Washington and Arizona … Paced the team in tackles the first three games, wins over the Huskies, Utah State and at Purdue … Finished with 10 tackles vs. Boise State … Posted 2.5 tackles for loss, including his first career sack, and broke up a pass in his starting debut against UW … Picked off his first career interception at Cal … Awarded a game ball as the team’s defensive player of the game following wins over the Huskies and Aggies … Equaled the top squat best among Ducks’ linebackers (445 lbs.) at 2008 winter testing, and credited with position’s best power clean mark (319 lbs.). 2007 — Took the field in all 13 games … A key contributor on special teams, added depth to a linebacker corps that saw its share of injuries … Three of his four tackles were unassisted, including a pair in the Sun Bowl vs. South Florida … Averaged 11.7 plays per game. 2006 — Bestowed Ducks’ scout team player of the week accolades on defense or special teams on six occasions during his redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL — Credited with a team-high 54 catches for an Ocean Leagueleading 1,093 yards (20.2 avg.) and 10 touchdowns as a senior … Included was a season-high seven catches for 112 yards in the 2005 opener vs. Diamond Bar while accumulating 128 receiving yards vs. Atascadero … Also nabbed a pair of interceptions on defense to go along with his 87 tackles (53 unassisted) as the Normans’ third-leading tackler added 2.5 quarterback sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery … Contributed a season-best 12 tackles against Torrance as the 2005 conference champions wound up going unbeaten through the regular season (9-1-2) … Capped prep career by earning first-team all-CIF Division IV as well as unanimous league MVP honors. Defense 2007 (Fr.) 2008 (So.) Career
UA 3 45 48
A 1 50 51
TT 4 95 99
LOSS 0.0-0 12-25 12-25
SACK 0.0-0 2.0-8 2.0-8
FR 0 0 0
FF 0 0 0
INT 0-0 2-70 2-70
PBU 0 6 6
DB #7 Chad Peppars RJR • 5-10 • 185 • Los Angeles, CA (Loyola) - Led all Ducks with 10 tackles (nine solo stops) in the Spring Game PERSONAL — Born Chad Cameron Peppars on Aug. 28, 1988 in Chicago, Ill. Parents: Gordon and Julie Peppars. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Loyola (Jeff Kearin), 2006. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2006. Note: Chad’s father Gordon was an All-American track star at UCLA as a member of the 1972 and 1973 National Champions. The ‘72 title was secured at Hayward Field.
LB #11 Eddie Pleasant RSO • 5-11 • 223 • Dana Point, CA (Santa Margarita) - Enters fall camp as the top option at SAM linebacker - Member of Oregon Iron Club, totaling 1,089 pounds (5.21 bodyweight ratio) in the clean, squat and bench during winter testing - Fastest (tie) LB in the electronic 40-yard dash (4.69) during winter testing PERSONAL — Born Edward Joseph Pleasant on Dec. 17, 1988 in Compton, Calif. Parents: Ed Pleasant and Janice Starks. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Kennedy (Mitch Olson), 2007. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2007. 2008 — Top reserve linebacker was also a key contributor on special teams, making five of his 16 tackles on kickoffs and one on punt coverage … Averaged more than 32 plays per game over his 12 appearances … Made a seasonhigh four stops (3 solo) and broke up two passes vs. UCLA … Also had multiple tackles vs. Washington, Utah State and Stanford, and at Arizona State … Forced a fumble on the opening kickoff in the win over the Cardinal … Clocked as the program’s fastest linebacker (4.72 electronic 40) while equaling the position’s top squat (445 lbs.), its second-best power clean (297 lbs.) and second-best bench press (355 lbs). 2007 — Very impressive first year in the program, earning scout team weekly honors leading up to wins at Stanford (defense) and vs. Washington State (offense) … Provided emergency depth and quality reps at running back when the position became depleted with injuries. HIGH SCHOOL — A three-star prospect according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com, he 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 to 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 … Coached by former Oregon linebacker Garrett Sabol (1997-2000). Defense 2008 (Fr.)
2008 — Ruled ineligible for competition prior to the start of fall camp … Rejoined practice at the beginning of fall term.
2007 — Made five appearances with first tackle as a collegian coming in the season-opener vs. Houston … Saw the field for 13 plays at Stanford and nine vs. Fresno State. 2006 — Spent his redshirt year grasping the intricacies as a full-time defender at the Division I level. HIGH SCHOOL — Team’s rushing leader and first-team all-Serra League tailback accumulated 1,093 yards in addition to hauling in 21 receptions for 207 yards … Included in his totals were season highs of 145 yards on the ground against both Santa Margarita and Servite … The Cubs’ third-leading scorer combined to provide 78 points, including three touchdowns vs. La Quinta, as he helped lead his team to the CIF Division I title … Developed a reputation as one of state’s top cover cornerbacks for a program that ranked 17th in the state.
Terrance Pritchett RSO • 6-2 • 215 • Sacramento, CA (Grant) - Was not with the team during the spring PERSONAL — Born Terrance Ramon Pritchett on Oct. 20, 1988 in Antioch, Calif. Parent: Vanessa Giblin. Family: Four sisters, one son, one daughter. High School (Coach): Grant (Mike Alberghini), 2007. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2007.
