Oregon football cornerback Khyree Jackson opting out of Fiesta Bowl to prepare for NFL draft

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Oregon defensive back Khyree Jackson (#5) as the No. 6 Ducks face the California Golden Bears in a college football game at Autzen stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. Sean Meagher/The Oregonian


Oregon’s top cornerback will not play in the Fiesta Bowl.

Khyree Jackson, a first team all-Pac-12 selection by both the coaches and AP, announced he will forego his remaining eligibility and prepare the NFL draft.

Jackson had 34 tackles (five for loss), with two sacks, seven pass breakups and three interceptions this season. He injured his left shoulder against Washington on Oct. 14 and missed the game against Washington State the following week before returning and playing the last six games with a brace on his shoulder, leaving multiple games due to aggravating the injury.


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