Oregon Ducks football cornerback DJ James entered transfer portal
There have been a lot of changes recently to the Oregon Ducks football schedule.
Now the Ducks look set to lose a key contributor on the defensive side of the ball.
Ducks starting cornerback DJ James has entered the transfer portal, a source close to the program told The Register-Guard. In 12 games this season, James finished with 46 tackles, two interceptions, 0.5 tackles for a loss and four missed passes. James’ two interceptions came in Oregon’s 34-31 win over UCLA on Oct. 23.
James played for the Ducks for three seasons as he recorded 72 tackles, two interceptions and six interceptions. During the 2019 season, when Oregon won the Rose Bowl, James served as a backup as he mostly played on special teams.
Mario Cristobal left the Ducks program on Monday to become a coach in Miami. Additionally, defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter and safety coach Marcel Yates both left for Texas Tech.
Following: Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead to coach the Alamo Bowl for the Ducks
James joins Kayvon Thibodeaux and Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu (both declared for the 2022 NFL Draft) as players who recently left the Oregon program.
Coming out of Spanish Fort High School in Alabama, James was a three-star rookie in the Class of 2019. He chose Oregon over offers from Mississippi State, Nebraska, and Ole Miss.
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