Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Hall of Fame Inductee
|Position:||Hall of Fame Inductee|
|Other Position:||2006 Inductee, Football (1984-87)|
The three-year starter and 1987 honorable mention All-America defensive back was among the first high-profile in-state recruits of the 1980s who displayed the foresight and enjoyed the benefits of playing close to home. The Beaverton, Ore., standout and prep state player of the year helped pave the way for greater things to come in the future, tying for the team-lead in interceptions (3) as a sophomore while sharing Oregon’s most outstanding player honors his senior year. Anthony Newman finished fourth on the team in tackles (78) in 1986 in addition to intercepting three of his four passes in one game against Oregon State. The Ducks’ captain returned his final year to accumulate 85 tackles to earn Pacific-10 Conference first-team all-league accolades and be nominated for the annual Hayward Award as the state’s top amateur athlete. Capping his collegiate career with 247 tackles, he played a significant role in helping the Ducks down both USC and Washington in the same season for the first time in 16 seasons before embarking on a 12-year NFL career.