BYU wide receiver Dax Milne officially declared for the NFL Draft on Thursday. Milne is the second offensive player in as many days to enter the draft.
"My heart is full. The last 3 years have been a dream come true. The experience I have had playing football for BYU has given me more than I can put into words. It has been such a special place to play the game I love.
I would not be where I am today without my coaches at BYU. I owe them so much. I want to sincerely thank Coach Kalani, Coach Fesi, Coach ARod, Coach Grimes, and the entire coaching staff for helping me become a better player and for being such great mentors and friends. I want to thank them for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to compete. I also want to thank the administration and team support staff for working so hard so we could play this season. It was a season I will never forget. And to all the fans of Cougar Nation, thank you for all of your love and support. Best fans in the world.
I will forever cherish the memories and relationships I have made with my teammates. Leaving it all on the field with them will be what I miss most. And most importantly, I want to thank my family for always being there for me through it all.
My journey of reaching for the stars continues as I am declaring for the 2021 NFL draft. I will forever Rep the Y and give it everything I have to make Cougar Nation proud." - Dax Milne
Milne is coming off a fantastic junior season where he had 1,188 yards receiving - that ranks #9 in single-season BYU history. Milne arrived at BYU in 2018 as a preferred walk-on and he saw playing time as a true freshman. As a true sophmore in 2019, he had 285 receiving yards including this touchdown catch against USC:
Milne has the opportunity to be the first wide receiver drafted out of BYU since Austin Collie was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2009.
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