2008 — Appeared in three games, recording three tackles and one pass breakup … Had a pair of stops at Washington State while playing a season-high 13 snaps. 2007 — Presented with Oregon’s defensive scout team award at the team awards banquet … Earned seven weekly scout team honors during his redshirt campaign, including five straight to end the regular season … Was a three-time honoree on both defense and special teams to go with one offensive award. HIGH SCHOOL — Claimed SuperPrep All-America acclaim as well as four-star reviews (Scout.com, Rivals.com) 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 … Knowledge of the game and work ethic helped lead the Pacers to an unblemished 13-0 slate in 2006 … Contributed nine quarterback sacks among his 135 tackles his junior year. Defense 2008 (Fr.)
P #49 Jackson Rice FR • 6-3 • 225 • Oakland, CA (Campolindo) - A 2008 U.S. Army All-American PERSONAL — Born Jackson Timothy Rice in Santa Clara, Calif. Parents: Mike Rice and Amy Huddlestone. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Campolindo (Kevin macy) 2009. Major: Business. HIGH SCHOOL — 2009 U.S. Army All-American ... A Tacoma News Tribune Northwest 100 selection (both as an athlete and punter) ... 2008-09 HS Maxwell Award Winner for best punter in 2009 class ... Rated the No. 1 punter in the nation by Scout.com, No. 2 punter by Rivals.com and ESPN.com ... Played for head coach Kevin Macy at Campolindo HS of the Diablo Foothill League ... Averaged 47.6 yards per punt in his senior season ... A first-team All-Contra Costa County selection ... Named one of the top-20 players in the Bay Area (No. 7) in The Contra Costa Times ‘Cream of the Crop’, first selection from Campolindo since 1999 ... Rated as the No. 17 kicker overall by Rivals.com ... A three-star recruit by Scout.com and a two-star according to Rivals.com ... A Chris Sailer Top-12 Selection ... Team lost in the second round of the California North Coast Section playoffs ... Father, Mike Rice, was an NFL punter with the New York Jets.
Kenny Rowe JR • 6-3 • 230 • Long Beach, CA (Long Beach Poly) - Enters fall camp as a No. 1 defensive end - Ran the fastest electronic 40-yard dash (5.04) among defensive linemen - Team-high 3.0 tackles for a loss (two sacks) in the Spring Game PERSONAL — Born Kenneth Lealand Rowe on April 22, 1989 in Los Angeles. Parents: Alfred and Sabrina Rowe. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Poly (Raul Lara), 2007. Major: Undeclared. 2008 — Continued his role as one of Oregon’s top reserves in passing situations, posting 10 tackles … Career-high three tackles – all unassisted – in the season opener vs. Washington … Had tackles in seven of his 13 appearances … Forced a fumble at Washington State and broke up passes vs. UCLA and Arizona … Saw the field for a career-best 41 plays at Arizona State and 38 plays at WSU … Returned to the defensive line after spending spring practices at linebacker. 2007 — Made the most of his opportunity as a pass-rush specialist, converting six of his eight takedowns into tackles for loss … Included were five quarterback sacks for a loss of 33 yards, as well as a forced fumble at Arizona … Credited with tackles in six of his 13 appearances, including two TFLs at Michigan and two tackles, including a sack, vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl … Registered 30 snaps at Arizona, as well as 28 at Washington, and was a key component in substitution packages defending the pass. 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 (Rivals.com, Scout.com) 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. Defense 2007 (Fr.) 2008 (So.) Career
UT 6 9 15
AT 2 1 3
TT 8 10 18
LOSS 6.0-39 0.0-0 6-39
QBX 5.0-33 0.0-0 5.0-33
FR 0 0 0
CF 1 1 2
INT 0-0 0-0 0-0
BU 0 0 0
LB #54 Riley Showalter
OL #67 Russell Smith
RSR • 6-3 • 225 • Portland, OR (Central Catholic)
SO • 6-5 • 265 • Canby, OR (Canby)
- Lone senior linebacker heading into fall camp
- Walked on and took part in spring practice
PERSONAL — Born Riley William Showalter on March 13, 1987 in Portland, Ore. Parents: Richard and Maureen Showalter. Family: Three brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Central Catholic (Steve Pyne), 2005. Major: Business Administration. Redshirt: 2005.
PERSONAL — Born Stewart Russell Smith on April 20, 1989 in Canby, Ore. Parents: Stephen and Ann Smith. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Canby (Mike Doty) 2007. Major: Business.
