10 greatest Oregon football players from the Mario Cristobal era

Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal leads warmups before the game against Stony Brook.
Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal leads warmups before the game against Stony Brook. / [Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard] / USA
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Brady Breeze

The Defensive MVP to Herbert’s offensive award at the Rose Bowl, Brady Breeze shined brightest in his final year as a Duck.

While his professional career has yet to take off with any real momentum, Breeze had some truly incredible stats during his time in Eugene.

In just three years, he earned three interceptions, one going for a 32-yard pick-six, as well as 95 total tackles. Breeze forced one fumble on his own and recovered four for the Ducks’ defense. In his junior year, he saw three touchdowns including the pick-six.

Breeze was drafted 216th overall by the Tennessee Titans before being waived in December 2021. He has since hopped around the NFL going to the Detroit Lions then to the Seattle Seahawks and is currently on the Houston Texans’ practice squad.

Johnny Johnson III

Also on the Texans’ payroll is Johnny Johnson III. As a rookie wide receiver for Houston in 2023, Johnson has yet to see game time but that shouldn’t take away from his legendary status in Eugene.

In his junior year alone, Johnson accounted for 57 receptions, 836 receiving yards, and seven touchdown receptions.

Johnson spent five seasons with the Ducks and played both sides of the ball in four of those years. Earning 16 total tackles and a fumble recovery, he was no slouch for the Oregon secondary.

On the offensive side, Johnson had 15 career touchdowns alongside 1,928 yards from 139 receptions. The cherry on top of his time at Oregon was a successful 2-point attempt that brought his scoring total to 92 points.

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