Ladies and gentlemen, we have another opt out. Senior Brady Breeze has decided to opt out of the upcoming football season for Oregon and turn his attention towards the 2021 NFL Draft. Breeze joins Penei Sewell, Jevon Holland, Thomas Graham Jr., and Deommodore Lenoir in deciding not to play, despite the Pac-12’s decision to have a football season, slated to begin in November this year.
Thank you for making my dream a reality pic.twitter.com/Zjzj3aqw0v— Brady Breeze (@BradyBreeze) October 4, 2020
Breeze leaves Oregon with 93 total tackles and three interceptions in his three years in Eugene. His best season was this past season, recording 62 tackles and two picks as a junior, one of those being a pick-six in Oregon’s blowout win against USC. Breeze saved his best for last however, as Oregon fans will always remember his standout play against Wisconsin in their 28-27 Rose Bowl win, including blocking a punt which he returned for a touchdown.
Breeze’s departure leaves another spot in what is going to be a very different looking Oregon secondary from a year ago. Although he split time with Nick Pickett last year, Breeze was a regular contributor for Oregon and his spot is just one more that Oregon will have to fill.
While it’s no doubt sad to see another Duck moving on, especially from what was going to be the best secondary in college football, it is great to see him pursuing his dream and going on to the next level. Good luck Brady, we love you!