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Jeff Maehl delivers in Oregon's offense

Fans call him the MaehlMan, but the flashy nickname kind of belies Oregon receiver Jeff Maehl's low-key demeanor.

Maehl, a senior who started his career as a safety but transitioned to receiver, is thriving in top-ranked Oregon's spread-option offense — even though he's sometimes overlooked while the attention goes to the Ducks' speedy ground game.

Maehl has 31 catches for 423 yards and five touchdowns. He had 10 catches for 119 yards and a touchdown against Washington State on Oct. 9. That extended his streak to 27 games with at least one reception.

With 132 career catches, Maehl has moved past Bobby Moore — now known as Ahmad Rashad — into seventh place on Oregon's career list.