The Oregon Ducks Defensive Front will be without Canton Kaumatule for the rest of the season and beyond.
Canton Kaumatule came to Oregon in 2015 as a Defensive Lineman, but played both inside and outside in his two seasons with the Ducks. On Tuesday it was announced he was given a Medical Hardship Waiver thus ending his playing career at the University of Oregon.
Injuries have played a big role in defining the 2016 Oregon Ducks Football team and the loss of Kaumatule adds to an already rough reality of needing three wins to just get to a Bowl game at the end of the season.
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Canton Kaumatule has been declared a medical hardship. He was removed from our roster last night and won’t play at Oregon again. #GoDucks
The Oregon Ducks Defense has not panned out as planned moving from the 3-4 to the 4-3 with players moving in and out of position and the Ducks clearly not having the needed size up front that defines the 4-3 scheme. Scout.com tabbed Kaumatule as the 4th Best Defensive End in the Country before he came to Oregon. As a 5-Star recruit he was just getting started with paying dividends for the Ducks.
He played in 13 games over two seasons and had 5 tackles.