Former Ducks, Beavers make tracks to NFL
Twenty-six former Oregon Ducks and 15 former Oregon State Beavers were on active NFL rosters during the 2018 season.
Among the remaining playoff teams, the Los Angeles Rams have six players with local ties: Brandin Cooks, Samson Ebukam, Johnny Hekker, Troy Hill, Ndamukong Suh and Johnny Mundt.
Other players still alive in the playoffs are: Max Unger with New Orleans; Steven Nelson with Kansas City, and Patrick Chung and Ryan Allen with New England.
Two locals played for Philadelphia in the Eagles' playoff loss on Sunday at New Orleans: Isaac Seumalo and Haloti Ngata.
Receiver Tyrell Williams played in the L.A. Chargers' loss at New England.
Three players with ties to Oregon — Saints center Unger, Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas and Rams punter Hekker were selected to the Pro Bowl, set for Jan. 27 at Orlando, Florida.
Here, in alphabetical order, is a list of local players who were on an NFL roster, injured list or practice squad this season:
D.J. Alexander (Oregon State) — The third-string linebacker in his fourth NFL season appeared in 12 games for the Eagles, made four tackles and recovered one fumble. He did not play in either playoff game.
Ryan Allen (West Salem High/Louisiana Tech) — The Patriots' sixth-year punter averaged 45.1 yards on 64 punts this season. In playoff win over Chargers punted four times for a 43.3-yard average with one inside the 20 and two touchbacks.
Kiko Alonso (Oregon) — The Miami Dolphins linebacker in his sixth NFL season played in 15 games and finished with a team-high 125 tackles (79 solo), three interceptions and three forced fumbles.
Derek Anderson (Scappoose High/Oregon State) — Signed by the Buffalo Bills on Oct. 9 primarily to mentor rookie Josh Allen, the veteran quarterback wound up starting two games because of injuries. He completed 42 of 70 passes for 465 yards with no touchdowns and four interceptions in losses to the Patriots and Indianapolis Colts.
Josh Andrews (Oregon State) — A center, he finished the season with the Colts, appearing in three games after signing with Indianapolis on Nov. 20. He was not active for last week's wild-card playoff win at Houston. He spent most of the season on the Eagles' practice squad after being released at the end of preseason by Minnesota.
Arik Armstead (Oregon) — The 49ers defensive end in his fourth NFL season played in 16 games and finished with 48 tackles (33 solo) and three sacks.
Alex Balducci (Central Catholic High/Oregon) — He did not play this season after being claimed, then cut by the New York Jets in preseason. A defensive lineman at Oregon, he switched to the offensive line in 2017 with the 49ers.
Kenjon Barner (Oregon) — In his fifth NFL season, the running back and kick returner appeared in nine games this season with the Patriots (5 games, 19 carries, 71 yards) and Carolina Panthers (4 games, one catch for three yards; seven punt returns for 29 yards; 9 kickoff returns for 220 yards).
Evan Bayliss (Oregon) — The tight end was cut by the Panthers before this season. He signed a futures/reserve contract with the Packers on Dec. 31.
LeGarrette Blount (Oregon) — In his ninth NFL season, the Lions running back carried 154 times for 418 yards (2.7 average) and five touchdowns and caught 10 passes for 67 yards.
Jace Billingsley (Eastern Oregon) — The wide receiver was not active for any games this season. He was on the Patriots' practice squad for two weeks in September.
Victor Bolden Jr. (Oregon State) — He finished the year as a third-string receiver/kick returner for the Bills and was active for two games. He started the season with the 49ers, catching one pass for 10 yards, and was active for four games.
Kendrick Bourne (Milwaukie High/Eastern Washington) — The third-string wide receiver played in all 16 games (eight starts) for the 49ers, catching 42 passes for 487 yards and four touchdowns.
Pharoah Brown (Oregon) — Waived by the Oakland Raiders in September, the tight end joined the Cleveland Browns and appeared in two games, primarily on special teams. He was placed on injured reserve (shoulder) on Dec. 8 and did not catch a pass.
DeForest Buckner (Oregon) — The 49ers defensive end had a career-high 12 sacks and finished his third NFL season with 67 tackles, one fumble recovery and three passes defended.
Kameron Canaday (Portland State) — The long snapper played in all 16 games for Pittsburgh Steelers for the second year in a row.
Patrick Chung (Oregon) — In his 10th NFL season, the Patriots safety made 84 tackles (52 solo) and intercepted one pass in 15 games. Made seven tackles (four solo, and one tackle for loss) in playoff win over Chargers.
Xavier Coleman (Jesuit High/Portland State) — The defensive back was on the Bills' practice squad this season.
Brandin Cooks (Oregon State) — The fifth-year wideout in his first season with the Rams played in all 16 regular-season games, catching 80 passes for 1,204 yards and five touchdowns. He ran the ball 10 times for 68 yards and one TD. Caught four of six targets for 65 yards in playoff win over Dallas.
Randin Crecelius (Portland State) — The offensive lineman signed with the Ravens in May and was re-signed to the Baltimore practice squad in October. He was not active for any games.
