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Smith , James
James (Jim) McCoy Smith was a starting defensive back for the University of Oregon (1965,1966,1967.) Regarded as one of the greatest defensive backs to ever play for Oregon he was an All-American his senior and set the school record for a fumble recovery when he went 99 yards against Oregon State University in 1966. He was also a two-time All-Pacific Athletic Conference selection. His senior year he was honored to play in the East-West Shrine game, Hula Bowl and the Coaches All-America game. The school awarded him the Emerald Athletic Trophy for outstanding achievements as an athlete, student and citizen and the Eugene Register-Guard selected him to their all-time University of Oregon football team. In 1968, the Washington Redskins selected him in the first round at number twelve overall. While a starter with the Redskins he broke his neck his first year and had his brilliant career ended. He was selected to the University of Oregon Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.