The roller-coaster that is 2020 continues. After heading into Spring camp with one of the best secondaries in college football, four starting defensive backs decided to opt-out of a strange and shortened season to focus on the 2021 NFL Draft.
Along with offensive lineman Penei Sewell, safeties Jevon Holland and Brady Breeze, and fellow cornerback Thomas Graham Jr, Deommodore Lenoir was part of the mass Duck exodus that turned one of Oregon’s strongest units into a questionable one.
However, on Monday, Lenoir reversed his Sept. 9th decision by taking to twitter and announcing - UNFINISHED BUSINESS “Im Not Leaving” #GoDucks”
UNFINISHED BUSINESS “Im Not Leaving” #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/EWN3MBr2qX— BumpMilly (@Dede_lenoir) October 5, 2020
After Breeze’s shocking decision to declare for the draft, the Oregon secondary suddenly transformed from a veteran unit to a green one. Thankfully, with the return of Lenoir, the Duck DBs now have two seniors - Nick Pickett and Lenoir - to help lead this talented group of sophomores and freshmen.
Lenoir has 27 starts under his belt, and last season tallied 47 tackles and seven pass deflections on his way to earning a PAC-12 All-Conference honorable mention.
We appreciate having ya back on the team, Lenoir! Let’s have a great season and make you a first-round pick!