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Pac-12 Player Profile: Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux

Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux

POSITION: Defensive End
CLASS: Sophomore
HOME TOWN: South Central Los Angeles, Calif.
HIGH SCHOOL: Oaks Christian H.S.

Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux is widely considered the top defensive end/EDGE player in college football, and a future Top 10 NFL Draft pick who could go as high as No. 1.

Ranked the nation’s No. 1 recruit out of high school, the third-year sophomore has fulfilled his high expectations, becoming the first Oregon defensive lineman to earn All-America honors since DeForest Buckner in 2015, as well as winning the Morris Trophy and being named to the AP All-Pac12 First Team.

He is also the first player to lead Oregon in sacks and tackles for loss in back-to-back seasons since Kenny Rowe (2009-10).

Thibodeaux led the nation with seven sacks in the fourth quarter in 2019, becoming the first Duck player in the last decade to log two games with two or more sacks in a season at Autzen Stadium.

Thibodeaux’s career at Oregon has been a nonstop highlight reel.

Career Stats: Solo, Assist & Total Tackles for Loss, Sacks & Fumbles Forced




• Morris Trophy winner
• FWAA All-America Second Team
• AP All-America Third Team
• Pac-12 Championship Game MVP
• AP Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
• Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
All-SportsPac12 First Team


• Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year
• FWAA Freshman All-America team
• USA TODAY Freshman All-America team
• 247Sports True Freshman All-America team
• AP Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
• PFF All-Pac-12 Second Team
• Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention
• PFF Championship Week National Team

247Sports Composite Recruiting Rankings

Class: 2019
Stars: 5
Rating: 0.99911
National Rank: 1
Position Rank: 1
State Rank: 1

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