Oregon’s victory over Colorado was bittersweet.
Senior Jacob Breeland suffered a left knee injury Friday night against Colorado.
Late in the first quarter, after catching a 22-yard pass from quarterback Justin Herbert, Breeland was tackled out of bounds and immediately grabbed his leg. Breeland did not get up for a few plays and was immediately taken to the medical tent. He did not return to the game.
In No. 12 Oregon’s organization chart for the upcoming rivalry game against No. 25 Washington, Breeland is not listed. Oreogn coach Mario Cristobal announced Breeland will be out for the remainder for the season.
Oregon injury updates:— Bri Amaranthus (@BriAmaranthus) October 14, 2019
Bad news- Starting tight end Jacob Breeland will miss the rest of the season.
Good news- Troy Dye and Jevon Holland are cleared and good to go to play this Saturdayhttps://t.co/xTrvhhZlVa #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/iSBzRIVBUX
His 403 receiving yards leads FBS tight ends and his six touchdowns is tied for the lead.
Breeland was off to his best season as a Duck. His reliability has proven to be an asset for Herbert, catching 26 of his 32 targets this season. Breeland has been one of Oregon’s main sources for explosive plays: totaling 24 receptions of 20-plus yards in his career, seven this season already.
Entering the season, Breeland was projected to go undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft but his performance this season has changed that. Bleacher Report called Breeland one of their biggest risers in the NFL Draft and CBS Sports picked him to be a first round selection.
Next up at tight end is senior Ryan Bay, junior Hunter Kampmoyer, redshirt freshman Spencer Webb and true freshman Patrick Herbert. Oregon previously lost tight end Cam McCormick for the remainder of the season.
Sophomore safety Jevon Holland and senior linebacker Troy Dye, who also suffered injuries on Friday, are listed on the depth chart. After the game Cristobal said those injuries were “minor” and both are cleared to play at Washington.