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2001 Oregon Ducks football team

2001 Oregon Ducks football
University of Oregon Athletic Hall of Fame
Fiesta Bowl Champions
Pac-10 Champions
Civil War Champions
Fiesta Bowl vs. #3 Colorado, W 38–16
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
2001 record 11–1 (7–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Mike Bellotti (7th year)
Offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford (4th year)
Offensive scheme Pro-Style
Defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti (5th year)
Base defense 4-3 Defense
Home stadium Autzen Stadium
(Capacity: 41,698)
2001 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Oregon $   7 1         11 1  
#10 Washington State   6 2         10 2  
#16 Stanford   6 2         9 3  
#19 Washington   6 2         8 4  
USC   5 3         6 6  
UCLA   4 4         7 4  
Oregon State   3 5         5 6  
Arizona   2 6         5 6  
Arizona State   1 7         4 7  
California   0 8         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Oregon Ducks football team represented the University of Oregon during the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Contents

  • Previous season 1
    • Summary 1.1
    • Departing players 1.2
  • Before the season 2
    • Returning starters 2.1
    • Recruiting 2.2
    • Spring football 2.3
  • Regular season 3
    • Schedule 3.1
    • Rankings 3.2
    • Personnel 3.3
      • Roster 3.3.1
      • Depth Chart 3.3.2
    • Game notes 3.4
      • Wisconsin 3.4.1
      • Utah 3.4.2
      • USC 3.4.3
      • Utah State 3.4.4
      • Arizona 3.4.5
      • California 3.4.6
      • Stanford 3.4.7
      • Washington State 3.4.8
      • Arizona State 3.4.9
      • UCLA 3.4.10
      • Oregon State 3.4.11
      • Fiesta Bowl 3.4.12
  • Statistics 4
    • Team 4.1
    • Offense 4.2
    • Defense 4.3
    • Special Teams 4.4
  • After the Season 5
    • Team Records Broken 5.1
    • Awards 5.2
    • Academic All-Americans 5.3
    • All-Pac-10 Team 5.4
    • Academic All-Pac-10 5.5
    • Senior Postseason Games 5.6
    • Players Drafted 5.7
  • Legacy 6
  • Notes 7
  • References 8

Previous season

Summary

Departing players

Before the season

Returning starters

Recruiting

Spring football

Regular season

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Saturday, September 1, 2001 5:00 PM #22 Wisconsin* #7 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR ABC W 31–28   45,919
Saturday, September 8, 2001 12:30 PM Utah* #7 Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR W 24–10   45,712
Saturday, September 22, 2001 7:15 PM USC #7 Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR FSN W 24–22   45,765
Saturday, September 29, 2001 6:00 PM at Utah State* #6 Romney StadiumLogan, UT OSN W 38–21   28,243
Saturday, October 6, 2001 7:15 PM at Arizona #6 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FSN W 63–28   45,258
Saturday, October 13, 2001 12:30 PM at California #5 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 48–7   34,552
Saturday, October 20, 2001 12:30 PM Stanford #5 Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR ABC L 42–49   46,021
Saturday, October 27, 2001 4:00 PM at #14 Washington State #11 Martin StadiumPullman, WA ABC W 24–17   34,150
Saturday, November 3, 2001 4:00 PM Arizona State #8 Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR FSN W 42–24   46,064
Saturday, November 10, 2001 12:30 PM at #17 UCLA #7 Rose BowlPasadena, CA ABC W 21–20   78,330
Saturday, December 1, 2001 12:30 PM Oregon State #4 Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR (Civil War) ABC W 17–14   46,075
Tuesday, January 1, 2002 5:00 PM vs. #3 Colorado* #2 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) ABC W 38–16   74,118
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Rankings

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Final
AP Media Poll 7 7 7 7 6 7 5 5 11 8 7 6 6 5 4 3 2
USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll 8 7 8 7 6 8 6 5 13 9 7 7 7 5 3 2 2
BCS Poll Not released 13 10 6 4 5 5 5 4

Personnel

Roster

Jeff Tedford (pictured as head coach of Cal in 2010), in his fourth season as offensive coordinator for the Ducks. Following the 2001 season Tedford was hired to be head coach of the California Golden Bears football team.

