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Ducks Track & Field BIO
Patrick Chung
Player Profile:
Patrick Chung 13039
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
City/State: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
High School: Rancho Cucamonga HS
Experience: Redshirt

Patrick Chung's Career Statistics

PERSONAL Born Patrick Christopher Chung on Aug. 19, 1987 in Kingston, Jamaica. Parents: Ronald Chung and Sophia George-Chung. Family: Four brothers, three sisters. High School (Coach): Rancho Cucamonga (Chris VanDuyk) 2004. Major: Political Science. Redshirt: 2004.

2008 As the heart of the Oregon defense, the four-year starter and two-time first-team all-conference honoree continued his role as the defensive quarterback despite altering his responsibilities from rover to more of a free safety as the season wore on ... Foregoing an opportunity to enter the NFL Draft a year early, finished the regular season as team’s third-leading tackler (92) as well as program’s fourth-best tackler of all time (384) -- tops among non-linebackers ... Tallied a season-high 11 stops in the regular-season finale at Oregon State and contributed a trio of tackles-for-loss (14 yards) among his nine tackles at Washington State ... Returned an interception 31 yards against Arizona, the first “pick 6” of his collegiate career ... Also recovered a fumble this year vs. the Wildcats one week after forcing a loose football the previous week against Stanford ... The third-team All-America pick (Phil Steele Publications) set the tone early at Washington State as he was credited with eight tackles in the opening quarter ... Tied for second in the country in consecutive starts (51) ... First stepping onto the collegiate practice field at the age of 16, he was difficult to pull off the field due to his insistence of playing on the majority of special teams in addition to the line of scrimmage ... Oregon’s two-time special teams player of the year and first-team all-conference special teams honoree participated in more than 100 plays on four occasions, including 118 snaps vs. Purdue and Arizona ... Encountered his best season as a kick returner, averaging 25.6 yards per return ... Ran back four kickoffs for 107 yards vs. Boise State (26.8 avg.) as well as 62-yard returns on consecutive weeks against Boise State and Washington State ... Evolved into an exceptional leader by mastering the mental aspects of the game and grasping an understanding of the team’s defensive objectives ... One of Oregon strongest defensive backs, posted the program’s second-best bench press (345 lbs.) in 2008 winter testing, in addition to the Ducks’ fifth-best power clean lift (324 lbs.) of all time among players in the secondary.

2007 The second-team All-America honoree (Associated Press) and Oregon’s top tackler posted more tackles than any other defensive back on the team in 13 years ... Extending his string of consecutive starting assignments to 38 games, he accumulated 57 tackles over his past six appearances ... Included was a career-high 15 stops against Arizona State while sharing the team lead in tackles on six occasions ... The first-team all-conference pick also intercepted passes vs. Houston and Stanford while forcing a fumble against Fresno State ... Honored as the Ducks’ outstanding special teams player (Gordon E. Wilson Award) following the conclusion of the regular season ... Remained on the field for 106 plays against Arizona State as he participated in better than 90 plays in seven games ... Blocked his first punts as a collegian against Houston and at Washington, and added the role as a kickoff returner in his final four games of the season, averaging 22.3 yards on nine returns ... .Included was a 40-yard runback at UCLA as well as a 32-yard return at Arizona.

2006 Attracted honorable mention all-conference acclaim for the second year in a row as Oregon’s third-leading tackler helped stabilize a young secondary that completed the regular season ranked 10th in the country in pass defense ... Also finished as team’s runner-up in QB sacks in the secondary as well as second in interceptions ... Posted season-high 11 tackles at California and Washington State as he finished in double digits on three occasions, and was second on the team in stops in the bowl loss to BYU ... Secured interceptions vs. Fresno State, UCLA, Washington and BYU, in addition to recovering a fumble at Oregon State ... Lent a hand at fielding punts late in the season, returning the first attempt of his career 59 yards for a touchdown against Washington ... Finished the year averaging 12.1 yards on 14 returns (170 yards) ... The 13-game starter took part in more than 80 snaps in four games, led by 89 plays at Fresno State ... Received team’s special teams player-of-the-game plaudits for his performance against the Huskies.

2005 Oregon’s second-leading tackler and top returnee not only garnered honorable mention all-Pacific-10 Conference acclaim as a rookie, he also earned first-team freshman All-America reviews by The Sporting News and ... Picked as the league’s defensive freshman of the year (The Sporting News), he led the team in tackles against Washington (11) and Washington State (9) while being credited in double figures on four occasions ... Included were 12 stops in post-season play vs. Oklahoma ... Yet no performance was better than equaling his collegiate-best 12 tackles vs. USC as he was named squad’s special teams player of the week ... Repeated the weekly honor vs. the Huskies, and earned team’s top defensive acclaim at Arizona State ... Intercepted passes against Washington and Arizona ... Also forced a fumble in Tucson ... Credited with a team-high 17 of his tackles on punt and kickoff coverage units ... Following the year, was the recipient of the school’s Len Casanova Award as the program’s top newcomer.

2004 Earned scout team defensive player-of-the-week accolades for aiding preparations heading into Oklahoma game, as well as special teams plaudits vs. Arizona and UCLA.

HIGH SCHOOL The two-time first-team all-Baseline League pick rated among top 90 prospects in California by SuperPrep magazine after helping lead the Cougars to a 7-4 record his senior year ... Excelled at wide receiver and free safety in 2003 to rank as his team’s second-leading tackler, recording 74 tackles, nine receptions for 209 yards and two TDs ... Posted eight or more tackles five times, including a season-high 12 vs. Alta Loma ... Also contributed two interceptions, forced two fumbles and recovered two others.

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