From the Backfield Ensemble to the Gospel Ensemble

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The mid-2000’s saw Oregon rise from nationally known to nationally renowned.  The program became renowned for the great rushers the program featured, and treated Oregon fans to many throughout the decade. From 2004-2007, a talented tailback ran in the Oregon backfield as a quiet, yet successful backup, while making a special difference on special teams and behind the scenes.  Still catching …

Jared Siegel: Special Teams Icon — Special Person

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The early 2000’s hold many fond memories for many Duck fans.  Oregon was on the rise to the national spotlight, as they made a name for themselves with back-to-back 2000-2001 Pac-12 titles, and winning the BCS-rated Fiesta Bowl — finishing ranked No. 2 nationally (2001). Meanwhile, Autzen Stadium was rising – and so was a big name on the Oregon special …

Tribute to Outstanding Golden Receiver Who Still Shines in Eugene

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The wide receiver position is a major key to success in football.  Throughout the years, Oregon has had many well-known WRs become very successful.  One receiver in particular shined brightly at Oregon in only a two-year career (JC transfer) and made a greater mark in that time than many.  Having the Oregon great Joey Harrington to throw his way greatly aided …

Former Player Tribute: Secret Success to a Big Man on Campus

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In football, a strong and fast offensive line is key to a team’s success.  The entire front must be strong enough to block for the backs, creating running room and giving the quarterback enough time to think.  Especially in Oregon’s renowned spread offense, where it’s a physically daunting task, and easily taken for granted by many fans.  All too often, spectators …

Former Player Tribute: “Nothing Like the Mighty Quinn”

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John Giustina “Come all without, come all within . . . You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn!”  -Manfred Mann A forgotten starting defensive lineman made a major impact during Oregon’s late 90’s – early 2000’s rise to fortune and fame.  A quiet leader and huge anchor to Oregon’s defensive line, this valuable defensive end speedster played a key …