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Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Jake Leicht
Hall of Fame Inductee
Coach Info:
Position: Hall of Fame Inductee
Other Position: 1998 Inductee, Football (1945-1947)

More than 50 seasons past his final football game, the speedy All-America back still ranks among the all-time seasonal and career Duck leaders in school history. He stands number one in interceptions and interception yardage for a season. He’s second in season punt return yards and second in three career categories as well interceptions and both punt return yardage and average. His ’45 and ’47 punt returns place him fourth and fifth for runback average, and he ranks fifth in single-season all-purpose yards gained.

Also a tremendous track springer, the 1945 gridiron All-American played in the ’46 East-West Shrine game and is one of a very few players to return to college for another season. In 1947, Jake led the west coast in rushing and was an All-Pacific Coast Conference selection. He was team captain in ’45 and co-captain in ’47, when he won the Hoffman Award as the team’s most valuable player. Jake was named to the Eugene Register-Guard’s all-time UO football team.