Jordon Scott announced ahead of the 2021 Playstation Fiesta Bowl that it would be his last game in an Oregon uniform.
To entice players to play in the 2020 college football season, the NCAA has given a free year for players, who will not lose a year of eligibility regardless of snaps played this season.
But the 6’1”, 311-pound senior defensive tackle from Largo, Florida made it official on Monday:
After the 2020 Rose Bowl victory over the Wisconsin Badgers, then juniors Thomas Graham Jr., Dede Lenoir, Austin Faoliu and Scott all decided to return to Oregon for their seniors years. These were four staples in this Ducks defense that went from a 49th nationally ranked team in 2018 to No. 9 in 2019.
Graham Jr. was the only Duck of these four to remain opted out of this 2020-2021 season.
Throughout his four-year career at Oregon, Scott was a machine on the defensive line that commanded much attention for opposing teams. He started 37 of the last 38 games for Oregon, is a two-time Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention (by the coaches), and has played over 1,000 combined snaps in the last two seasons.
Scott’s freshman campaign filled the stat sheet after recording 34 tackles (20 solo), 4.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks.
When looking back at his career at Oregon, claiming back-to-back Pac-12 Championships and playing in a bowl game stands out.
“My goal is obviously to win a Pac-12 Championship and we got the opportunity to do that again, so minus any individual goals I didn’t achieve, I’m just happy that we still won the Pac-12 and got the opportunity to play in a New Years Six Bowl,” said Scott.
The Ducks will surely miss having “Fat Mac” on the line.
Good luck, Jordon!