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Ducks in the NFL
Tuesday, August 3, 1:15 p.m. PDT

Coming off the most successful decade in Oregon football history, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see Ducks dotting the National Football League, but the sheer number of former UO players that are currently active on NFL rosters with the league's preseason camps underway is the most impressive in recent memory.

Thirty former Ducks - that's 3-0 - are in the league as of Aug. 3. Considering an active NFL roster is limited to 53 players, Oregon alums could potentially make up 57 percent of an entire team. Now, it's not likely every one of them stays healthy and makes the final cut, but stranger things have happened.

Baltimore's Haloti Ngata picks off New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez in 2009 (AP)

If Duck Feed were to play an NFL game with Team Oregon, here's the lineup:

OFFENSE
WR - Demetrius Williams, Baltimore Ravens (5)
LT - Adam Snyder, San Francisco 49ers (6)
LG - Matt Toeaina, Chicago Bears (3)
C - Max Unger, Seattle Seahawks (2)
RG - Mark Lewis, St. Louis Rams (1)
RT - Geoff Schwartz, Carolina Panters (2)
TE - Justin Peelle, Atlanta Falcons (9)
WR - Jordan Kent, St. Louis Rams (3)
QB - Dennis Dixon, Pittsburgh Steelers (3)
RB - Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers (3)
RB - Maurice Morris, Detroit Lions (9)

DEFENSE
DE - Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Ravens (5)
DT - Junior Siavii, Dallas Cowboys (5)
DT - Ra'Shon Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers (2)
DE - Igor Olshansky, Dallas Cowboys (7)
OLB - Nick Reed, Seattle Seahawks (2)
ILB - Dante Rosario, Carolina Panthers (4)
OLB - Jerome Boyd, Oakland Raiders (1)
LCB - Walter Thurmond III, Seattle Seahawks (R)
S - T.J. Ward, Cleveland Browns (R)
S - Patrick Chung, New England Patriots (2)
RCB - Jairus Byrd, Buffalo Bills (2)

SPECIALISTS
P/PK - Josh Bidwell, Washington Redskins (11)
Hld - A.J. Feeley, St. Louis Rams (10)

BENCH
QB - Kellen Clemens, New York Jets (5)
RB - Jeremiah Johnson, Houston Texans (2)
RB - LeGarrette Blount, Tennessee Titans (R)
TE - Ed Dickson, Baltimore Ravens (R)
WR - Marcus Maxwell, Seattle Seahawks (6)
OT - Fenuki Tupou, Philadelphia Eagles (2)

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Notes: Matt Toeaina plays defensive tackle for the Bears, but the former center is an O-lineman on our team ... Reed is listed as a DE for the 'Hawks this year, but played some linebacker as a rookie ... Byrd is a safety in the pros, but he can still ball hawk while covering on the outside for us ... Rosario could start at TE for our squad, but the depth there allows him to fill a need on defense.

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