2008 — Former walk-on lettered for the second straight season, appearing in all 13 games … Credited with tackles on eight occasions, including two apiece at Washington State and Oregon State … Also broke up a pass against the Cougars … Had one tackle and played a season-high 42 snaps at USC … Recognized for his work in the classroom, earning honorable mention academic all-conference acclaim. 2007 — Earned his first letter, appearing in eight games and recording a pair of tackles … Credited with his first collegiate tackle vs. Arizona State … Had one solo stop at Arizona … Stepped onto the field for most of his opportunities on special teams … Never played less than 14 snaps in any of the final five games, including a season-high 20 vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl. 2006 — Improved all facets of his game in the off-season to earn a spot back on the roster for a second year. 2005 — Redshirted his first year, earning team’s weekly scout team honors for special teams play in the week leading up to the win over Washington. HIGH SCHOOL — Lettered in football, basketball, track and golf at Portland’s Central Catholic … Helped the team advance to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs in 2005 after missing the postseason entirely in 2004 … Was a sprinter and hurdler on the track squad and ran anchor leg of the 4x100. Defense 2007 (So.) 2008 (Jr.) Career
UA 1 4 5
A 1 6 7
TT 2 10 12
LOSS 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0
SACK 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0
FR 0-0 0-0 0-0
FF 0 0 0
INT 0-0 0-0 0-0
PBU 0 1 1
HIGH SCHOOL — Lettered twice in football … Played center for 2007 Pacific Conference champions … Team placed third in the state among 6A football programs.
LB #64 Jennings Stewart RFR • 6-3 • 200 • Grants Pass, OR (Grants Pass) - Moved from tight end to linebacker in the offseason PERSONAL — Born Jennings Jeffrey Stewart on August 12, 1989 in Long Beach, Calif. Parents: Jeff Stewart and Yvonne Gardner. Family: Four brothers, two sisters. High School (Coach): Grants Pass (Tom Blanchard) 2008. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2008. 2008 — Redshirt season … Recognized as Oregon’s offensive scout team player of the year … Three-time special teams scout honoree for work leading up to games vs. Boise State, Washington State and Oregon State … Weekly scout award on offense prior to the win over Arizona. HIGH SCHOOL — Named first-team all-conference in 2006 and to the secondteam in 2007 … Also played basketball and ran track while prepping at Grants Pass High School … Competed in the shot put, 4x100 and 4x400 during track season.
Matt Simms RSO • 6-3 • 220 • Carmel Valley, CA (Palma) PERSONAL — Born Matthew Ryan Simms in Los Angeles, Calif. Parents: Scott and Rochelle Simms. Family: Three sisters. High School (Coach): Palma (Jeff Carnazzo), 2007. Major: Business Administration. Redshirt: 2007. 2008— Member of the scout team. 2007 — Walked on at the end of fall camp and redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL — Played outside linebacker, defensive end and tight end at Palma High, helping the Chieftains to four straight Tri-County Athletic League titles … Earned all-TCAL defensive honors on the gridiron … Lettered twice in track and once in wrestling.
Dewitt Stuckey SO • 5-11 • 222 • Stockton, CA (Lincoln) - Tabbed as the No. 2 WILL linebacker heading into fall camp - Member of Oregon Iron Club, totaling 1,056 pounds on clean, squat and bench lifts PERSONAL — Born Dewitt Stuckey on February 4, 1989 in Vallejo, Calif. Parent: Mary P. Lewis. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Lincoln (Jim Rubiales) 2008. Major: Business.
2008 — Stepped out of potential redshirt season in UO’s fifth game, settling into a special teams role and posting a season-high 16 plays at Washington State … Totaled six appearances on the year … Saw the field for 10 plays at Arizona State and vs. Oklahoma State. HIGH SCHOOL — The SuperPrep four-star prospect was ranked as the 13thbest weakside linebacker recruit in the country by Scout.com as well as a member of the California Top 100 (30th) … Also rated the No. 32 linebacker prospect in the country and 56th overall player in the state by Rivals.com … The Tacoma News Tribune’s Western 100 honoree finished his senior year third in the state in tackles with 204 stops (135 unassisted), a league-leading 8.5 quarterback sacks, 3.5 forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries … Also carried the football for 514 yards (6.9 avg.) and 14 touchdowns … Credited in double figures in tackles in all 13 games in 2007, including a season-high 20 stops vs. St. Mary’s … The PrepStar all-West Region pick earned first-team all-state accolades (calhisports. com) his senior season as well as Defensive Player of the Year on the all-Northern California first team by GoldenStatePreps.com … Helped lead the Trojans to a 9-4 record and third place in the San Joaquin AA League before dropping a 24-21 verdict to St. Mary’s in the sectional semi-finals.
PERSONAL — Born Darron Varnell Thomas on May 23, 1990 in Houston. Parents: Latina Thomas and Darren Waters. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Aldine (Bob Jones) 2007. Major: Pre-Business Administration. 2008 — Pulled out of a potential redshirt year in the second half of the fourth game of the season and came close to overcoming a 24-point fourth-quarter deficit, completing 13 of 25 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns in the final 15 minutes of a 37-32 setback against Boise State ... Connected on three of eight pass attempts for 58 yards in his final four outings, including a 35-yard option pass in the win at Oregon State ... Rushed six times for 24 yards and a touchdown at Washington State … Graduated early from high school and enrolled at Oregon as a 17-year-old student during the winter quarter. HIGH SCHOOL — Claimed four-star accolades from Rivals.com as the sixthbest player at his position in the country, as well as included on the Scout.com Texas Top 100 ledger (32nd) as one of the state’s top prospects … The PrepStar All-American and dual-threat athlete completed 148 of 249 passes (59.8%) for 2,576 yards and 11 touchdowns his senior year, in addition to rushing for over 900 yards … Contributed 905 passing yards (77-141) and six TDs in 2006, while adding 499 yards and 10 scores on the ground. Passing 2008 (Fr.)
