OREGON ANNOUNCES THE TRANSFER OF LB ANTHONY WALLACE; Sophomore Leaves With Three Years to Play Two

University of Oregon linebacker Anthony Wallace has informed Chip Kelly of his intentions to transfer from the school’s football program, according the Ducks’ head coach.

The Dallas, Texas, sophomore had played in 15 games in his first two years in the program, accumulating one tackle for loss among his 13 tackles.

With the graduation of linebackers Kiko Alonso and Michael Clay, it was expected Wallace would begin to climb the 2013 depth chart with Rodney Hardrick, Derrick Malone and Rahim Cassell.

In addition to Hardrick, Malone and Cassell, the Ducks added junior college transfer Joe Walker to its roster. Walker has already enrolled in classes and will be available for spring practice in April. Also expected to compete for playing time is redshirt freshman Brett Bafaro.

Wallace, the former Skyline High School standout, was credited with one stop in last year’s Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin while finishing with Oregon single-game bests of three takedowns as a true freshman vs. USC and this year against Colorado.

Although Wallace made the trip to Phoenix for the recent Fiesta Bowl against Kansas State, he didn’t make an appearance in the game.

“We wish Anthony the best in his future endeavors and will attempt to assist him wherever he decides to pursue his education and football career,” Kelly said.

The 6-0, 235-pound Wallace will have three years to complete his two seasons of eligibility.

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