"Someone is going to try me", Taggart said in December.
Some of Carrington's best performances came in big moments, including 126 receiving yards in the 2014 Pac-12 championship game and 165 and two touchdowns against Florida State in the Rose Bowl.
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Carrington has been a key contributor for OR with 112 catches for 1,919 yards and 15 touchdowns in 29 games over three seasons.
OR is scheduled to open the 2017 season on September 2 against Southern Utah.
According to Eugene police, Carrington was arrested after colliding with a pole in the drive-through lane at a McDonald's near campus. He had also previously been cited for violating an open container policy in the fall of 2015, a season in which he sat out the first five games of the campaign following a failed drug test. After receiving a call of a possibly intoxicated driver, a Eugene police officer observed a Honda Accord make an improper right turn from the McDonald's parking lot and stopped the vehicle at Mill Street and Eighth Avenue, McLaughlin said. Carrington graduated in June with a degree in sociology.