WR Darren Carrington cleared to play for Utah after transfer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Receiver Darren Carrington has officially been cleared to play for Utah after transferring from Oregon shortly before fall camp began.

The Pac-12 Faculty Athletic Representatives' Committee waived the intra-conference transfer penalty that can force players to sit out a year. The senior has been practicing with the team throughout camp.

Carrington was dismissed from the Ducks soon after he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound San Diego native joins the Utes as the most experienced and successful receiver on the roster. Carrington had 43 catches for 606 yards and five touchdowns last season as a junior with the Ducks. He has 112 career receptions for 1,919 yards and 15 touchdowns.

The Utes begin the season by hosting North Dakota on Aug. 31.

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