Depth Chart

[1]

Defense


FS
Rasuli Webster
Keith Lewis
WLB MLB SLB
David Moretti
John Harris Garret Graham
Rover
Gary McGraw
Stephen Slayton
CB
Rashad Bauman
Jason Jenkins
DE DT DT DE
Seth McEwen Zach Freiter Igor Olshansky Ed Wangler
Kevin Mack Chris Tetterton Kai Smalley Quinn Dorsey
CB
Steve Smith
A.K. Keyes
Offense
WR
Jason Willis
Samie Parker
LT LG C RG RT
Mike Belisle Jim Adams Ryan Schmid Joey Forster Phil Finzer
Corey Chambers Josh Jones Dan Weaver Robin Knebel Adam Snyder
TE
Justin Peelle
George Wrighster
WR
Keenan Howry
Cy Aleman
QB
Joey Harrington
Jason Fife
RB
Maurice Morris
Onterrio Smith
FB
Josh Line
Josh Rogers
Special Teams
PK Jared Siegel
PK Navid Niakan
P Jose Arroyo
P Gary Daniels
KR Onterrio Smith
PR Allan Amundson
LS Ryan Loftin
H Jason Fife


Game notes

Wisconsin

#22 Wisconsin at #7 Oregon
1 2 3 4 Total
Wisconsin 0 7 14 7 28
• Oregon 10 0 14 7 31

[2]

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Utah

Utah at #7 Oregon
1 2 3 4 Total
Utah 3 7 0 0 10
• Oregon 7 9 0 8 24

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USC

USC at #7 Oregon
1 2 3 4 Total
USC 3 3 7 9 22
• Oregon 7 7 7 3 24

[10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]

Utah State

#6 Oregon at Utah State
1 2 3 4 Total
• Oregon 0 17 7 14 38
Utah St 0 7 14 0 21
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Romney Stadium, Logan, UT
  • Game start: 6:00 p.m. PST
  • Game attendance: 28,243
  • Television network: OSN

[16] [17] [18]

Arizona

#6 Oregon at Arizona
1 2 3 4 Total
• Oregon 14 21 21 7 63
Arizona 7 7 0 14 28

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California

#5 Oregon at California
1 2 3 4 Total
• Oregon 21 7 14 6 48
California 0 0 0 7 7

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Stanford

Stanford at #5 Oregon
1 2 3 4 Total
• Stanford 14 7 7 21 49
Oregon 21 7 14 0 42

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Washington State

#11 Oregon at #14 Washington State
1 2 3 4 Total
• Oregon 0 7 7 10 24
Washington St 0 3 0 14 17

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Arizona State

Arizona State at #8 Oregon
1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona St 7 3 0 14 24
• Oregon 14 7 14 7 42

[38] [39] [40] [41] [42] [43]

UCLA

#7 Oregon at #17 UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
• Oregon 7 7 0 7 21
UCLA 7 3 3 7 20
  • Date: November 10
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
  • Game start: 12:30 p.m. PST
  • Game attendance: 78,330
  • Television network: ABC

[44] [45] [46] [47] [48] [49]

Oregon State

Oregon State at #4 Oregon
1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon St 3 3 0 8 14
• Oregon 3 0 0 14 17

[50] [51] [52] [53] [54] [55] [56]

Fiesta Bowl

Fiesta Bowl
#2 Oregon vs. #3 Colorado
1 2 3 4 Total
• Oregon 7 14 7 10 38
Colorado 7 0 0 9 16

[57] [58] [59] [60] [61] [62] [63] [64]

