Wide receiver Tabari Hines has left the Oregon football program to transfer and play his senior season at another school, UO coach Mario Cristobal confirmed Tuesday.
“He will use this year to redshirt and transfer out,” Cristobal said on a Pac-12 coaches conference call.
Hines joined the Ducks this season as a graduate transfer from Wake Forest. He had 123 catches for 1,496 yards and 13 scores in three seasons with the Demon Deacons.
Hines was considered a big addition for the Ducks as a veteran on an inexperienced receiver unit. However, he was injured in fall camp and never earned a spot in Oregon’s rotation.
The 6-foot-1 senior had three catches for 32 yards and a touchdown in Oregon’s 62-14 win over Portland State on Sept. 8. He also played against Bowling Green, San Jose State and California, but did not appear in any of Oregon’s past five games.
Because of the new NCAA rule this season, Hines can redshirt this season after playing in only four games. That leaves him one year of eligibility to play for another program.