Return Of Football Legends Headlines "Duck Day" On April 23rd
EUGENE, Ore. – Four former Oregon football superstars will return to Autzen Stadium on April 23rd as honorary coaches for the Ducks' annual Spring Game, head coach Dan Lanning announced on Wednesday.
De'Anthony Thomas (offensive coordinator) and Haloti Ngata (defensive coordinator) will serve as honorary coaches for the Yellow team, while La'Michael James (OC) and Arik Armstead (DC) will return as honorary coaches for the Green team. Many other former players and alumni will also be back in Eugene for the Spring Game.
"We couldn't be more excited to welcome these four legends and so many other incredible alumni back to Autzen Stadium," Lanning said. "This program is built upon the foundation that all of our former Ducks have established, and we're honored that they are returning to Eugene for this event. We need our fans to pack Autzen Stadium to welcome these guys back and create an awesome atmosphere for the Spring Game."
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— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) March 23, 2022
The football Spring Game will begin at 1 p.m. PT, with parking lots set to open at 10:30 a.m. and gates opening at noon. The first three quarters will simulate a real game between the Yellow and Green teams, with rosters set to be released at a later date. Thomas, Ngata, James and Armstead will call plays for the teams during the fourth quarter, with other on-field activities planned to get fans involved in the action.
The football Spring Game will be one of many athletic events on campus throughout what is being called "Duck Day." Track and Field will host the Oregon Relays throughout the day at Hayward Field with the first event set for 10 a.m., and fans can watch the soccer team's 11 a.m. spring exhibition vs. Seattle U at Papé Field before walking over to Autzen Stadium.
Fans can go to PK Park following the Spring Game for the Oregon baseball team's game against Washington State at 3 p.m., and then over to Jane Sanders Stadium to watch the Ducks' softball program take on Washington at 5 p.m.
"This is going to be a tremendous day for Oregon Athletics and for our fans," Lanning said. "We obviously want Autzen to be packed and rocking, but we also want to see our fans show out for all of the other terrific programs that are competing throughout the day. What a great opportunity to spend your day cheering on the Ducks and taking in some great events."
Admission to the Spring Game is free, but fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation for Food For Lane County. Vaccinations and face coverings will no longer be required at any of the day's events.
2022 Oregon Football Spring Game
Start Time: 1 p.m.
Gates Open: Noon
Price of Admission: Non-perishable food item donation for Food For Lane County
For additional donation options and information, please visit Food for Lane County's website at: https://foodforlanecounty.org/scrimmage22
Spring Game Parking
Parking will open at 10:30 a.m. and will be $5 in the Autzen Stadium lots for fans who purchase passes ahead of time online using the following link: https://am.ticketmaster.com/oregonducks/quickbuy?p1=MjJGQlNHUF9BX1A1XzFfMA==
For fans who do not purchase parking passes ahead of time, parking will be $10 upon arriving at Autzen Stadium.
Duck Day Schedule Of Events - April 23, 2022
|Track & Field||Oregon Relays||Hayward Field||All Day; First event at 10 a.m.|
|Soccer||vs. Seattle U||Papé Field||11 a.m.|
|Football||Spring Game||Autzen Stadium||1 p.m.|
|Baseball||vs. Washington State||PK Park||3 p.m.|
|Softball||vs. Washington||Jane Sanders Stadium||5 p.m.|
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