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20 Ducks in 20 Years: Community Tiebreakers

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There is still some work to be done, fair and wise ATQ readership. Come join us and vote!

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The voter turnout was strong for last week's "20 Ducks in 20 Years" community vote, and I've tabulated the results. However, there are some ties that need to be broken. I won't say exactly what spots these ties are for, to keep a little suspense for the final list. But here's what you'll be voting on this week, in order to boil down a final community Top 20.

Click on the tiebreaker links to get to the polls themselves.

Tiebreaker #1: De'Anthony Thomas vs. Patrick Chung

Perhaps the most electric offensive player in Oregon history, or the 4th-most prolific tackler in Oregon history?

Tiebreaker #2: Casey Matthews vs. Walter Thurmond III

Two defensive standouts of the Chip Kelly era, this one might come down to hairstyles; do you prefer WTIII's immaculate flat-top, or the long, flowing locks of Matthews?

Tiebreaker #3: Jeff Maehl vs. Max Unger

Maehl caught more passes than any other Duck in history; Unger started 51 straight games as the lynchpin of numerous great offensive lines.

Tiebreaker #4: Joey Harrington vs. Dennis Dixon

Hoo boy, this is a biggie. Two of the most culturally important figures in Oregon history, this tiebreaker might come down to simple personal biases.

Tiebreaker #5: Nick Reed vs. Akili Smith vs. Josh Huff vs. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu vs. Kiko Alonso

Holy hell, a five-way tie! And this group has everything; Reed is Oregon's career sacks leader, Smith is the single-season passing leader, Huff finished off a sparkling career with a 1000 yard receiving season in 2013, Ifo is already one of the best lockdown corners in Oregon history, with at least one year still ahead of him, and Kiko is a great redemption story, from suspended misfit to Rose Bowl MVP to NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.