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Published on January 4th, 2016 | by Brittain Thompson

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Ole Miss Wide Receiver Laqon Treadwell To Enter 2016 NFL Draft

Oxford, Miss. – Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell released a statement declaring he will forgo his senior year and enter the 2016 NFL draft.

“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,” stated Treadwell.

During his career at Ole Miss Treadwell set several records including: most catches per game in a career (5.77), most catches in a career (202), and most catches in a season (82-2015).

“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,” stated Treadwell.

Head Coach Hugh Freeze released his own statement in support of Treadwell’s decision.

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

Despite ending his career early, Treadwell had only positive thoughts of his time at Ole Miss.

“No matter how far life may take us, I will always be an Ole Miss Rebel. God Bless,” stated Treadwell.The Local Voice Ligature

The full statements have been included below from olemisssports.com

Statement from Laquon Treadwell:

“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.”

Statement from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze:

“It was an honor to have coached Laquon, and our family will miss him greatly. 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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Brittain is an associate editor of The Local Voice, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, MS.



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