Oregon safety Jevon Holland announced Saturday that he will opt out of his junior season and declare for the 2021 NFL draft.
Holland shared the news in a statement via Twitter where he thanked his family, Oregon's staff and his teammates.
"I want to thank my BROTHERS," Holland said in the statement. "You men are the reason I came to Oregon. Everything from the long meetings, to running the stadium, to life long memories on and off the field. I wouldn't have wanted to be beside anyone else. Love y'all boys."
Holland is the latest in a long line of players who have opted out of this 2020 season due to complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Holland's decision also comes just two days after the Pac-12 announced it will attempt to play a shortened seven-game season exclusively within its own conference.
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The Coquitlam, Canada, native will be missed by the Ducks. He is tied for third among active FBS players in interceptions with nine and was a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist last season. He accumulated 66 total tackles, four interceptions and returned one for a touchdown in 2019.
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