Following his record-breaking performance at the Cactus Bowl on Tuesday night, Baylor football star KD Cannon has announced the seemingly inevitable: he is set to forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
Cannon is fresh off of a 14 catch, 226 yard and two touchdown game in Baylor’s 31-12 win over Boise State, and now he’s looking to the future. The 6-foot, 180-pound pass catcher from Mount Pleasant, Texas announced his decision to go pro with a statement on social media.
“As a father, all of my decisions now are made with the best interest of my children and family in mind. So, through much prayer and consideration, I have made the exciting decision to enter the 2017 NFL Draft,” Cannon wrote.
“I plan to make the most of this life-changing opportunity by providing a better lifestyle for my family and ensuring that my two beautiful daughters won’t have to experience the same struggles in life as I have. I plan to, not only, become a vital part of my community by giving back, but to model for others the benefit of hard work and determination.”
This season, Cannon hauled in 87 catches for 1,215 yards and 13 scores. Throughout his time at Baylor, Cannon recorded 195 catches for 3,113 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Cannon is currently projected as a mid-round selection.
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