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Travis Dye, the Oregon Ducks' running back, has entered the transfer portal, weighing his return to the UO, according to a source

Travis Dye, the Oregon Ducks' running back, has entered the transfer portal, weighing his return to the UO, according to a source

EUGENE Travis Dye, Oregon's starting running back and the Pac-12s leader in all-purpose yards this season, has entered the transfer portal, but he may not be gone just yet.

Dye, who had 211 carries for 1,271 yards no. 10 in UO single-season history and 16 touchdowns and 46 catches for 402 yards and two scores this season, entered the portal on Friday, according to a source.

Dye, a fourth-year junior, is automatically entered in the 2022 NFL Draft and has until February 4 to opt out and play his final year of eligibility of college football next season.

In 2021, Dye had career-highs in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and receiving yards. Earlier this year, he was the first player to lead Oregon in both rushing yards and receptions.

Dye, who is from Norco, California, is one of five Oregon players to rush for 3,000 career yards. Dye has 83 catches for 869 yards and eight touchdowns in 48 games.

Sollte Dye leave, Oregon has 80 scholarship players projected in 2022, with four running backs returning, including CJ Verdell, who is also included in this year's draft and hasn't stated whether he'll begin his professional career or return to college.

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