If you ever found yourself saying “Man, I wish Darrian Felix wasn’t injured”, you’re likely not the only one. It's the career you wish took a different path. The potential Felix has at the running back position is very much there, but unfortunately the injury bug struck early into his Oregon Ducks career.
Just announced today via his social media, Felix has decided to enter the NCAA transfer portal.
THANK YOU OREGON ☝🏾 pic.twitter.com/VxRPck1Xuo— FLE❌❌ (@Dhat_6) December 10, 2019
The 5-foot-11, 197-pound running back from Fort Meyers, Florida saw action in nine games as a freshman in 2017. In those nine games, Felix averaged 6.1 yards per carry and wasn’t stopped for a loss on any of his 30 carries.
Felix joined CJ Verdell and Cyrus Habibi-Likio in that 2017 freshmen running back class that backed up senior Royce Freeman, redshirt senior Kani Benoit and redshirt junior Tony Brooks-James.
Felix utilized a redshirt season after suffering a season-ending injury in 2018.
His best game in an Oregon uniform came against Nevada on Sept. 7, 2019. Felix recorded eight carries for 80 yards, his longest run at 62 yards and one touchdown against the visiting Wolf Pack.
What this means for the Ducks:
This season, Felix sat behind Verdell, Travis Dye and Cyrus Habibi-Likio while also competing with freshmen Sean Dollars, Cross Patton and Jayvaun Wilson. His transfer doesn’t come at much surprise. Sitting that far down the depth chart is tough especially with the talent that Felix brings to the table and the young backs he’s sitting behind (all of the current backs are either sophomores or freshmen). He ran with aggression, poise and swiftness along with his powerful 5-foot-11, 197-pound frame.
A competitor off and on the field, Felix will do great things at his next opportunity.