Topic: De’Anthony Thomas

Gameday: Young wide receivers have Oregon’s offense firing on all cylinders

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 3:18 pm.

The consistent question throughout the preseason when discussing Oregon’s offense was: Who was Marcus Mariota going to throw to? With the loss of Josh Huff and De’Anthony Thomas to the NFL Draft and Bralon Addison to a torn ACL in spring practice, it was undoubtedly an area of concern. Yet eight weeks into the season, […]

GameDay: Integral to Oregon’s success, special teams unit provides impact in more ways than one

By on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 8:37 am.

Darren Carrington doesn’t really care what his role is on this year’s Oregon football team. The redshirt freshman, who worked primarily with the scout team last year, isn’t trying to prove anything to the coaches either. It’s a lot simpler than that.  “Honestly, I’m not even just saying this, I’m just trying to be the best […]

GameDay: Oregon looking to carry on excitement in return game

By on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 4:18 pm.

In the past few years, the Oregon football team has enjoyed the luxury of having some versatile return men. From Kenjon Barner to De’Anthony Thomas, the Ducks have not only experienced consistently good field position, they have also been the benefactors of their occasional highlight reels. Now that both of them have moved on to the […]

GameDay: Kostecka: Strong leaders will push Oregon to success

By on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 10:03 pm.

“Enculturating” was the word of the day during the Oregon football team’s media day on Monday. Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich opened his press conference by saying, “The veteran guys have done a great job of enculturating these young guys into our deal.” Leadership to any team is extremely important, but to a team like […]

Emerald Quick Hits: Former Oregon players find NFL homes

By on Monday, May. 12 at 4:13 pm.

- The 2014 NFL draft occurred this past weekend and four former Oregon football players got selected by professional organizations. On Friday, Josh Huff heard the call from a familiar person when the Philadelphia Eagles and head coach Chip Kelly made Huff the 86th overall pick. Next off the board for Oregon was De’Anthony Thomas. The […]

De’Anthony Thomas selected by Kansas City Chiefs in fourth round of NFL draft

By on Saturday, May. 10 at 11:35 am.

The Kansas City Chiefs selected former Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas with the 24th pick in the 4th round of the 2014 NFL draft Saturday. “I want to get anywhere on the field just to show my ability and that I can play football,” Thomas told “Wide receiver, punt returner, kick returner; I just […]

NFL Draft Preview: Thomas, Huff, Mitchell headline list of former Oregon football players expecting phone calls this weekend

By on Thursday, May. 8 at 12:18 pm.

Its been a long enough wait -two weeks longer than previous years- and its finally come to that point in time where a simple phone call can launch an NFL career. However, the waiting will most likely ensue for the contingent of former Oregon football players awaiting to hear their name called this weekend. With […]

Emerald sports quotes of the week: Pro day was something Avery Patterson had ‘been thinking about since the Alamo Bowl’

By on Monday, Mar. 17 at 12:08 am.

Every Sunday, The Emerald sports staff will collect their favorite quotes from the previous seven days. Athletes, coaches, media or anybody with a quote pertaining to Oregon sports can be included. Below are The Emerald’s favorites from the week of March 9-March 15. Acrobatics and tumbling “We didn’t know we won after team routine. I […]

Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon men’s basketball projected as No. 8 seed by ESPN, CBS, USA Today

By on Friday, Mar. 14 at 2:01 pm.

- After UCLA ousted the Ducks in the second round of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday, the Ducks could be destined for an early date with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. CBS’ Jerry Palm, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and USA Today all project Oregon to be a No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament, […]

Former Oregon football players compete with chip on their shoulders at pro day

By on Thursday, Mar. 13 at 11:03 pm.

The NFL Scouting Combine is the ultimate job interview. Unfortunately for former Oregon safety Avery Patterson, he didn’t receive an invite to the exclusive showing. “I actually was (surprised),” Patterson said following Oregon’s pro day. “Just being a two-year starter, a captain, and a leader on this Ducks team, I felt like I should’ve been at […]

De’Anthony Thomas keeps ‘everything 100,’ runs unofficial 4.39 in 40-yard dash at Oregon’s pro day

By on Thursday, Mar. 13 at 6:22 pm.

Donning Nike socks with the “100″ label emblazoned around the exterior, former Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas used the emblem and today as a way to signify his attitude and ability to numerous scouts at Oregon’s pro day. “The socks were my motivation today about the 4.5,” said Thomas, referring to his 40-yard dash time […]

Photos: Oregon Football — Oregon NFL hopefuls look to impress scouts at annual Pro Day

By on Monday, Mar. 17 at 9:44 am.

Oregon’s 2014 class of draft-eligible athletes look to impress the pros as Oregon football hosts NFL scouts at the Moshofsky Sports Center on Thursday, March 13. Former defensive lineman Taylor Hart, wide receiver Josh Huff, linebacker Boseko Lokombo, cornerback Terrance Mitchell and running back De’Anthony Thomas are among the players with the most to prove […]

Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon baseball’s win over LMU highlighted by spectacular catch

By on Monday, Feb. 24 at 5:48 pm.

- After grabbing the first two wins in the series against Loyola Marymount, the No. 11 ranked Oregon baseball team (7-0) recorded the series sweep with a 4-3 victory. Despite the game being tied until the eighth inning, right fielder Tyler Baumgartner made a spectacular catch late in the inning to keep the game tied. Oregon would go on to […]

NFL combine: De’Anthony Thomas runs 4.5 40-yard dash, Josh Huff right behind him

By on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9:02 pm.

De’Anthony Thomas may have made his path to the NFL a lot more difficult after his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday. Thomas, a former Oregon running back who burst onto the national scene due to his explosive speed, finished with an official time of 4.50. The time ranks him 11th among running backs and […]

Best Ducks sports tweets from Thursday, Feb. 13

By on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 10:35 pm.

Every week, the Emerald sports staff will collect and post their favorite tweets from Oregon athletes, coaches, media, etc. Below are sports reporter Christopher Keizur’s favorites from Thursday, Feb. 13. Oregon football commit Haniteli Lousi: I do thith baaayyyybbbbyyyyyy!! — Haniteli Lousi (@Teli_Tubby75) February 13, 2014 Former Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas: BLACKMOMBA VS […]

Emerald Quick Hits: Former Oregon football commit Budda Baker signs with Washington

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 3:19 pm.

- Four- star football recruit Budda Baker has committed to Washington. The highly touted running back and defensive back out of Bellevue High School made his decision during a live broadcast on KING 5 TV Tuesday night. At one time, Baker was committed to Oregon, though he backed out in January, narrowing his choices between […]

Best Ducks sports tweets from Tuesday, Feb. 4

By on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 9:29 pm.

Every week, the Emerald sports staff will collect and post their favorite tweets from Oregon athletes, coaches, media, etc. Below are sports reporter Madison Guernsey’s favorites from Tuesday, Feb. 4. Former Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas: HAHAH IM GOING TO MISS PLAYING IN THE BEST STADIUM IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL #AUTZEN#RUNDAT — DE'ANTHONY THOMAS (@RUNDAT2014) […]

Emerald Quick Hits: Marcus Mariota wins quarterback award, former Duck sets 5,000-meter record

By on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1:01 pm.

- Oregon’s Marcus Mariota received the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) quarterback trophy on Thursday. Mariota is the fourth Duck in five seasons to win a CFPA trophy. LaMichael James (freshman award) won in 2009, Cliff Harris (punt returner) won in 2010 and De’Anthony Thomas (kickoff returner) won in 2011. – Emerald sports reporter Jonathan Hawthorne previews […]