CMP INT 33 1
YDS TD 268 3
YPG Long 53.6 41 vs Boise
Rushing 2008 (Fr.)
AVG YPG 2.1 5.4
Long 12 vs Boise
Tim Taylor RJR • 5-11 • 182 • Corvallis, OR (Santa Barbara CC) - Last year’s backup punter will battle for starting job during fall camp PERSONAL — Born Timothy O’Neill Taylor on Feb. 4, 1987 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Parents: George and Lucinda Taylor. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Corvallis (Chris McGowan) 2005. Major: Planning, Public Policy and Managment. Redshirt: 2007. Father is a faculty member at Oregon State University. 2008 — Served as the team’s primary holder, appearing in all 13 games … Lone punt of the season at Washington State went for 39 yards and led to a fair catch inside the 20. 2007 — Redshirted the season after arriving from Santa Barbara CC. BEFORE OREGON — Attended Santa Barbara City College for one year after his prep playing career at Corvallis High … Was the Spartans second-leading scorer as a senior, converting 28-of-31 PATs and made all five of his field goal attempts, including a 47-yarder … Punted 28 times for 1,021, averaging 36.46 yards per kick … Following the season, was named first-team all-Valley League kicker and second-team all-conference punter.
Blake Thompson RSO • 5-11 • 220 • Cottage Grove, OR (Cottage Grove) PERSONAL — Born Blake Houston Thompson on May 20, 1989 in Eugene, Ore. Parents: Bill and Sheryl Thompson. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Cottage Grove (Randy Fischer) 2007. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2007. 2008 — Saw first collegiate action, making appearances vs. Washington and Utah State … Earned team’s annual defensive scout team award … Picked up weekly scout team honors on special teams leading up to games vs. Boise State, at Washington State and at USC … Also earned recognition as the scout team player of the week on defense prior to games at Cal and vs. Arizona. 2007 — Redshirt season … Was recognized as a scout team player of the week on special teams prior to the Arizona State game. HIGH SCHOOL — Named honorable mention all-state and first-team all-SkyEm League at linebacker … All told, won nine varsity letters including four in wrestling and two in track … Finished fifth at the state wrestling championship at 189 pounds.
Darron Thomas SO • 6-3 • 200 • Houston, TX (Aldine) - The true sophomore enters fall camp No. 2 on the QB depth chart - Member of Oregon Iron Club, totaling 1,026 pounds (4.95 bodyweight ratio) in the power clean, squat and bench press during winter testing - Fastest among quarterbacks in the electronic 20-yard dash (2.85)
Mike Thompson FR • 6-3 • 200 • Beaverton, OR (Southridge) - Invited to participate in spring practices as a walk-on - Carried two times for 16 yards for the victorious Green team in the Spring Game.
PERSONAL — Born Michael Andrew Thompson on July 7, 1988 in Portland, Ore. Parents: Charles and Mary Thompson. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Southridge (Brad Mastrud) 2007. Major: Business. HIGH SCHOOL — Saw time at wide receiver and defensive back for head coach Brad Mastrud’s Southridge Skyhawks … Lettered four times in track and was a two-time state and district champion in the javelin.
OL #69 Bo Thran RJR • 6-5 • 295 • Gresham, OR (Barlow) - Enters fall camp as the team’s No. 1 option at left guard - Team is unbeaten in his five career starts - Did not participate during spring practice due to injury PERSONAL — Born William Bo Thran on Nov. 17, 1987 in Portland, Ore. Parents: Brian and Donna Thran. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Sam Barlow (Terry Summerfield), 2006. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2006. 2008 — Broke into the starting lineup at left guard for the final four games of the season after making his starting debut earlier in the year against UCLA at right tackle … Made his way onto the field for 12 outings, including a careerhigh 73 snaps against Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl, following up his 71-play effort in the regular season finale at Oregon State … Part of an offensive line that blocked and opened holes for the top rushing offense in school history. 2007 — Injuries derailed any chance of securing meaningful playing time … Saw the field once for three plays vs. Fresno State. 2006 — Redshirt season … Cited as scout team’s offensive player of the week for aiding preparations heading into the Stanford and USC games. HIGH SCHOOL — The first-team all-state honoree on both offense and defense (The Oregonian) ranked as the fourth-best recruit in the state by Rivals.com as well as earned PrepStar all-region accolades … Proved to be a steadying influence for the two-time Mt. Hood Conference champions, who finished 2005 with an 11-1 record and unbeaten in league play … His hard work did not go unrewarded as he garnered first-team all-conference honors his junior and senior seasons for a team that averaged 305 of its 395 yards of total offense on the ground … The Bruins’ lone 2005 loss occurred to eventual state champion Jesuit in the second round of the playoffs … The three-sport letterman also earned allleague honors in basketball and baseball as a junior while repeating honors on the basketball court in 2006 … Proved to be key factor in prep teams claiming no fewer than five conference crowns during his tenure.
