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Oregon running back CJ Verdell teases return to Oregon Ducks in 2021

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CJ Verdell is ready for a do-over from last season.

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.

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On Friday, hours after wide receiver Johnny Johnson III announced his return to Oregon for a "super-senior" season, CJ Verdell posted a simple yet similar tweet:

He will return to the Oregon backfield in 2021.

Coming into this past 2020 season, Verdell had a goal of 1,000 rushing yards despite the season being only seven games long. Unfortunately, that goal was cut short due to his inability to stay on the field. Verdell was banged up for most of this season. He ran for over 100+ yards on the ground the first two weeks of the season against Stanford and then at Washington State, but then was limited the rest of the way. 

He did not play in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl.

Now, it’s time for a do-over. 

Verdell recorded over 1,000+ yards in each of this first two seasons (2018, 2019), totaled 10 touchdowns in 2018 and eight in 2019. 

The reigning 2019 Pac-12 Championship Game MVP will get one more season to showcase his skill to the eyes of the NFL.