Monday January 4th, 2016

Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell will forgo his senior year in order to declare for the 2016 NFL draft, he announced Monday.

“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,” Treadwell said in a statement. “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.”

Over the course of his collegiate career the junior had 202 receptions for 2393 yards, and 21 touchdowns.

“It was an honor to have coached Laquon, and our family will miss him greatly,” head coach Hugh Freeze said. “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.”

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Ole Miss finished the season with a record of 10–3, defeating Oklahoma State 48–20 in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.

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