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These five sportsmen with ties to Oregon teams have reason to celebrate this week

July 11, 1986

Geoff Schwartz

(age 33)

The former Oregon Ducks (2004-07) and NFL offensive lineman (2008-16) from Los Angeles is an author and football analyst.

July 12, 1932

Otis Davis

(age 87)

The ex-University of Oregon track star, born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., won two Olympic gold medals in 1960, setting a world record of 44.9 seconds in the 400 meters in Rome.

July 14, 1971

Giovanni Savarese

(age 48)

The second-year Portland Timbers coach hails from Caracas, Venezuela, and played forward for Long Island University.

July 14, 1984

Jordan Kent

(age 35)

Born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, the 6-4, 220-pounder was an 11-time state champion at Churchill High in track and field and basketball. He competed in both sports at the U of O, and turned out for football as a junior, then went on to play briefly in the NFL, from 2007-10 with Seattle and St. Louis.

July 15, 1990

Damian Lillard

(age 29)

The 6-3 product of Oakland, Calif., and Weber State has been a four-time NBA All-Star guard during his seven-year career, all with the Trail Blazers. In 2019, he also won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.


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