On Thursday night, another Ducks player announced his future plans, and they don’t include the 2022 college football season.
Oregon wide receiver Devon Williams announced on Instagram he will enter the 2022 NFL Draft. He also announced that he will not play in the Alamo Bowl against Oklahoma on Dec. 29.
"Bryan McClendon, Thank you for helping me polish myself on and off the field. All the tough love you showed me has made me accelerate in my life experiences. Coach Cristobal, Thank you for believing in me and my dream. You have sharpened me in ways that I did not understand in the moment, but as a firm believer in faith, I understood that there was a purpose behind everything you did and said.
"With that being said after long and restless nights and endless conversations with my family, and having the chance and opportunity to turn a dream into a reality, I have decided that I will be forgoing my senior year and the Alamo bowl game and enter the NFL draft, striving to follow my dreams."
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Williams has registered 50 receptions for 843 yards and six touchdowns during his two seasons at Oregon. Williams began his career at USC before transferring to the Ducks in 2020.
Williams is the second player that will opt out of the Alamo Bowl to prepare for the NFL Draft. Defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux previously announced that he would also skip the bowl game and enter the 2022 draft. Also, Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu will play in the Alamo Bowl but will declare for next year's draft.
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