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Oregon Quarterback Darron Thomas Declares For NFL Draft

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(EUGENE, Ore.) -- After three seasons with the Oregon Ducks, starting quarterback Darron Thomas has decided he's ready to take his game to the next level. The junior quarterback announced he will enter the NFL Draft, scheduled for this April.

This past season, Thomas led Oregon to a 12-2 record this past season, including a 45-38 victory over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. Thomas threw for 2,761 yards, 33 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions, and almost matched his output from the 2010 season.

"I saw what Cam Newton did this year," Thomas said. "He took his raw talent and made a spark. I can do those things, too."

Thomas ends his Oregon career with a 23-3 record as a starter. His 66 touchdown passes in 31 games is a school record; he also ranks sixth in school history with 6,629 yards of total offense, and seventh with 5,910 passing yards.

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