Oregon RB Sean Dollars takes his name out of transfer portal
After briefly dropping into the transfer portal, Oregon running back Sean Dollars is staying with the Ducks.
The redshirt freshman tailback entered the portal on Tuesday, per reports, but tweeted Wednesday night that he had decided to take his name out of the portal after talking with new head coach Dan Lanning.
After talking with @CoachDanLanning I’ve decided to take myself out of the transfer portal and stay at The University of Oregon. I’m fully committed to putting my focus on the team and seeing everyone in Autzen this upcoming season! #GoDucks 🦆
— Sean Dollars (@SeanDollars) January 13, 2022
For the 2021 season, Dollars was expected to be the No. 3 back in the Ducks’ backfield behind Travis Dye and CJ Verdell, but an injury sustained during spring ball put him on the shelf for the entire year.
A former 4-star prospect from the 2019 class, Dollars saw the most extensive action of his career so far in 2020, when he made appearances in all seven of the Ducks games. In the 2020 Pac-12 title game, Dollars ran it seven times for 52 yards, the best showing of his young career.
As Oregon awaits NFL decisions from both Dye and Verdell—they can both return for one more season—retaining Dollars is potentially a key development. Byron Cardwell, a 2021 4-star signee, flashed his exciting potential down the stretch this season, but the only other scholarship backs on the roster are Seven McGee and Trey Benson.