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These athletes with state-of-Oregon ties in basketball, football and baseball have reason to celebrate

April 25, 1965

Mark Bryant (age 54)

The Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach is a former Trail Blazers forward-center (1988-95) from Glen Ridge, N.J., and the No. 21 pick (by Portland) in the 1988 NBA draft out of Seton Hall.

April 25, 1991

Jordan Poyer (age 28)

The former Astoria Fisherman and Oregon State Beavers safety, a seventh-round NFL draft pick in 2013, will be entering his seventh pro season this year. He has played for three teams, including with the Buffalo Bills since 2017.

April 25, 1992

Sean Mannion (age 27)

Born in San Jose, Calif., the ex-Oregon State quarterback was a third-round NFL draft pick in 2015 and signed as a free agent this month with the Minnesota Vikings.

April 28, 1989

Kenjon Barner (age 30)

The former University of Oregon running back, a native of Lynwood, Calif., was chosen in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL draft. He's been in the league since, with five teams, the latest the Atlanta Falcons.

April 29, 1985

Austin Bibens-Dirks (age 34)

A former Portland Pilots and Texas Rangers pitcher out of McNary High, he has been playing in the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

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