Oregon adds Minnesota running back Mar’Keise Irving to roster

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Oregon’s running back depth chart just became a lot deeper.

Former Minnesota Golden Gopher tailback Mar’Keise Irving announced via Twitter that he will be transferring to Oregon this coming season.

Irving, the 5-foot-10, 190-pounder from Chicago, led Minnesota with 966 all-purpose yards as a freshman. He was the Big Ten Freshman of the Week in Week 1.

He gained 699 yards and averaged 5.3 yards per carry and scored four times on the ground.

The Ducks needed some depth at the tailback as they were going to go into the 2022 season with a lot of talent, but a lot of inexperience as well with Sean Dollars, Byron Cardwell, and Noah Whittington on the roster. Those three. now Irving, will try to make up for the loss left by CJ Verdell and Travis Dye.