Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Hall of Fame Inductee
|Position:||Hall of Fame Inductee|
|Other Position:||Inductee, Football (1992-1995)|
One of the focal points for a defense which led Oregon to back-to-back appearances in the Rose and Cotton Bowls following the 1994 and ’95 seasons and its first outright Pacific-10 Conference championship in 46 years (1994), the presence of the four-year starter not only provided a stability to a secondary that would emerge as one of the school’s best of all time but laid the foundation for the program’s most successful era in school history. Completing his Oregon career with a school-record 60 passes broken up and tied for eighth on the school’s all-time interceptions list (11), the standout cornerback and 1995 first-team All-American was epitomized by his smothering one-on-one coverage style that led to the Ducks ranking 12 th in the country in total defense in 1995 and 14 th nationally in pass efficiency defense in 1994. The two-time first-team all-conference choice and 44-game starter missed only one of 46 collegiate outings before the 11 th pick in the 1996 NFL draft (New Orleans) endured an eight-year career in the professional ranks with New Orleans, San Diego and Detroit. He completed his professional career intercepting 12 passes while posting 252 tackles and 45 assists.