Walter Thurmond III RSR • 6-0 • 180 • West Covina, CA (West Covina) - Preseason 1st Team All-America (Sporting News) - Preseason 1st Team All-Pac-10 (Lindy’s, Sporting News) - Preseason 2nd Team All-Pac-10 (Phil Steele) - Preseason No. 11 CB (Lindy’s) - Team’s most experienced starter with 37 to his credit - Had fastest time (tie) at full speed (2.81) in the fly 30 during winter testing PERSONAL — Born Walter Riley Thurmond III on Aug. 12, 1987 in Hollywood, Calif. Parents: Walter Thurmond Jr. and Kassie Carney. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): West Covina (Mike Maggione) 2005. Major: Political Science. Redshirt: 2005. 2008 — Battled injuries for most of the season, but still managed to start 12 of 13 games and finished tied for first in the Pac-10 with five interceptions … Oregon’s seventh-leading tackler and third-team all-conference honoree (Phil Steele Publications) shared the team lead in interceptions, including one pick in the Holiday Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma State … Also had five solo tackles against the Cowboys and returned six kickoffs for a total of 201 yards, including a 91-yarder to open the second half, setting up UO’s second touchdown of the game … Earned the special teams game ball for his work in the season finale … Had a 40-yard interception for a touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half at Oregon State … Recorded a season-high 10 tackles at California to go along with his lone tackle for loss on the year … Had a pair of interceptions at Washington State and one pick at Arizona State, where he was awarded the team’s defensive game ball … Shared the team lead with nine stops at Purdue … Doubled as a kick returner, running back a team-high 21 kickoffs for a 25.1yard average … Was team’s second fastest player (4.61 electric 40-yd. time) during offseason conditioning tests. 2007 — Oregon’s second-leading tackler and 13-game starter finished as the co-leader in the Pacific-10 Conference in passes defended (23) as well as second on the team in interceptions (5) … The league’s honorable mention all-conference choice (coaches) claimed first-team all-Pac-10 attention by Rivals.com after posting a team-high 75 of his 103 tackles unassisted … Posted a seasonhigh 13 tackles vs. California and 12 against USC as he shared the team-lead in stops on three occasions … Included were nine unassisted tackles along with five passes broken up at Michigan, and three tackles for loss vs. the Trojans … Returned a fumble 25 yards for a touchdown against Fresno State in addition to intercepting a pass late in the opening quarter which led to the Ducks’ fourth TD of the afternoon … Also forced one fumble, blocked on field goal try in addition to picking off a pass against Oregon State … Filled up the stat sheet vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl with six tackles, 1.0 TFL, two pass breakups and a 25-yard interception … Earned team’s defensive player of the week accolades in consecutive weeks for performances against the Wolverines and Fresno State. 2006 — Oregon’s 12-game starter emerged as one of the top young defensive backs in the Pac-10, earning honorable mention all-conference acclaim as well as third-team Freshman All-America plaudits … The team’s fourth-leading tackler led the Ducks in passes broken up in addition to intercepting his first pass at USC … Paced the defense in tackles in each of his last two outings of the regular season, including a collegiate-best 14 tackles vs. Arizona … Also added eight tackles against Oklahoma, and produced tackles for losses vs. Fresno State, Oklahoma, Arizona and Oregon State … Singled out as the defense’s player of the week for his play against Arizona and Arizona State. Tallied 85 snaps at Fresno State and 78 against Oklahoma in consecutive appearances for a secondary that helped vault the Ducks to 20th in the country in pass defense. 2005 — Singled out for outstanding scout team play on six occasions during redshirt year, including weekly accolades on both defense and special teams
leading up to games against Montana and Stanford. HIGH SCHOOL — Considered one of the state’s fastest players, helped lead Bulldogs to CIF Southern Section Division VII championship and a 11-2-1 record with the deciding 19-8 victory over South Hills … Recorded 29 receptions for 730 yards and seven touchdowns his senior season in addition to rushing for over 400 yards and two more scores … Added 85 tackles and five interceptions to earn all-San Gabriel Valley Region honors and region back-of-the-year acclaim by the L.A. Times … Also received all-CIF Southern Section second team plaudits as a wide receiver in 2004 after attracting first-team all-San Antonio League, all-CIF and all-Valley attention following his 2003 campaign. Defense 2006 (Fr.) 2007 (So.) 2008 (Jr.) Career
UT 44 75 51 170
AT 23 28 15 67
TT 67 103 65 237
LOSS 3.5-24 8.0-14 1-3 12.5-41
QBX 1.5-18 0.0-0 0-0 1.5-18
FR 0-0 1-25 0-0 1-25
CF 0 1 0 1
INT 1-0 5-84 5-67 11-151
BU 9 18 8 35
DL #50 Simi Toeaina RSR • 6-4 • 318 • Afono, Amer. Samoa (Samoana HS) Enters fall camp among the top four defensive tackles PERSONAL — Born Demetrius Simi Toeaina on April 16, 1987 in San Francisco. Parents: Rev. Albert and Ramona Toeaina. Family: One brother, two sisters. High School (Coach): Samoana (Simon Mageo) 2005. Major: Political Science. Redshirt: 2005. Has completed his undergraduate degree requirements.
