University of Oregon Ducks football team has a new running backing, and he
hails from Kodiak - sort of.
Chimphalee, now a junior walk-on for the Ducks squad, was a
star running back for the Kenai Central High School Kardinals, and has been
playing for Orange Coast College in California. However, he started his football career here in Kodiak, playing in
the early years of the Kodiak Football League before his family moved to Kenai.
6-foot and 210-pounds, Chimphalee is one of two walk-on running backs added to
the Ducks' roster. The other is freshman Lane Roseberry of Bly, Oregon.
which went 12-2 last year, are ranked fifth in the nation by the USA Today
Preseason Coaches Poll. LSU, Alabama, Southern Cal and Oklahoma round out the