2005 (Junior): Returned to the team in midseason to record lone tackle vs. California in six appearances.
2004 (Sophomore): Worked his way into 10 games as a regular on multiple special teams, accumulating two of his four tackles vs. UCLA.
2001 (Redshirt):HIGH SCHOOL — The four-sport athlete earned three letters in both football and baseball among his nine monograms. Playing both offense and defense on the gridiron, the 2002 state wrestling champion (215 pounds) contributed to team title before finish eighth in national competition.
Personal: Born Jonathan Ambrose Pope on June 1, 1983 in Bend, Ore. Parents: Jim and Julie Pope. Family: Three brothers. High School (Coach): Illinois Valley (Bob Thornhill) 2002. Major: Pre-Business Administration.
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OREGON - Originally walking on in time for 2004 spring drills, has displayed determination prompting coaches to try finding ways to get him on the field more often. First emerged during '04 fall as a stalwart on special teams due to speed and savy before level of play improved the following spring to force a look at the line of scrimmage. Possesses all the physical tools to play at the Division I level. Biggest asset is his strength, combining to lift more weight in three phases last winter than any current player in the program (1,344 lbs.). Eclipsed school record among players at his position in power clean (374 lbs.) while testing second in the squat in '04 (560 lbs.) and third all time in bench press (420 lbs.). Also demonstrates team's second-best vertical jump (35 inches). Must continue to improve his grasp of the defense over the summer as well as regain his intensity from two years ago in order to be a bigger actor from the line of scrimmage, yet has proven to be a valuable special teams asset. Added five tackles in the final spring scrimmage.