Oregon offensive lineman Marcus Harper II announces his return for 2024

At this point, it’s more notable for a Duck to announce he was leaving the football program rather than staying.

A plethora of Ducks with the option of either declaring for the NFL draft or going into the portal have chosen to remain in te program for the 2024 season and Oregon’s much-anticipated debut in the Big Ten Conference.

The latest Duck to announce he was returning for the 2024 season is offensive lineman Marcus Harper II, a 6-foot-3, 325-pounder from Chicago Heights, Ill.

Harper will be part of an offensive line unit in 2024, one of the best and most experienced in the Big Ten next season. There were concerns about whether this new unit would form chemistry, but they proved they had chemistry and much more. Quarterback Bo Nix was sacked just three times and now new signal caller Dillon Gabriel can feel even more comfortable in knowing he will be protected in his only season as a Duck.

Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire