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These former athletes -- and two current NFL players -- join an ex-Trail Blazers general manager in celebration this week

Aug. 9, 1941

Jack Elder (age 76)

A longtime supporter of Oregon amateur and Olympic sports and Oregon Sports Hall of Fame development director, Elder was a member of the U.S. Olympic luge team, having learned the sport in the early 1960s while serving in the military in Germany.

He was born in Seattle and starred at linebacker for Kent-Meridian High.

Aug. 9, 1965

Chris Miller (age 52)

From Sheldon High and the University of Oregon, the 6-2, 210-pound quarterback played 10 NFL seasons, with Atlanta, the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams and Denver. He was a Pro Bowl player in 1991 and finished with 123 touchdown passes and 19,320 yards passing. He has been head football coach at West Linn High since 2014.

Aug. 9, 1977

Ime Udoka (age 40)

Born in Portland, Udoka played for Jefferson High and Portland State and in the NBA, with a stint as a Trail Blazer in 2006-07. The 6-6, 215-pounder has gone on to be a highly respect assistant coach with San Antonio, working under Gregg Popovich since 2012.

Aug. 9, 1984

Matt Moore (age 34)

The 6-3, 225-pound QB from Van Nuys, Calif., wasn't drafted after leading Oregon State to 10 wins and a Sun Bowl victory in 2006. But he has been in the league since 2007, first with Carolina and then with Miami.

Aug. 10, 1965

Rich Cho

(age 53)

A native of Burma, Cho replaced Kevin Pritchard as general manager of the Trail Blazers in July 2010, and was fired less than a year later. He was hired in July 2011 as GM of the Charlotte Hornets, then fired in February 2018.

Aug. 12, 1991

Hroniss Grasu (age 27)

The Chicago Bears center from the Oregon Ducks, 6-3 and 300 pounds, is from Los Angeles. He was a third-round draft pick in 2015.

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