|Laquon Treadwell at 2016 Sugar Bowl. Image via Jackson Clarion-Ledger.|
Laquon Treadwell is an ex-Rebel. The Ole Miss junior wide receiver has announced that he will forego his senior season of eligibility to enter the 2016 NFL Draft.
Treadwell's decision to enter the draft was announced in a statement released by Ole Miss.
“After sitting down with my family, we have decided it is time for me to take the next step in my career and enter the 2016 NFL draft. It's always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, and I can't thank my teammates, coaches and our great fans enough for their unbelievable support since the first day I stepped foot on campus. No matter how far life may take us, I will always be an Ole Miss Rebel. God bless.”
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze described the experience of having coached Treadwell as "an honor, and that "The commitment that he and others in his class made to our program three years ago has changed the culture of Ole Miss. I’m so proud of what he accomplished here, and I look forward to seeing him continue to grow and shine as a player and a person"
Treadwell set multiple school records at Ole Miss, including single-season records in 2015 for most catches (82), receiving years (1,153), and touchdowns (11).
(via Dr. Saturday)