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Jordan Happle, Graduate Transfer Safety, Joins the Ducks

What a week for Oregon defensive backs!

NCAA Football: Las Vegas Bowl-Boise State vs Oregon Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

What a day for the Oregon secondary!

Early Monday morning, the Ducks were down to just one defensive back with more than a season’s worth of experience. But with the return of Deommodore Lenoir, and the addition of grad-transfer Jordan Happle from Boise State, the Duck defense is once again a competent unit.

Happle may have played for Boise State, but he’s a Portland native. Duck fans had an opportunity to witness the 5-foot-8, 208-pound defensive back in action during the 2018 Las Vegas bowl, most memorably when he picked off Justin Herbert for his first career interception.

Happle played five games last season before an injury sidelined him; he finished with 22 tackles, one tackle-for-loss and two pass breakups. Overall he has appeared in 26 games during his time at Boise State. Nine of those games were starts, and he was expected to be a full-time starting safety for the Broncos before he decided to enter the transfer portal in late September.

FYI: He graduated with a degree in criminal justice.

He was a three-star prospect in the class of 2016, according to the 247 composite, and played for Jesuit High School where he shined as Metro League Defensive Player of the Year in both his Junior and Senior year.

Welcome to the flock, Happle!