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Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Tom Drougas
Hall of Fame Inductee
Coach Info:
Position: Hall of Fame Inductee
Other Position: 2010 Inductee, Football (1967-71)
A first-team All-America selection in 1971, Tom Drougas was the leading blocker for the Ducks’ high-powered offense that featured the likes of quarterback Dan Fouts, receiver Bob Newland and running back Bobby Moore (Ahmad Rashad). Coached by Jerry Frei, Drougas was an All-America and all-Pac-8 tackle in front of Moore, who in 1971 became the first 1,000-yard rusher in school history with a Pac-8 leading 1,211 yards. Drougas helped Moore post six 100-yard games in 1971, including a best of 249 versus Utah. Drougas was also on the line for Fouts’ then-school record 396 yards passing versus Air Force in 1970, a mark that stood for 19 seasons. Drougas blocked as Newland corralled a then-school record 67 receptions in 1970. Newland’s 1,123 receiving yards from that season remains the all-time UO standard some 40 years later. Following college, Drougas was selected to play in the 1972 Senior Bowl and was chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts (22nd overall) later that year. He played for Baltimore, Denver, Kansas City and Miami during his five-year NFL career.