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Oregon WR Carrington to honor New Mexico State's Byrd by wearing No. 22 in Alamo Bowl

Nov 22, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks wide receiver Darren Carrington (87) runs the ball against Colorado Buffaloes defensive back Terrel Smith (41) at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 22, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks wide receiver Darren Carrington (87) runs the ball against Colorado Buffaloes defensive back Terrel Smith (41) at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington will wear No. 22 in the Valero Alamo Bowl in honor of New Mexico saftey Markel Byrd who passed away in a single-car accident on Tuesday.

HS teammate Darren Carrington will honor his friend by wearing number 22 in the Alamo Bowl https://t.co/rP0DGMDXQ3

— Oregon Football (@WinTheDay) December 23, 2015

Carrington and Byrd were close friends who grew up together and played football together at Horizon Christian Academy in San Diego.

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The redshirt sophomore took to Instagram on Wednesday to remember his friend.

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Oregon will face TCU in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 2.