WR #80 Lavasier Tuinei SO • 6-5 • 200 • Arcadia, IN (Golden West CC) -A full academic qualifier out of HS, will have four years to play three. - Goes by nickname LT Tuinei PERSONAL — Born Lavasier T. Tuinei on Sept. 29, 1990 in Westminister, Ind. Parents: Van and Jane Tuinei. Family: One brother, two sisters. High School (Coach): Hamilton Heights (Steve Stirn) 2008. Major: Business. Note: Father Van played 45 games in the NFL over four seasons with San Diego, Indianapolis and Chicago. 2009 — One of three JC transfers to participate in spring practice … Totaled 59 receiving yards from a team-high (tie) five catches, including a touchdown, for the Green squad in the Spring Game. BEFORE OREGON — Ranked as the No. 8 junior college receiver by JCGridiron. com … Garnered three stars from Rivals.com … Tallied 41 catches for 680 yards and three touchdowns in his first and only season at Golden West, where he was teammates with fellow Oregon recruit Andrew Iupati ... Lined up at WR and FS for head coach Kurt Trout in a running offense for Hamilton Heights HS of the Mid-Indiana League ... His first action of the season at Hamilton Heights (enrollment 745) came in the 3A semifinal against Rushville where he caught seven passes for 100 yards in a 20-19 win ... Caught one ball for 21 yards in a 13-10 loss in the sectional championship game ... Also played basketball in high school ... Transferred from Noblesville (Ind.) HS after his junior season.
2008 — Saw action in a career-high five games, making one tackle for loss against each of the Washington schools … Recorded double-digit plays on three occasions, including 22 snaps vs. Utah State and 19 at Washington State. 2007 — Made his lone appearance of the year taking 10 snaps vs. Fresno State. 2006 — The defensive lineman made his Oregon debut with back-to-back games vs. California and UCLA, playing four snaps in Berkeley. 2005 — Saw time as an offensive lineman early in his redshirt year, spent the season adapting to a new position as well as collegiate game. HIGH SCHOOL — Honored as American Samoa Athletic Sports League’s threetime defensive player of the year in both football and basketball, leading latter team to the Island championship … Completed his senior football campaign with 65 tackles, 15 hurries, nine quarterback sacks and four fumble recoveries in addition to doubling as a starter along the offensive line … Competed in the American Samoa-Hawaii all-star game, contributing two quarterback sacks among his 10 stops. Defense 2006 (Fr.) 2007 (So.) 2008 (Jr.) Career
UT 0 1 2 3
AT 0 0 0 0
TT 0 1 2 3
LOSS 0.0-0 0.0-0 2.0-3 2.0-3
QBX 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0
FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
FF 0 0 0 0
INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
BU 0 0 0 0
Will Tukuafu SR • 6-4 • 272 • Salt Lake City, UT (Scottsdale CC) - 2008 Pac-10 Honorable Mention - Preseason 1st Team All-Pac-10 (Athlon, Sporting News) - Preseason 2nd Team All-Pac-10 (Lindy’s, Phil Steele) - His 24 career starts are the third-most on the team - Team’s oldest player at 25 years of age PERSONAL — Born William T. Tukuafu on Jan. 3, 1984 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wife: Krystal. Parents: Viliami (Dec.) and Ilaise Tukuafu. Ten brothers, five sisters. High School: East High 2002. Junior College: Scottsdale CC. Major: Political Science. 2008 — The 13-game starter continued to develop as one of the Pac-10’s top defensive lineman, ranking fifth in the conference in tackles for loss (17.5) and tied for eighth in quarterback sacks (7.5) ... Tied for 22nd nationally in TFLs ... Earned second team all-conference (Phil Steele Publications) and honorable mention all-Pac-10 (coaches) accolades ... Oregon’s eighth-leading tackler - first among defensive linemen - was second on the team in TFLs and sacks behind All-America Nick Reed ... Posted a career-best 10 tackles at Washington State, including a season-high 4.5 TFLs ... Also added nine tackles against UCLA, including a pair of quarterback sacks, and seven stops vs. Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl, including 1.5 TFLs ... Got off to a fast start, accumulating 9.5 of his tackles behind the line of scrimmage in the season’s first four outings, as