Tyrell Crosby (Oregon) — The Lions rookie played in the final 10 games (two starts) on the offensive line.
Treston Decoud (Oregon State) — A cornerback, he was signed to the practice squad by the Dallas Cowboys after getting cut in September by the Houston Texans. He was promoted to the active roster in November and was active for one game.
Ed Dickson (Oregon) — In his ninth NFL season, the former Baltimore and Carolina tight end played in 10 games in his first season with the Seahawks. He had 12 receptions for 143 yards and three touchdowns. He caught four passes for 42 yards in Seattle's playoff loss to Dallas.
Samson Ebukam (David Douglas High/Eastern Washington) — The second-year Rams linebacker played in all 16 games (14 starts) recording 40 tackles (25 solo) with three sacks, an interception, a fumble return for a touchdown and a pass defended. In the playoff win over Dallas he played 57 plays (including six on special teams) and was credited with two solo tackles including a tackle for loss.
Cornelius Edison (Portland State) — The center was not active for any games this season and is on the Minnesota reserve/future list.
Jake Fisher (Oregon) — He appeared in 11 games on the offensive line for Cincinnati in his fourth NFL season. He went on injured reserve (back) in late November.
Royce Freeman (Oregon) — A Broncos rookie, he played in 14 games and finished with 521 yards and five touchdowns on 130 carries and caught 14 passes for 72 yards, primarily as Denver's second running back. He netted 103 yards (60 rushing) in the final game of the season.
Hroniss Grasu (Oregon) — Cut by the Bears in September, he played in three games (one start) for the Ravens this season. Acquired by the Dolphins in December, he did not play for Miami and was cut prior to Week 17.
Obum Gwacham (Oregon State) — The linebacker was waived by the Jets prior to this season and did not play in 2018.
Sean Harlow (Oregon State) — He was signed to Atlanta's practice squad in October after being released by the Colts. The offensive guard was not active for any games. He signed a futures/reserve contract with the Falcons on Dec. 31.
Taylor Hart (Oregon) — The offensive lineman was cut by the Eagles before the season and did not play in 2018.
Johnny Hekker (Oregon State) — A punter in his seventh season, he was named second-team All-Pro by The Associated Press. He averaged 46.3 yards on 43 punts and put 21 inside the 20-yard line. He also made his first career field goal, a 20-yarder, and converted a 33-yard extra point in a game against the Cardinals. He punted once for 29 yards in the playoff win over Dallas.
Troy Hill (Oregon) — The third-year defensive back appeared in all 16 games for the Rams, starting seven for injured Aqib Talib. He made 34 tackles (29 solo) and had two interceptions. Played 10 snaps on defense and 14 on special teams in the playoff win over Dallas, recording one solo tackle.
Josh Huff (Oregon) — He was waived in August by the Saints. He has not played in the NFL since he played 10 games in 2016.
Cameron Hunt (Oregon) — On the Raiders' roster, the offensive lineman did not play in a game this season.
Dion Jordan (Oregon) — A fourth-year defensive end, he played in 12 regular-season games for the Seahawks, registering 1 1/2 sacks and 22 tackles (17 solo).
Andy Levitre (Oregon State) — The Falcons' starting left guard spent most of the season on the injured reserve list after suffering a triceps injury in the second game. After starting every game of his first eight NFL seasons, he has played in only 15 games over the past two seasons.
Kyle Long (Oregon) — The Chicago offensive guard appeared in the final eight regular-season games and in the playoff loss to the Eagles (all starts) in his sixth season with the Bears.
Sean Mannion (Oregon State) — The Rams backup quarterback appeared in three games. He completed two of three passes for 23 yards, all in the final regular-season game against the 49ers.
Marcus Mariota (Oregon) — The fourth-year Titans QB played in 14 games, completing 228 of 331 passes for 2,538 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He missed two games, including the season finale, with neck/nerve injuries, but does not plan to have surgery.
Byron Marshall (Oregon) — The Redskins back in his third NFL season played in six games. He had three carries for nine yards, four catches for 30 yards and returned six kickoffs for 117 yards.
David Mayo (Scappoose High/Texas State) — A reserve linebacker, he played in all 16 games in his fourth season with the Panthers. He recorded 14 tackles (eight solo) and one pass defended.
Terrance Mitchell (Oregon) — The defensive back played in eight games for the Browns in his fourth NFL season. He made 38 tackles (35 solo) with one interception and defended six passes. He missed the middle eight weeks with a wrist injury.
Henry Mondeaux (Jesuit High/Oregon) — He was cut after training camp by the Saints. The defensive lineman was signed on Dec. 31 to the New Orleans practice squad.
Johnny Mundt (Oregon) — A Rams tight end, he caught one pass for five yards and played in 10 games in his second season. Played 17 snaps (six offense, 11 special teams) and did not catch a pass in playoff win over Dallas.
Ryan Nall (Central Catholic High/Oregon State) — The running back spent the season on the Bears' practice squad.
Steven Nelson (Oregon State) — The Chiefs cornerback started all 16 regular-season games and made 68 tackles (58 solo), intercepted four passes and defended 15 passes in his fourth NFL season.
