Chip Kelly decided to return to Oregon after a brief flirtation with the NFL, but one of his players has decided to not return the favor.
The Ducks announced via twitter Friday night that linebacker Anthony Wallace has decided to transfer from the football program. No reason or potential transfer destination were given for the Dallas native.
“We wish Anthony the best in his future endeavors and will attempt to assist him wherever he decides to pursue his education and football career,” Kelly said in a statement.
Wallace played in 15 games the past two seasons since coming to the Ducks as a four-star member of their 2011 recruiting class. The sophomore was rated by Rivals as the No. 6 inside linebacker in the that class.
With starting middle linebacker Kiko Alonso departing the program due to expired eligibility, Wallace would’ve been in line to at least compete for a starting job beginning in the spring.
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