Oregon loses a top receiver

May, 15, 2009
5/15/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

A standout performance in Oregon's spring game appears to be junior receiver Aaron Pflugrad's goodbye to the Ducks. He's been granted a release to transfer.

While Pflugrad was mostly playing with the No. 1 offense this spring, his situation was complicated. His father, Robin Pflugrad, was fired as the Ducks' receivers coach by new head coach Chip Kelly.

Pflugrad only caught 23 passes for 247 yards and one touchdown over the previous two seasons, but he was expected to play a bigger role next fall after the departures of Jaison Williams and Terence Scott. He caught six passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns in the spring game.

Pflugrad, who has yet to redshirt, would have three years to play two seasons.

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