June 15, 2024

Dillon Gabriel transfers to Oregon: Former Oklahoma, UCF quarterback to replace Bo Nix on Ducks


Former Oklahoma star quarterback Dillon Gabriel will proceed his college football profession at Oregon. After getting into the switch portal earlier this week, one of many nation’s high sign callers this previous season has determined to succeed Heisman Trophy finalist Bo Nix with the Ducks. Gabriel’s transfer comes as Oregon prepares to go away its longtime residence within the Pac-12 for the Big Ten in 2024. 

Gabriel had a profession yr with Oklahoma in 2023, finishing 69.3% of his passes for 3,660 yards with 30 touchdowns to solely six interceptions. He additionally rushed for 373 yards and one other 12 scores, crossing the top zone along with his ft twice as many instances as he did in his 2022 marketing campaign with the Sooners.

Gabriel began his profession at UCF earlier than transferring to Oklahoma forward of the 2022 season. He is rated because the No. 30 general switch within the 247Sports Transfer Rankings and has one yr of eligibility remaining. He has handed for greater than 14,000 yards in his NCAA profession between stops with the Knights and Sooners.

Gabriel has posted 3,000-yard passing seasons 4 instances in his profession, together with each his years at Oklahoma. He beforehand handed for 3,168 yards and 25 touchdowns to simply six interceptions throughout his first yr with the Sooners in 2022, lacking one recreation due to a concussion. 

Prior to Oklahoma, Gabriel handed for 8,037 yards and 70 touchdowns in opposition to 14 interceptions whereas at UCF. His third and remaining season with the Knights in 2021 was reduce brief after he suffered a season-ending shoulder damage early on within the yr.