Tuesday January 12th, 2016

UCLA wide receiver Thomas Duarte will forgo his senior season in order to declare for the NFL draft, his father, Tim, told The Orange County Register Tuesday.

Duarte had 53 receptions for 872 yards and ten touchdowns this season. The junior has rushed for 1,626 yards and 17 touchdowns over the course of his collegiate career.

Duarte is the sixth member of the UCLA team to declare for the draft. He joins teammates Myles Jack, Kenny Clark, Alex Redmond, Paul Perkins, and Caleb Benenoch.

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The Bruins finished the season with a record of 8–5 after falling to 37–29 to Nebraska in the Foster Farms Bowl on Dec. 26. 

- Xandria James


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