Oregon Ducks: Spring Game Rosters Released

Joey HollandCorrespondent IIApril 25, 2012

EUGENE, OR - DECEMBER 02 : Head coach Chip Kelly of the Oregon Ducks watches his team warm up before the Pac-12 Championship game between the UCLA Bruins and the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on December 2, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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The Oregon football coaches have had a good time setting the rosters for the spring game. After the third week of spring practice, Chip Kelly initiated the 2012 Spring Game Draft.

In the system, which he has been using for years, Kelly divides his coaching staff into two groups. These two sets of coaches then draft the players they want for their team in the spring game.

The head coaches for the game will be offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich and defensive coordinator Nick Allioti, while Kelly remains a "neutral overseer." 

As far as I can tell, these two teams look pretty even. With a quarterback battle still in the works, I am curious to see Marcus Mariota and Bryan Bennett lead their respective teams. It should also be exciting to get our first real look at some of the younger guys and see who comes out on top this Saturday. 

Without further ado, here are the rosters for the 2012 spring game. 


Dark Team (Coached By Offensive Coordinator Mark Helfrich)

QB: Bryan Bennett, Dustin Haines

RB: Kenjon Barner, Kenny Bassett

WR: Eric Dungy, Keanon Lowe, B.J. Kelley, Ben Butterfield, Blake Stanton, Dane Ebanez, Miles Johnson

TE: Evan Baylis, Dallen Voeller

Dion Jordan
Dion JordanHarry How/Getty Images

OL: Ryan Clanton, Nick Cody, Brandon Thomas, Karrington Armstrong, Andre Yruretagoyena, Mana Greig, Tyler Johnstone

DT: Taylor Hart, Ricky Heimuli

DE: Dion Jordan

DL: Arik Armstead, Axel McQuaw, Nick Morrison, Sam Kamp

LB: Kiki Alonso, Carlyle Garrick, Jennings Stewart, Rahim Cassell, Rodney Hardrick, Grant Thompson, Mike Garrity, Keloni Kamalani

DB: Isaac Dixon, Avery Patterson, J.R. Maffie

CB: Troy Hill, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

FS: John Boyett

K/P: Alejandro Maldonado

PK: Anthony Piganelli

LS: Drew Howell

Light Team (Coached By Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti)

QB: Marcus Mariota, Jake Rodrigues

Josh Huff
Josh HuffSteve Dykes/Getty Images

RB: Ayele Forde, De'Anthony Thomas

WR: Josh Huff, Rahsaan Vaughn, Devon Blackmon, Tacoi Sumler, Daryle Hawkins, Chad Delaney, Will Murphy

TE: Colt Lyerla, Christian French, Brian Teague

OL: Hroniss Grasu, Jake Fisher, James Euscher, Trevor Fox, Hamani Stevens, Jamal Prater, Everett Benyard III

DT: Isaac Remington, Wade Keliikipi, Jared Ebert

DE: Tony Washington, Ryan McCandless, David Kafovalu

DL: Ryan Hagen, Koa Ka'ai

LB: Michael Clay, Boseko Lokombo, Derrick Malone Jr., Tyson Coleman, Anthony Wallace, Isaac Ava

DB: Brian Jackson, James Scales, Bronson Yim

CB: Terrance Mitchell, Dior Mathis

S: Erick Dargan, Jeff Palmer

P: Jackson Rice

PK: Rob Beard


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