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Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Vince Goldsmith
Hall of Fame Inductee
Coach Info:
Position: Hall of Fame Inductee
Other Position: 2002 Inductee, Football (1977-80)

The defensive tackle overcame his 5-11, 230-pound stature to earn first-team all-conference honors on two occasions while becoming school’s only defensive lineman ever to receive the Morris Trophy as the league’s top lineman his senior year. The 1980 second-team Associated Press All-American recorded 13 tackles in his collegiate debut while starting his first game as a true freshman. His most productive year took place as a sophomore, when he tallied 87 tackles (62 unassisted) and 14 tackles for losses. He completed his collegiate career recording 281 tackles, including 34 behind the line of scrimmage, to be added to the Eugene Register-Guard’s all-time team. The Tacoma, Wash., high school stalwart also excelled as a two-sport standout on the collegiate level as well as the nation’s No. 1-ranked prep shot putter and NCAA meet qualifier still sits sixth on the Ducks’ all-time list (63-10 1/4). Following the completion of his Oregon career, he enjoyed a 10-year tenure in the Canadian Football League with Saskatchewan, Calgary, Toronto and Hamilton, earning the league’s award as the most outstanding rookie in 1981.