Topic: Dion Jordan

Former Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan suspended four games

By on Friday, Jul. 4 at 10:35 am.

Former Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan, who is now with the Miami Dolphins, was suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, the NFL announced Thursday. The former Oregon standout was selected No. 3 overall in the 2013 NFL draft and recently told reporters he gained 17 pounds of muscle this offseason. “I recently learned […]

Countdown to the Alamo Bowl: How Oregon’s and Texas’ linebackers stack up

By on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 11:20 am.

In the days leading up to the 2013 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Texas, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Dec. 30 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s linebackers, with thoughts on Texas from Wescott Eberts of Burnt Orange Nation. Oregon The biggest […]

Take a Knee: Mariota on Stanford, the time off and some of his superstitions

By on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:25 pm.

Dating back to last year, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has thrown 293 consecutive passes without an interception. The pass that started that streak came against Oregon’s next opponent, Stanford. In their lone defeat last season to the Cardinal, Mariota struggled mightily, only completing 56 percent of his passes and throwing one interception. With that game […]

Best Ducks sports tweets for Halloween

By on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 12:40 am.

Every week, the Emerald sports staff will collect and post its favorite tweets from Oregon athletes, coaches, media, etc. Below are the staff favorites from Thursday, Oct. 31. Oregon receiver Josh Huff listening to music early in  morning: Cold Blood – Gotti — Huff 2Live (@Huff_Era_1) October 31, 2013 Women’s soccer head coach Kat Mertz […]

Three-star linebacker Justin Hollins commits to Oregon

By on Monday, Oct. 28 at 1:16 pm.

On Monday morning, the Oregon football team landed yet another recruit, as three-star linebacker Justin Hollins verbally committed to the program. Hollins, a native of Arlington, Texas, chose the Ducks over offers from Oklahoma and Baylor. Here is newest #Ducks commitment Justin Hollins. Just announced his decision. #Oregon — William Wilkerson (@ESPNwilkerson) October 28, […]

Dion Jordan: From Oregon to Miami and everything in between

By on Monday, Sep. 30 at 10:36 am.

George Shaw. Ahmad Rashad. Gary Zimmerman. Akili Smith. Joey Harrington. Dion Jordan. This select group represents the only six Oregon gridiron stars to be selected in the top five of the NFL draft. Jordan joined the elite fraternity this April, beginning another chapter in his storybook of a football career. Drafted by the Miami Dolphins, […]

Game Day: Where are they now? A look at where former Duck standouts are today

By on Thursday, Sep. 19 at 3:07 pm.

Ever wonder where your favorite Oregon football players ended up after finishing their careers at the university? Here are six guys who were standouts during their time in Eugene: Dion Jordan Oregon’s standout defensive player was the third overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins and already registered his first career […]

Oregon football practice recap: Helfrich and Frost discuss size, athleticism of Virginia

By on Wednesday, Sep. 4 at 2:57 pm.

The recurring theme with the Virginia Cavaliers is their size. Marcus Mariota called them “big guys,” and “physical dudes.” While being big and physical is typically a given for college football players, Oregon players and coaches stress the sheer size and athletic ability of Virginia. “I think on both sides of the ball [their strength] […]

GameDay: Oregon’s linebacker corps are the reason to watch the game

By on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 10:32 am.

The biggest question entering Oregon’s season opener against Nicholls State isn’t the transition from Chip Kelly to Mark Helfrich. It’s not how freshman Thomas Tyner will do in his first college game and it’s not how the defense will accompany a plethora of losses. It’s the linebacker corps. While the Ducks have out-scored their preseason […]

Oregon football practice recap: Helfrich talks quarterbacks and kickers

By on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 12:13 am.

With a little more than a week until Oregon’s first football game, several questions remain unanswered. Who will start at linebacker? What will the running game be like? Who will be Marcus Mariota’s backup? And perhaps the most lingering question on the minds of many, who will be responsible for kicking and punting? Head coach Mark Helfrich didn’t address […]

GameDay: Life after Dion and how his departure will affect Oregon’s defense

By on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7:43 pm.

When Dion Jordan arrived at the University of Oregon, the chances of him being selected third overall in the NFL draft as a defensive player were slim to none. Hailing from Chandler, Arizona, the 6-foot-6-inch defensive player was recruited as a tight end as a big target for Oregon quarterbacks. Jordan was rarely featured on offense […]

Zone Read: Dion Jordon misses practice, Mickelson wins British Open

By on Monday, Jul. 22 at 2:11 pm.

In the Miami Dolphins’ first practice of training camp, former Oregon defensive end/linebacker Dion Jordan could merely watch his teammates from the sideline. Jordan missed Sunday’s practice due to an ailing right shoulder, which was surgically repaired in February. He was placed on the non-football injury (NFI) list, and he isn’t sure when he’ll be […]

Another triumphant Oregon football season lives up to the standard

By on Sunday, Jun. 9 at 8:11 pm.

Oregon football has continued to live up to its national brand during the 2012 campaign. Finishing this season with a 12-1 overall record and a 35-17 Fiesta Bowl victory over Kansas State, the Ducks continued to once again prove themselves as one of the top college football programs in the nation. Oregon fans can look […]

Thousands attend annual Oregon athletic department surplus sale

By on Sunday, May. 12 at 10:25 pm.

When Teresa Baca and her husband Porfiro started coming to the athletic’s department’s surplus sale, things looked a little different. There was no Bellotti Bold, no instantly recognizable “O” and no “national brand.” Instead, there was a simple table on the north side of Autzen Stadium and just a few die-hards looking for bargains. But as […]

Zone Read AM: Former Ducks Dion Jordan, Kyle Long picked in 2013 NFL Draft, Nike releases new NFL uniforms

By on Sunday, Apr. 28 at 5:53 pm.

The 2013 NFL Draft kicked off yesterday with two former Ducks being picked in the first round. Dion Jordan was picked third by the Miami Dolphins, making him the highest picked Oregon defensive player. With the 20th pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected former Duck offensive lineman Kyle Long. Similarly to Jordan, Long was […]