Haloti Ngata (Oregon) — In his 13th season and first with the Eagles, the defensive lineman played in 13 games and made 17 tackles (11 solo) with one sack, one forced fumble and one pass defended. Played 17 snaps and did not have a tackle in the playoff win over Chicago. Played 35 snaps in Sunday's playoff loss to New Orleans and assisted on two tackles.
Patrick Onwuasor (Portland State) — He played in all 16 games (13 starts) at linebacker for the Ravens. He was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 16 after recording nine tackles (eight solo) including two sacks on Dec. 22 against the L.A. Chargers. He finished the regular season with 54 tackles (35 solo), 5 1/2 sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles (both returned for touchdowns by Tavon Young). He started and had seven tackles, including one sack, in the wild-card loss to the Chargers.
Ricky Ortiz (Oregon State) — The Falcons fullback played in 12 games. He caught three passes for 11 yards and did not have a rushing attempt in his first NFL season. He also played on special teams, making two tackles.
Kyle Peko (Oregon State) — The defensive linemen was cut by the Broncos in September and spent the season on the Bills' practice squad.
Eddie Pleasant (Oregon) — The safety finished the season with the Green Bay Packers. He played in five games (one with Cardinals) and totaled eight tackles (five solo) in his sixth NFL season.
Jordan Poyer (Astoria High/Oregon State) — He started all 16 games at safety for the Bills in his seventh NFL season. He made 100 tackles (73 solo), with four interceptions. He defended six passes, forced one fumble and recovered one fumble.
Mike Remmers (Jesuit High/Oregon State) — In his sixth NFL season, he started all 16 games at right guard for the Vikings after shifting from tackle.
Tyree Robinson (Oregon) — A rookie defensive back, he finished the season with the 49ers and was active for the final three games of the season after he was signed by San Francisco off of the Dallas practice squad. Robinson was active for the first two games of the season with Dallas. He did not record a tackle.
Jacquizz Rodgers (Oregon State) — In his eighth NFL season, the running back played in all 16 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had 33 carries for 106 yards and one touchdown and caught nine passes for 74 yards.
Aldrick Rosas (Southern Oregon) — The Giants' second-year kicker made 32 of 33 field goals with a long of 57 yards (4 for 5 beyond 50 yards) and 31 of 32 extra-points. He was named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press and to the NFC Pro Bowl roster.
Brennan Scarlett (Central Catholic High/Cal/Stanford) — The linebacker played in 12 games (three starts) for the Texans before an ankle injury ended his season. He finished with 18 tackles (12 solo), one interception and three passes defended.
Isaac Seumalo (Oregon State) — A third-year pro, he started nine games at left guard this season for the Eagles. He played in 13 games and played 54 percent of the team's offensive snaps over 16 games. He played all 68 snaps of the wild-card win over Chicago.
DeShawn Shead (Portland State) — A backup cornerback for the Lions, he played in 12 games (with one start) this season. He finished with 18 tackles (13 solo) and forced one fumble.
Matt Slauson (Sweet Home High/Nebraska) — In his first year with the Colts, the offensive lineman's 10th NFL season was notable for playing the second half of a game with two broken vertebrae in his back before landing on the injured reserve list. He started the first five games before the injury and is a free agent.
Arrion Springs (Oregon) — The defensive back has not played in the NFL and was signed to the Chargers' practice squad in December.
Dustin Stanton (Oregon State) — An offensive lineman, he suffered an injury in preseason after signing with the Cowboys and did not play in 2018.
Jonathan Stewart (Oregon) — In his 11th NFL season and first with the New York Giants after 10 with the Panthers, he appeared in three games and had six carries for 17 yards.
Ndamukong Suh (Grant High/Nebraska) — In his ninth NFL season, he started all 16 games at nose tackle in his first year with the Rams. He finished with 59 tackles (36 solo), 4 1/2 sacks, two fumble recoveries and four passes defensed. Played 49 snaps in playoff win over Dallas, recording four tackles (three solo, one tackle for loss) and two quarterback hits.
De'Anthony Thomas (Oregon) — For the second year in a row, a broken leg cut short the season for the Chiefs' kicking game specialist. He played in five games before suffering the injury in practice. He recorded four tackles and two forced fumbles on kick coverage. He took his only punt return 48 yards, had three catches for 29 yards and scored one touchdown.
Max Unger (Oregon) — In his 10th NFL season, he started all 16 regular-season games at center for the Saints and was named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. He has started 79 of the Saints' last 80 regular-season games since being traded by the Seahawks and has led the team in plays each of the past two seasons.
Joe Walker (Oregon) — The second-string weakside linebacker appeared in 14 games and made seven tackles (five solo) in his first season with the Arizona Cardinals.
Markus Wheaton (Oregon State) — The receiver was waived prior to the season and did not play this year.
Tyrell Williams (Cascade High/Western Oregon) — The Chargers' fourth-year receiver started all 16 games. He caught 41 passes for 653 yards and a career-high five touchdowns and had two carries for 15 yards. In two playoff games caught seven passes for 103 yards and no touchdowns, including five catches for 94 yards in Sunday's loss at new England.
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