Oregon Ducks wide receiver Bralon Addison will leave school to enter the NFL Draft.
Two days after the Ducks suffered a stunning loss to TCU in the Alamo Bowl, giving up a 31-0 halftime lead and losing in triple overtime, Addison announced his decision to pass up his final season at Oregon.
Addison missed the entire 2014 season after suffering an injury during spring practice, but he returned in 2015 to lead the Ducks in receiving with 63 catches for 804 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Addison had more than 1,000 all-purpose yards twice for the Ducks.
The deadline to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft is Jan. 15.
Addison released a statement Monday thanking his coaches for helping him grow on and off the field.
I came here as a kid who wanted nothing more than to play football at a high level. In the process, so much more has happened. I think I have become more mature, a better person and a better Christian and most importantly a better man. I just wanted nothing more than to thank everyone that has been a positive influence in my life academically and athletically during my time here at Oregon: my professors, this entire staff, the fans and everyone else involved. With that being said, today I am happy to announce that I will be foregoing my senior year to enter the 2016 NFL Draft. This is a decision I have prayed about and I feel as though God has given me the understanding, confidence and assurance to move forward. I thank you all very much! Go Ducks!!! Win The Play!
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