Oregon Football: The Top 5 Plays of LaMichael James' Career

Joe PenkalaCorrespondent IMarch 2, 2012

Oregon Football: The Top 5 Plays of LaMichael James' Career

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    Oregon Duck fans have been lucky over the past three years as they were given the opportunity to watch the development of LaMichael James at Oregon. 

    James has done an outstanding job since starting for the Ducks and is the only player in Pac-12 history to post three 1,500-yard seasons.

    Now that James has moved on to the NFL, here is a look back at the five best plays of his amazing career at Oregon. 

No. 5: 2010 vs. Stanford

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    One thing the Ducks will miss is the fact that LaMichael James could hit the hole faster than most backs in the nation.

    While this run appears to be well-blocked and easy on James, look at the small crease he attacks and how quickly he gets through it as he puts the final nail in Stanford.

    Fast forward to 1:10 to see it unfold. 

No. 4: 2011 vs. Missouri State

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    While it was against Missouri State, take a look at the speed and vision as LaMichael James breaks off his longest run of his career.

No. 3: 2009 vs. USC

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    When the Ducks were on the road to a conference title in 2009, they unseated USC at home. James is known for his outstanding conditioning that could help wear down teams.

    Fast forward to 3:07 and watch James continue to push and not give up on this run. 

No. 2: 2010 vs. Tennesee

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    Last year, the Ducks went on the road to take on Tennessee. After falling behind early, the Ducks continued to try and establish the run game when James ripped off this huge run against the Vols. 

No. 1: 2009 vs. UCLA

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    In his first year as starter, LaMichael James had an outstanding season. When the Ducks headed to UCLA for a road game, Oregon found itself on its own 1-yard line before James pulled off this run.

    Fast forward to 3:25 to check it out or enjoy the entire countdown from his freshman season.