well as five of his QB sacks in the same span ... Forced a fumble vs. Arizona and recovered a loose ball at Purdue, where he was awarded the team’s defensive game ball. 2007 — Able to elude most of the inconsistencies that plague a large share of junior college transfers, worked his way into the starting lineup on 11 of 13 occasions … The team’s ninth-leading tackler blended his ability to apply pressure in the backfield with the discipline to hold his own at the line of scrimmage … The Pac-10 honorable mention all-conference selection finished fourth on the team in tackles for loss (8.5) and was credited with five quarterback hurries … Finished tied for third on the squad with 4.5 sacks … Posted a collegiate-high seven tackles vs. USC as well as five against Arizona State and UCLA., with three of his stops against the Sun Devils resulting in a loss of 11 yards … Tied for fourth in the conference with a trio of fumble recoveries vs. Houston, USC and Arizona, while also prying the football loose twice … Was honored as the Ducks’ top newcomer (Len Casanova Award) following the conclusion of the regular season. BEFORE OREGON — Ranked among the top two junior college defensive linemen in the country and was included on the SuperPrep JUCO 100 listing as the nation’s seventh-best JC prospect by Rivals.com … Awarded four stars by the recruiting service after posting 10.5 quarterback sacks for the Artichokes as a junior college novice … The 2002 prep graduate originally signed a letter of intent with BYU prior to embarking on a two-year LDS mission … Returned to earn all-Western States Football League honors at Scottsdale Community College, posting 56 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and recovering two fumbles in 2005, before relocating to Mesa (AZ) Community College in 2006 and opting not to play football … Earned all-region honors as a high school junior and senior in addition to team MVP during the 2001 campaign … Also lettered in basketball. Defense 2007 (So.) 2008 (Jr.) Total
UT 23 35 58
AT 13 24 37
TT 36 59 95
LOSS 8.5-28 17.5-7 26-99
QBX 4.5-22 17.5-46 12-68
FR 3-0 1-0 4-0
CF 2 1 3
INT 0-0 0-0 0-0
BU 2 2 4
DB #36 Will Wallace RSO • 5-10 • 178 • West Covina, CA (West Covina) - Member of Oregon Iron Club, lifting a total of 959 pounds (5.35 bodyweight ratio) in the power clean, squat and bench during winter testing PERSONAL — Born William A. Wallace on Nov. 8, 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Parents: William and Lisa Wallace. Family: Two sisters, one brother. High School (Coach): West Covina (Mike Maggiore) 2007. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2007. 2008 — Appeared in four games and logged a season-high 15 snaps at Washington State … Earned scout team player of the week on special teams for his work leading up to the win at Purdue. 2007 — Participated as a member of the scout team during his redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL — Attracted all-San Gabriel Valley and all-CIF Southwest Division offensive honors his senior year in addition to all-San Antonio League acclaim on both offense and defense … Rebounded from injuries from his junior year to compile 1,150 yards rushing while averaging better than 7.0 yards per carry for the Bulldogs … Also grabbed 30 passes for 436 yards while accumulating 12 touchdowns … Set school records while averaging better than 38 yards per kickoff return and more than 18 yards in punt returns for the league trichampions … Added 76 tackles and four interceptions on defense … Awarded all-league plaudits at running back as a sophomore, carrying the ball 90 times for 850 yards and six scores, including a school-record 96-yard TD run.
Terrell Turner RSO • 6-3 • 248 • Los Angeles, CA (Crenshaw) - Enters fall camp as a No. 2 defensive end PERSONAL — Born Terrell Da’Sean Turner on May 4, 1989 in Los Angeles. Parents: Eddie and Sharie Turner. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Crenshaw (Robert Garrett) 2007. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2007. 2008 — Appeared in four of the first five games before suffering an injury at Washington State … Took the field for nine snaps vs. both Utah State and WSU. 2007 — Spent his first season honing his skills on the defense’s scout team, although he was recognized as an offensive scout team player of the week honoree for his work in preparation for USC. HIGH SCHOOL — Afforded three stars by Rivals.com as he was 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 … Completed 2005 with 87 tackles, four quarterback sacks and one interception.
NaDerris Ward RJR • 6-5 • 266 • Oakland, CA (Georgia) - Switched from tight end to the offensive line during spring practice PERSONAL — Born NaDerris R. Ward on August 14, 1987 in Oakland, Calif. Parent: LaTonya Price. Family: One sister, two brothers. High School (Coach): McClymonds (Alonzo Carter) 2006. Last School: Georgia. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2006. 2008 — Sat out due to Division I transfer rules. BEFORE OREGON — Appeared in four games for Georgia in 2007 ... Made collegiate debut vs. Oklahoma State ... Was a redshirt in 2006. HIGH SCHOOL — Earned third team all-state (Cal-High Sports) and all-Oakland Athletic League first team ... ESPN.com Top 150 recruit, ranked No. 8 at tight end ... Rated as the No. 2 tight end by Rivals.com and No. 3 according to Scout.com and PrepStar ... Selected as a member of the California Hot 11 and All-All-Star Team ... Invited to play in the Cali-Florida Bowl ... Had 20 catches for 350 yards and five TDs as a senior ... Made 25 catches for 500 yards as a junior ... Made 7.5 sacks on defense during his senior campaign ... Also played basketball.
