Oregon's tight end streak continues 

July, 9, 2012
The moniker of "Tight End U" is generally associated with the University of Miami because of the numbers and the success of former Hurricanes in the league. In terms of production and star power, it is hard to argue for anyone but Miami as the one program to hold the title.

While they haven't enjoyed the All-Pro careers of the Hurricanes, the Oregon Ducks have an impressive run of tight ends moving on to the NFL. In fact, you have to go back to the late 1980s to find a Ducks starting tight end that didn't at least make it onto an NFL practice squad.

Jeff Thomason, Willie Tate and Josh Wilcox all signed with NFL teams in the early to mid 1990s, with Thomason enjoying a lengthy career. Since 1996, the only Ducks starters at tight end to go undrafted are Enyi Nwamuo and Tim Day, who both signed on with NFL teams.
Drive Through: One-On-One With O'Leary
Andrea Adelson sits down with Florida State tight end and John Mackey Award winner Nick O'Leary to discuss his success this season and his thoughts on facing Oregon in the Rose Bowl game presented by Northwestern Mutual.


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