Sneak peak at the insane athleticism of Kirk Merritt

Strong, powerful and fast, Kirk Merritt is the latest weapon in a loaded backfield, a next-level player who committed to the Ducks yesterday. He has a fierce work ethic–this photo was taken four days after he won the Nike SPARQ Championship at The Opening last summer ( photo). Oregon has become a destination school for playmakers. Thank Kenjon Barner, LaMichael...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Oregon RB Greats Kenjon Barner And LaMichael James Hung Out With Reuben Droughns And Dino Philyaw In Texas

Oregon has produced a number of great running backs over the last few seasons, but the Ducks’ back lineage goes back farther than that. A number of the program’s best rushers hung out in Texas this weekend while rooting on their alma mater at the National Championship. Kenjon Barner, who was at the game with LaMichael James, took a photo with fellow Duck greats Reuben Droughns...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Voice of the fan: Getting “too cute” in the Natty

A “Voice of the Fan” article by Adam Kendall Genius at work: With a month to prepare, Chip Kelly rolled out all kinds of new wrinkles against Auburn, but the Ducks didn’t execute. Were the Ducks too tight, or the Tigers too quick in the front seven? (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) Oregon is playing in its 2nd national championship game in five years. One of the things...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles sign nine players to futures contracts, including Kenjon Barner

The Philadelphia Eagles are starting to get their ducks in a row for the 2015 NFL season (pun intended.) According to the team’s official website, they have signed nine players to future contracts, including a couple familiar names from the practice squad. Here’s the complete list: Wide receivers: Will Murphy Quron Pratt Quarterback: G.J. Kinne Running backs: Kenjon Barner Kenjon...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Sports Guys: Arizona-Oregon preview

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona Wildcats redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon will be making his first appearance at Oregon's Autzen Stadium. So, too, will sophomore receiver Cayleb Jones. And sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright. Former UA linebacker Jake Fischer played twice in Eugene -- in 2010 (he recovered a Kenjon Barner fumble) and in 2012 (he recovered a fumble by DeAnthony Thomas...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: New Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenjon Barner is a freak athlete

On Tuesday night the Philadelphia Eagles added another duck to Chip Kelly‘s pond. The team traded a conditional 7th round pick to the Carolina Panthers for former Oregon running back Kenjon Barner: The @Eagles acquire RB Kenjon Barner in trade with the @Panthers: — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 20, 2014 The most obvious...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks have perfect mentality for a title run

Apparently there’s a special on thermal blankets at the Wal Mart in Hell. John Canzano said something nice about the Ducks. In his column today he says Oregon has a legitimate shot at the national championship, but he adds that the team “needs an identity.” He wrote: It’s true that Oregon doesn’t have a booming voice in the locker room. Its central characters are a quarterback...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Spotlight: RB De’Anthony Thomas

(Last spotlight: TE Eric Ebron) All spotlights are players who we believe would make a good fit for the Jets, regardless of projected draft positions. Feature Image: Getty Images Meet: Explosiveness De’Anthony Thomas is a three-year starter from Oregon, weighing in at about 174 lbs and measuring up at 5’9″. Thomas is perhaps the ‘flashiest’ player of the class...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Top ten prospects – RB: Carlos Hyde and De’Anthony Thomas bookend the list

As we all know, as of early this season, Trent Richardson is no longer a member of the Cleveland Browns franchise (Thank God). While it was a great move in the long run for the Cleveland Browns franchise, it does leave a gaping hole at the running back position that no amount of Wills McGahee or Edwin Baker can ever fill. So, with that being, here are the top 10 running backs that...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Running Backs Who Will Surprise Us in the 2014 Draft

There is always one. The one player who catches fire at the postseason camps and all-star games. The guy who becomes a workout warrior or speed demon.His name may be associated with Mike Mamula or Darrius Heyward-Bey. A player who proves one workout is worth millions of green and guarantees without real production.And there are the others. The players who are too short, or too slow...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Oregon RB De’Anthony Thomas Will Forego Senior Season, Enter NFL Draft

The suspense is now over — Oregon’s star running back De’Anthony Thomas will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, per a report by “I am officially withdrawing from the University of Oregon to pursue a professional career in the NFL,” Thomas said in a prepared statement Sunday. “I want to express my deepest appreciation and thanks to the University and all of my teammates...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Six guiding principles that foster Oregon's football recruiting success

Oregon has been to four BCS bowls and an Alamo in the last five seasons, 47-6 in the decade, best in college football. Yet the Ducks recruiting classes typically fall between 15th and 25th in most rankings. Smooth operator: Kenjon Barner was a 3-star defensive back when he came to Oregon. He left as the second-leading rusher in school history, and garnered an NFL contract...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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