Former Oregon tight end Cam McCormick extends his college career to 2024

Cam McCormick is now eligible for his 9th season of collegiate football.
Dec 28, 2022; San Diego, CA, USA; Oregon Ducks tight end Cam McCormick (84) poses for a photograph
Dec 28, 2022; San Diego, CA, USA; Oregon Ducks tight end Cam McCormick (84) poses for a photograph / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Tight end Cam McCormick has not had an easy college football career. He played for the Ducks for seven seasons. No, not a typo. Seven.

In those seasons he saw a total of 26 games on the field, 13 in 2017, and 13, in 2022. The COVID season providing an extra year of eligibility provided another opportunity for McCormick, but consistent injuries kept him off the field.  

Miami Head Coach Mario Cristobal departed from the Ducks two seasons ago and reached out to McCormick prior to last season. The class of 2016 recruit decided to leave Oregon for a fresh start with the Hurricanes where he was healthy; playing in 13 games in 2023 as a redshirt senior.

Following the season, McCormick decided to give the college game one more shot, to improve his potential chance of landing in the NFL.  

Not only did he need to get a waiver from the NCAA, but also from the ACC. Both of which were granted. To note, the 2016 recruiting class had some great players. Among them were Justin Herbert and Nick Bosa. Herbert and McCormick played together at Oregon.

While McCormick is entering what will be his ninth season in college ball, others have been in the NFL for what seems like the quarter mark in the league for their respective careers.  

I personally applaud what Cam McCormick is choosing. He certainly has the experience. I wish him nothing but the best for a healthy upcoming season with Miami.  

The crazy breakdown of his nine year career: 

  • 2016, Oregon – Redshirt, did not play 
  • 2017, Oregon – Freshman, played 13 games 
  • 2018, 2019 Oregon – Injuries, did not play 
  • 2020, Oregon – Covid, did not play 
  • 2022, Oregon – Senior, played 13 games 
  • 2023, Miami – Senior, played 13 games 
  • 2024, Miami – playing in his 9th season of college football 

In his career, he has a total of 30 receptions with 4 touchdowns. Last season with Miami McCormick played in all 13 games and finished with 8 receptions for 62 yards.  

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