DB #2 TJ Ward
OL #74 Darrion Weems
RSR • 5-11 • 201 • Antioch, CA (De La Salle)
RSO • 6-5 • 310 • Winnetka, CA (Taft)
- 2008 Pac-10 Honorable Mention (Coaches) - Preseason 1st Team All-Pac-10 (Athlon, Phil Steele) - Preseason 2nd Team All-Pac-10 (Lindy’s) - Member of the Oregon Iron Club, totaling 1,083 pounds (5.33 bodyweight ratio) in the clean, squat and bench - Bench press of 370 during winter testing ranks among the top five alltime by a UO defensive back PERSONAL — Born Terrell Ray Ward on Dec. 12, 1986 in San Francisco. Parents: Terrell and LaNeita Ward. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): De La Salle (Bob Ladouceur) 2005. Major: Sociology. Redshirt: 2005. 2008 — Oregon’s leader in tackles (101) tied for fifth in the conference (7.8 avg.) as a first-year starter ... Earned third team (Phil Steele Publications) and honorable mention (coaches) Pacific-10 all-conference accolades ... Tied for second on the squad with eight pass breakups ... His 5.5 tackles for loss were the second most by a defensive back ... Made 10 or more tackles on four occasions, including a career-best 14 vs. Stanford ... Forced a pair of fumbles at California while recording 10 tackles ... Also contributed 11 tackles against UCLA as well as 10 vs. Arizona ... Had eight tackles and a forced fumble at Oregon State ... Made just one tackle at Arizona State, but forced a fumble ... Returned an interception 16 yards at Purdue ... Joined a pair of teammates in equaling the program’s best power clean lift of all time (330 lbs.) among defensive backs during 2008 winter testing, in addition to posting the position’s top squat mark (495 lbs.).
- Enters fall camp as the No. 2 left tackle PERSONAL — Born Darrion Anthony Weems on Sept. 11, 1988. Parents: Stanley Weems and Toi Malbrough. Family: Four brothers and three sisters. High School (Coach): Taft (Troy Starr) 2007. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2007. Brother Eric plays professional hockey. 2008 — Saw limited playing time behind a veteran offensive line, appearing in three games ... Made his collegiate debut vs. Utah State, playing a season-high eight snaps ... Also took the field at Oregon State and vs. Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl. 2007 — Utilized his redshirt year by improving his conditioning ... Recognized as the team’s offensive scout team player of the week for his contributions leading up to the Arizona game. HIGH SCHOOL — Ranked among the top 20 players in the state by Rivals.com as well as one of the nation’s best offensive line prospects, the SuperPrep AllAmerican 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.) ... 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.
2007 — The former walk-on parlayed his role as one of the secondary’s top reserves with his development as one of team’s top special teams standouts ... The bulk of his 21 tackles in 13 appearances occurred while covering kickoffs, including a career-high four takedowns against Washington State as well as three others vs. Fresno State and Stanford ... Also recovered a fourth-quarter fumble against the Cardinal ... Worked his way into the lineup for a season-high 50 snaps vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl, where he had two solo stops including a tackle for loss. 2006 — Emerged from spring drills as a starter at cornerback yet a knee injury early in fall camp placed those plans on hold ... Delayed his collegiate debut until Sept. 30, coming up with a key interception in the end zone to curtail an Arizona State scoring drive ... Yet injuries prevented his next action until the regular-season finale, finishing the season playing in only three games ... Stepped onto the field for a season-high 16 snaps in the Las Vegas Bowl. 2005 — Honored as scout team’s defensive player of the week for his part in Ducks’ preparations vs. USC as well as weekly defensive and special teams acclaim prior to game against California during his redshirt year. HIGH SCHOOL — The depth of a powerhouse program that extended its winning streak to 151 games and won three-straight national championships made it difficult for him to gain much attention prior to his senior year ... Then the safety suffered a season-ending knee injury in the third game of 2004 that deterred college recruiters. Defense 2006 (Fr.) 2007 (So.) 2008 (Jr.) Career
UT 0 18 64 82
AT 0 3 37 40
TT 0 21 101 122
LOSS 0.0-0 1.0-2 5.5-13 6.5-15
QBX 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-3 1-3
FR 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0
CF 0 0 4 4
INT 1-0 0-0 1-16 2-16
BU 0 1 8 9
OL #77 Carson York RFR • 6-5 • 285 • Coeur d’Alene, ID (Lake City) - Emerged from spring practice as the team’s No. 1 option at left guard - Also saw action at center during the spring PERSONAL — Born Carson David York on June 14, 1989 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Parents: David and Laura York. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Lake City (Van Troxel), 2007. Major: Journalism and Communications. Redshirt: 2008. 2008 — Redshirt season ... Earned offensive scout team player of the week honors for his efforts leading up to the win vs. UCLA ... Delayed enrollment until the 2008 winter term while recovering from shoulder surgery after originally signing with the Ducks in 2007. HIGH SCHOOL — One of the Northwest’s top prospects garnered SuperPrep All-America honors as well as four-star recognition by Rivals.com and Scout. com recruiting services ... Considered the state’s top recruit and one of the best offensive line hopefuls in the country, receiving votes on the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s Best in the West listing ... Also ranked third among SuperPrep’s Northwest Hot 100 elite ... The 5A All-Idaho Second Team lineman played a key role in the Timberwolves’ unblemished 12-0 ledger and 5A state championship as Lake City also finished third in the state in scoring ... Also a two-time regional shot put champion who placed second in the state meet as a junior and third his senior year with a school-record 53-5.