Data Scout Notes: 2016: NAC...2015: 2ndC...Coming off 2015 Suspension...01-09-15 - Suspended for the National Championship Game/Testing positive for marijuana
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11/19/16 - Justin Herbert hit Darren Carrington for a 17-yard touchdown pass with two seconds remaining to give Oregon a 30-28 upset victory over No. 11 Utah on Saturday, putting the Utes' hopes of a Pac-12 championship in jeopardy. Herbert led the Ducks, who have struggled all season and suffered several lopsided losses, on a 10-play, 75-yard drive in just over two minutes, capping it with the TD pass to Carrington. Carrington was initially called out of bounds but that call was reversed after a replay showed he got a foot down inbounds. Herbert finished the game with 324 yards passing and three TDs. He also scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. The Utes had taken a 28-24 lead with 2:18 remaining off a Troy Williams 30-yard touchdown pass but the Ducks then began their comeback drive. Royce Freeman led the Ducks ground game with 129 yards. He also scored on a one-yard pass from Herbert early in the fourth. - AP Sports
08/22/16 - Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington left Saturday's practice with an apparent shoulder injury, according to The Oregonian.
The status of the 2015 second-team All-Pac-12 receiver isn't yet known, although he did return to the field with his right arm in a sling after tumbling over a bench.
12/10/15 - 2015 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): WR Darren Carrington, So., Oregon...Along with Freeman and Johnstone on the first team, receivers Bralon Addison and Darren Carrington were second-team selections. - Oregon Football
10/03/15 - The past week has been one the Oregon Ducks would rather forget. They were shellacked by Utah and suffered a 42-point home loss. Then, one of their leading offensive weapons -- wide receiver Byron Marshall -- underwent surgery and will likely be lost for the season. And the Ducks -- who in January played for the national championship -- fell out of the Top 25. Now comes word that one of last season's most dynamic offensive threats is in hot water, still. Wide receiver Darren Carrington, who was suspended for the College Football Playoff championship game against Ohio State as well as the first five games this season, recently was cited by Eugene, Ore., police for having an open alcohol container.
The issue could further complicate Carrington's path to getting back on the field. Carrington trailed only Marshall last season as the Ducks' No. 2 receiver. He caught 14 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns in his last two games in 2014 -- the Pac-12 title game against Arizona and the playoff semifinal win over Florida State. According to The Oregonian in Portland, police cited Carrington on Sept. 26 after "officers on 'party patrol'" spotted him in an alley at 2:34 a.m. with a cup that appeared to contain alcohol. - The Sports Xchange
08/06/15 - Oregon only playoff team to face random drug tests...According to CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd, Mark Helfrich confirmed at Pac-12 Football Media Days that Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington remains in offseason limbo, still waiting on the results of the Ducks' appeal on his behalf of a major NCAA suspension. Carrington failed an NCAA-administered drug test the week of the Ducks' Rose Bowl win over Florida State -- his father blamed secondhand marijuana smoke -- and by NCAA rule the sophomore must miss half of the 2015 season. Helfrich made it clear in speaking to the Oregonian that he's not thrilled at not only Carrington's situation but that players from the other three College Football Playoff semifinalists were not at risk for the same suspensions. Helfrich said he'd been told the Ducks were the only one of the four CFP teams that had been subjected to the NCAA's random drug testing.
"If one team is tested in the College Football Playoff, everybody should be tested in the College Football Playoff," he said. According to the Oregonian, the NCAA's ruling on Carrington has been delayed by "confusion" over whether new, less-punitive drug policies have been put in place soon enough to warrant a reduction in his suspension. But as Helfrich pointed out -- and as athletes like ex-Michigan basketball star Mitch McGary could explain -- the only reason the suspension looms so large is because the test happened to be given by the NCAA. A failed team-administered test would also result in a team-administered punishment. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com