The Ducks will be down one key playmaker when they take on Oklahoma in the Alamo Bowl.

On Thursday, wideout Devon Williams announced that he’ll forgo his final 2 years of eligibility and sit out the upcoming bowl game to prepare for the NFL Draft. Williams posted the news to Instagram.


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The 2nd-year Duck had 35 catches for a team-high 557 yards and 4 scores this season.

He played in 15 games for UO over the last 2 years, registering 50 catches for 843 yards and 6 touchdowns. The 6-foot-5, 207-pound Williams started his career at USC and played in 5 games over 2 seasons before leaving in the middle of the 2019 season to join the Oregon program. He finished his collegiate career with a combined 55 receptions for 941 yards and 7 scores.

Williams’ departure leaves Oregon with 7 returning scholarship receivers. The 2022 recruiting class has a pair of committed wideouts but neither has signed yet. He is the 2nd Oregon player to announce plans to skip the bowl game and declare for the NFL, joining defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux, who is expected to be a top pick in next April’s draft.

The Ducks meet the Sooners on Dec. 29 at the Alamodome.