Oregon Football Running Back Darrian Felix has played a key role at times this season, but he has decided to look elsewhere for more playing time.
Darrian Felix is leaving the Ducks. He has shown his versatility this season in being able to not only run the ball but also catch the ball out of the backfield and make plays. A Sophomore, Felix was used down the stretch mainly in times that Oregon had a substantial lead. He was sitting fourth on the depth chart behind CJ Verdell, Troy Dye, and Cyrus Habibi-Likio.
He had 24 carries for close to 200 yards and two touchdowns for Oregon Football this season. He also saw six catches for 78 yards. He played in seven games for the Ducks this season. Felix was, unfortunately, the odd man out.
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Felix was the 10th member of the Class of 2017 signed by then Head Coach Willie Taggart to leave the program and the fourth of seven that signed from the State of Florida who are no longer with the program. Under Jim Mastro, Felix was used in a Running Back by Committee style of play. When he touched the ball he had some big moments with Oregon Football.
Several plays against Auburn were highlight material. He also saw action during the Ducks non-conference slate with some key carries. As Pac-12 play took over the schedule, his playing time was pretty much non-existent which with his talent and speed was unfortunate.
Entering next season, if no one tests the NFL Draft, the Ducks will bring experience at Running Back with key returning players in Verdell, Travis Dye, Cyrus Habibi-Likio and Sean Dollars.
Oregon meets Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. Kickoff is set for 2 pm Pacific Time