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USF tailback Darrian Felix granted waiver by NCAA

The Oregon transfer appeared in seven games for the Ducks in 2019.
Oregon transfer tailback Darrian Felix (2) participates in USF's lone spring practice on campus in March. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]
Oregon transfer tailback Darrian Felix (2) participates in USF's lone spring practice on campus in March. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times] [ Times ]
Published May 26, 2020

New USF tailback Darrian Felix, who appeared in seven games for Oregon last fall, announced via social media Tuesday he has been declared eligible for the 2020 season.

USF also confirmed the news. Because he appeared in more than four contests in 2019, Felix needed an NCAA waiver to earn immediate eligibility with the Bulls.

One of the most prominent of the Bulls’ transfer-portal acquisitions, Felix ― a 5-foot-11, 197-pound Fort Myers native ― had an injury-besieged career with the Duck before arriving at USF in December. Last fall, he had 197 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries, with six catches for 78 yards.

In parts of three seasons in Eugene, he totaled 426 rushing yards (and three touchdowns) and 10 receptions. He shapes up as a vital, versatile cog ― in the backfield and perhaps the slot ― in new Bulls coordinator Charlie Weis Jr.’s diverse scheme.