Beau Robey inducted into the University of Oregon Hall of Fame
As part of the 2001 University of Oregon Football Team, Beau G. Robey was inducted into the University of Oregon Hall of Fame. The 2001 Ducks Team went 11-l, won the PAC-10 Championship and the Fiesta Bowl, and came close to playing for the National Championship. The Ducks ended the season at number 2 in the national rankings. Beau played high school football and wrestled for Sehome High School.
2001 University of Oregon Football Team
There may have been Oregon teams more talented but none reached heights. Certainly the record would reflect that there were few better as the 11-1 ledger would include the most wins in Oregon history, not to mention an unprecedented No. 2 season-ending national ranking. Although it was the Ducks’ Hall-of-Fame quarterback who would serve as the face of the program, the Fiesta Bowl champions represented so much more than just one player. Under seventh-year head coach Mike Bellotti, three players were awarded first-team Pacific-10 Conference all-league honors, two received All-America acclaim, and 14 players from Oregon’s third outright conference champions in school history would go on to hear their names called during the NFL Draft over the course of the next four years. This was in addition to a Heisman Trophy finalist, the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year and the Fiesta Bowl MVP. Only a seven-point setback to Stanford would stand in the way of an unblemished season and a probable date in the National Championship game, which many felt Oregon so richly deserved. But there was a sense of destiny that prevailed as five of the 11 victories materialized by a margin of one touchdown or less and the Ducks found themselves trailing in the fourth quarter on four of those occasions. Yet above the individual accomplishments was a bond that elevated the finished product above its components, culminating into a team that overwhelmed third-ranked Colorado, 38-16, to claim a third-straight post-season triumph.
Football Team, BB Standouts Head Hall-of-Fame Inductees
Release Date: September 92014
EUGENE – The University of Oregon’s 2001 football team, which came close to playing for a national championship, and three members of the Ducks’ 2002 men’s basketball team which advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, headline five individuals and one team to be inducted as part of the University’s 23rd Athletics Hall-of-Fame class during this weekend’s activities surrounding Saturday’s football game against the University of Wyoming.
The Ducks’ 2001 team, led by Heisman Trophy finalist Joey Harrington, was the winningest football team in school history at that time and finished the year ranked second in the country following a dominating 38-16 win over Colorado in the 2002 Fiesta Bowl. Yet after accumulating a 10-1 regular-season record and an outright conference title, Oregon was passed over by a Nebraska team that had lost its conference championship game to Colorado for a berth in the BCS National Championship Game against Miami.
The trio of Luke Jackson, Freddie Jones and Luke Ridnour led Oregon to a 26-9 season and the 2002 regular-season Pac-10 Conference men’s basketball title before coming within one win of reaching the Final Four.
They will join 182 elite athletes and 25 teams who have been selected as part of the school’s athletics showcase that originated in 1992.