06/03/2011 - Oregon got good news when DT Ricky Heimuli decided to postpone a religious mission to return to the Ducks in 2011. The 6-foot-4, 318-pound Heimuli had nine tackles, including one for loss, and broke up one pass while playing in all 13 games as a true freshman last season as part of a deep rotation at that position. He had wavered on his decision to leave or stay until finally making a decision after the national championship game. - The Sports Xchange
01/16/2011 - University of Oregon defensive tackle Ricky Heimuli has informed head coach Chip Kelly that he will forgo his religious mission and remain in Eugene for the 2011 season. The 6-4, 318-pound Glendale, Utah native was credited with nine tackles, including one tackle for loss, and broke up one pass in 13 appearances as a true freshman this season. "This was a personal decision that after I sought opinions from others, I made on my own," Heimuli said. "Playing football at the college level and going to school at Oregon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I feel that I have a great thing going. "I love my church and will always put the Lord first in my life but trust that he will lead me along the way. I just don't want to lose this opportunity that is in front of me right now." The Ducks completed the 2010 season with a 12-1 record and a 22-19 setback to Auburn in the BCS National Championship Game. - Oregon football
09/09/2010 - True freshman DT Ricky Heimuli played in the opener and was credited with a pass break-up.
09/02/2010 - True freshman DT Ricky Heimuli is definitely going to play this season for the Ducks, who could lose him after the season for two years. Heimuli is still mulling a decision whether to take a two-year church mission. Other true freshmen to look for this season -- WR Josh Huff, who was a touted all-purpose threat from Aldine, Texas, and RB Dontae Williams from Houston. He seems to be a bit ahead of another big-time running back recruit, speedy Lache Seastrunk.