Senior Andrew Maldonado has been spot on taking over for Jackson Rice as the thinking man's punter.
Through three games he's averaging 43.3 yards a kick, and the punt team has limited returns to a 3.7 yard average. Against Tennessee in three punts, the Vols were held to one return, -1 yard. Gunner Terrance Mitchell made a nifty open field tackle. Maldonado has 2 punts downed...
Oregon seniors, punter Jackson Rice and long snapper Jeff Palmer talk about the successful 2-point conversion play after De'Anthony Thomas' 94-yard kickoff return for touchdown.
Taking care of business.
The Oregon Ducks looked great early, sluggish late and relieved when the clock finally hit 0:00.
Despite trailing 35-6 at the half, the Fresno State Bulldogs entered the second half with confidence and gave the Ducks a run for their money.
The 42-25 score may not indicate any troubles on the Ducks’ part, but sloppy possessions and numerous turnovers came...
NWSB Insider and Oregon Sports blogger Bryant Knox brings us his list of potential Oregon Ducks football players who could be pros next season. Kenjon Barner is no longer in LaMichael James' shadow and is looking to make a name for himself while DeAnthony Thomas is just as hungry. There are a couple surprises on the list, too. Don't sleep on Arik Armstead, Carson York, or...
Jackson Rice is a pivotal part of the Oregon Ducks, even though he doesn't get to practice his art very often because of the nature of Oregon's high scoring offense. On Wednesday however, the Augusta Sports Council named Rice one of 25 players to the 2012 Ray Guy Award Watch List for the top collegiate punter in the country. Even though falling shy of the minimums in national rankings.
The Oregon Ducks picked up a replacement for the departed Jackson Rice when Dylan Ausherman, 6-3, 180, a sophomore at the College of the Sequoias and the Chris Sailor kicking camps, announced via Twitter his intentions to commit.
Jackson Rice, the thinking fan's punter, who has proved to be a weapon for the Oregon defense with his laser-accurate shots inside the ten yard line, graduates after the 2012 season. The Ducks may have picked up a great candidate to succeed him in Dylan Ausherman, who made his verbal commitment Monday after a weekend visit.
6-3 180 from College of the Sequoias in California...
University of Oregon running back LaMichael James and punter Jackson Rice have been named as finalists for the Doak Walker Award and Ray Guy Award, respectively.
University of Oregon punter Jackson Rice has been named one of ten semifinalists for the 2011 Ray Guy Award, which recognizes the most outstanding punter in college football.