What Happened to Dillon Gabriel? Latest on Former Oklahoma QB Who Transferred Away Ahead of Alamo Bowl

    Former Sooners QB Dillon Gabriel won't be out there for the Alamo Bowl. A closer look at the QB and his new situation keeping him out of action.

    As the 10-2 Oklahoma Sooners get ready to take on the 9-3 Arizona Wildcats, they are doing so without the benefit of their starting quarterback, Dillon Gabriel. In what has become the new normal in college football, players are on the move yearly, including some high-profile ones.

    Such is the case with Gabriel, who just finished his best season as a college quarterback and is using this unique opportunity to find a change of scenery for the upcoming 2024 season.

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    Dillon Gabriel Is Oregon’s Next QB

    Gabriel’s time as an Oklahoma Sooner has come to an end. While the young signal-caller will still be under center for a college program in 2024, he will be dawning some new threads.

    The QB will be taking over the spot once manned by outgoing Heisman Trophy finalist Bo Nix, and he hopes to bring success to his new program, as they embark on their first year in the Big Ten.

    Gabriel has one year of eligibility remaining and will be heading west to play for HC Dan Lanning, as he makes one final collegiate push for a title and a Heisman Trophy.

    Gabriel Brings High-Level Production to the Ducks

    Everywhere he has been, Gabriel has produced. The Ducks are getting a true game-changer, who has shown the ability to make plays no matter where he has been during his career.

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    He is fresh off his best statistical season of his career where he finished with 3,660 yards with 30 touchdowns and a 69.3 completion percentage to only six interceptions. He also added 373 rushing yards and another 12 scores on the ground.

    Gabriel has posted 3,000-yard passing seasons four times in his career, including both of his seasons at Oklahoma and his prior stop for the UCF Knights.

    He was productive during his time in the Sunshine State and finished with 8,037 passing yards and 70 touchdowns with only 14 interceptions. Gabriel’s 14,865 career passing yards even rank eighth all-time at the FBS level.

    It will be a tall task to come in and try to duplicate or elevate what Nix was able to provide the Ducks in 2023. Still, with a proven track record of high-level play and a fresh start with some new talent around him, it is hard to think anybody will be willing to bet against Gabriel next year.

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