Statistics

Team

Offense

Defense

Special Teams

After the Season

Team Records Broken

Tackles for Loss – Single Season
YR NAME POS TFL
New 2001 Kevin Mitchell LB 23.0
Old 1980 Andy Vorbora LB 22.0
Passes Broken Up – Single Season
YR NAME POS PBU
New 2001 Steve Smith DB 28
Old 2000 Steve Smith DB 22

Awards

Conference

Team

  • Joey Harrington, QB – Skeie's Award (Team MVP)
  • Ryan Schmid, OL – Gonyea Award (Most Inspirational Player)
  • Onterrio Smith, RB – Casanova Award (First year player that exemplifies competitiveness, inspiration and performance)
  • Chris Tetterton, DL – Clarke Trophy (Most Improved Player)
  • Jim Adams, OL – Ed Moshofsky Award (Best Lineman)
  • Zack Freiter, DL – Joe Schaffeld Award (Best Defensive Lineman)
  • Wesly Mallard, LB – Gordon E. Wilson Award (Best Special Teams Player)
  • Seth McEwan, DL – Bob Officer Award (Major contribution to team despite physical adversity)
  • Ryan Schmid, OL – Senior Academic/Attitude Award
  • Maurice Morris, RB – Duane Cargill Award (Significant Impact)

Academic All-Americans

The following members of the 2001 team excelled in the classroom as well as the gridiron and were honored as NCAA Academic All-Americans.[65]

All-Pac-10 Team

The following members of the 2001 team were honored as All-Pac-10 players.[66]

First Team

Second Team

Honorable Mention

  • Jim Adams, OL
  • Joey Forster, OL
  • Ryan Schmid, OL
  • Zack Freiter, DL
  • Seth McEwan, LB
  • Kevin Mitchell, LB
  • Steve Smith, CB
  • Keith Lewis, FS

Academic All-Pac-10

The following members of the 2001 team excelled in the classroom as well as the gridiron and were honored as Academic All-Pac-10 team members.[67]

  • Ryan Schmid, OL Second Selection
  • Dan Weaver, OL

Senior Postseason Games

The following Oregon seniors participated in post-season senior games to audition for NFL scouts.

East-West Shrine Game

Senior Bowl

Hula Bowl

  • Justin Peelle, TE

Players Drafted

The following members of the 2001 team were selected in the NFL Draft.

No. Player Class Pos. Year Round Pick Team
 3 Joey Harrington SR QB 2002 1 3 Detroit Lions
 9 Maurice Morris SR RB 2002 2 54 Seattle Seahawks
17 Rashad Bauman SR CB 2002 3 79 Washington Redskins
84 Justin Peelle SR TE 2002 4 103 San Diego Chargers
22 Wesly Mallard SR TE 2002 6 188 New York Giants
 6 Steve Smith SR DB 2002 7 246 San Diego Chargers
 2 George Wrighster SR TE 2003 4 104 Jacksonville Jaguars
22 Onterrio Smith SR RB 2003 4 105 Minnesota Vikings
15 Keenan Howry SR WR 2003 7 221 Minnesota Vikings
53 Igor Olshansky JR DE 2004 2 35 San Diego Chargers
94 Junior Siavii SR DT 2004 2 36 Kansas City Chiefs
 1 Samie Parker SR WR 2004 4 105 Kansas City Chiefs
72 Adam Snyder SR OL 2005 3 94 San Francisco 49ers
81 Marcus Maxwell SR WR 2005 7 223 San Francisco 49ers
11 Kellen Clemens Rs.SR QB 2006 2 49 New York Jets
 6 Demetrius Williams Rs.SR WR 2006 4 111 Baltimore Ravens

Legacy

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  66. ^ http://www.gostanford.com/fls/30600/old_site/pdf/m-footbl/Pac-10-Football-team.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=30600
  67. ^ http://issuu.com/oregonducks/docs/2014_oregon_football_almanac?SPSID=3383&SPID=233&DB_OEM_ID=500
  68. ^ http://registerguard.com/rg/sports/32140299-81/something-special.html.csp
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