Author: Laura Brehm

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Reggie Daniels: The Other No. 8

If you’ve ever watched a Ducks game, witnessed No. 8 tackling and said, “Mariota, what are you doing on the defense!?” this article is for you. Of course, Heisman-winning Mariota is not moonlighting as a safety. The man in the jersey is...

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Chris Seisay: Unsung Hero

Going into half time of the Michigan State game, things were looking grim. MSU was leading 27-18, and the defense was having a difficult time holding the Spartans back. Connor Cook seemed unstoppable — — Cut to promising RS freshman, Chris...

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Evan Voeller: Leader by Example

The subject of this profile is another one of Oregon’s very own, and he is as talented as they come. Evan Voeller hails from West Linn, Oregon, where he played four years under the Lions’ head coach, Mike Fanger. He...

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Kani Benoit: The Small Division Underdog

Kani Benoit*, a redshirt freshman from Phoenix, Arizona, thought it was over. His dream of playing football for a top-tier program seemed unattainable. Though he received initial offers from 10 schools, he had trouble keeping them. And Oregon was really...

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Juwaan Williams: The All-Around Athlete

Juwaan Williams is a long way from home. Almost 3,000 miles away to be semi-exact. However, the distance hasn’t stopped him from making a big impression — on the Ducks. Williams hails from Tucker, Georgia, an unincorporated community in the...

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Doug Brenner: Offensively Good

Doug Brenner is a rarity of sorts when it comes to the Ducks. It has nothing to do with skill sets or voluminous hair like Troy Polamalu, and everything to do with where he’s from. And that would be … the...

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Rejoice for Royce Freeman

Just like fifty percent of Ducks at the University of Oregon, this next Duckling Profile subject did not reside in Oregon prior to arriving at the University. He’s from the golden state of California, adding to the growing abundance of Californians...

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The “Play On Sundays” Guy: Tui Talia

“The difference between Tui Talia and the others is he’s got that ‘play on Sundays’ size.” That’s the mantra surrounding this solid junior college recruit.  Standing 6’5, Talia weighs 270 lbs.  Well, at least he did before the Ducks delved full force into spring training....

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Welcome To Football, Johnny Loyd

You may be familiar with the name “Johnathan Loyd” if you’re an avid Oregon basketball fan.  And if you were in attendance for the highly-anticipated spring game, you’ll remember chuckling as the voice of Autzen, Don Essig, introduced the freshly-tackled...

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Wanted: A Heisman Recipient With Real Integrity

As spring practices commence for the Ducks  — and Marcus Mariota remains starting quarterback — high hopes for the upcoming season are infectious.  Currently ranked third in the “Sports Illustrated’s” “Way-Too-Early Top 25″ and sixth on ”Bleacher Report,” 2014 is looking...