Colt Lyerla leaves Oregon

According to a report by, Oregon junior tight end Colt Lyerla has left the program. editor Rob Moseley reported on Sunday night that Lyerla had informed head coach Mark Helfrich of his decision to leave the team.

The report went on to say that Lyerla will not enroll at another program and will instead prepare for a jump to professional football.

Lyerla told that the decision to leave the team was his and that he left "on good terms".

Lyerla, who was a five-star prospect out of Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro (Ore.), did not travel with the team to Colorado on Saturday and had previously missed the Ducks matchup with Tennessee three weeks ago for reported health reasons.

True freshman Johnny Mundt and sophomore Pharaoh Brown will be the most likely candidates to fill Lyerla's former spot going forward.

The Ducks take on rival Washington in Seattle on Saturday.

Read the report here

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