Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison will will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2016 NFL draft, he announced on Monday.
“I came here as a kid who wanted nothing more than to play football at a high level,” Addison wrote in a statement. “In the process, so much more has happened. … This is a decision I have prayed about, and I feel as though God as given me the understanding, confidence and assurance to move forward.”
Addison was the team’s leading receiver this season with 63 catches for 804 yards and 10 touchdowns after sitting out all of 2014 due to injury. He racked up more than 1,000 all-purpose yards during his past two seasons
The junior finished with five catches for 59 yards in the Ducks’ Alamo Bowl loss to TCU on Saturday.
You can read his full statement below:
Thank you all for taking time to read this today.
First and foremost, I would like to thank God for allowing me to make the right decision and come to The University of Oregon family. Secondly, I would like to thank my father and mother, Coach Kelly, Coach Helfrich, Coach Lubick and Coach Osborne, Coach Radcliffe, Coach Pellum, Coach Chinander, Coach Horace, Hawk, all of our graduate assistants, student coaches, Chief, Ms. Kim, Steph, Trav, Anna Poponyak, everyone at the Jaqua center, our treatment staff and all of my friends and teammates for being great influences during my time here at Oregon. 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 forgoing 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!
- Kenny Ducey