Oregon junior quarterback Justin Herbert, considered one of the top quarterback prospects eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft, instead will return to Eugene for his senior season, he confirmed via Twitter on Wednesday.
"What I have come to realize … is that nothing could pull me away from the opportunities that we have in front of us," he wrote, in part.
Herbert has completed 221 of 371 passes for 2,985 yards and 28 touchdowns with only eight interceptions this season. He has led the Ducks to an 8-4 mark and a berth in the Redbox Bowl on Monday against Michigan State.
In three seasons at Oregon, Herbert has thrown for almost 7,000 yards and 62 touchdowns.
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At 6-6 and 233 pounds, he frequently was mentioned among a handful of top quarterback prospects eligible for the 2019 draft, a group that includes Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins, West Virginia's Will Grier, Boise State's Brett Rypien and Missouri's Drew Lock.
Herbert's return, along with the talent that also will be back for coach Mario Cristobal, stamps Oregon as a potential favorite in the Pac-12 and a possible College Football Playoff contender because of a non-conference schedule that opens with Auburn of the SEC.
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