Oregon loses walk-on quarterback to transfer portal

Oregon Ducks quarterback AJ Abbott, a walk-on who joined the team before the 2021 season, announced on Twitter Sunday evening he is entering the NCAA transfer portal.

Abbott was a standout football star at Stratford High School in Houston, Texas, before coming to Eugene. He never appeared in a game for the Ducks.

“I want to say a genuine thank you to both coaching staffs and the teammates that I have had the pleasure of working with over this past year at the University of Oregon,” Abbott wrote on Twitter. “Coach Moorhead, Costa, Gilbertson and Dillingham have been great mentors and I am extremely grateful for their support.”

Abbott didn’t carve out any playing time last year, and this season the competition remains just as stout with Bo Nix joining from Auburn to compete for the starting role, alongside returners Ty Thompson and Jay Butterfield.

Abbott will have four years of eligibility remaining.


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