On Monday morning, Pitt football star Jordan Whitehead officially declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.
The star defensive back announced on social media that he will be forgoing his senior campaign to head to the NFL. He follows in the footsteps of junior wideout Quadree Henderson, who declared for the draft a week ago.
“After much thought and discussion with my family, I have decided to begin preparing for the next step in my career and enter the 2018 NFL Draft,” Whitehead said. “It has been an honor and a privilege to play for this university, Coach [Pat] Narduzzi, and this coaching staff for the past three years. I would like to thank them for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime, but feel I am ready to take the next step in achieving my dreams.
“I want to thank the entire Pitt football program and university, my teammates, and the Pitt community for an amazing experience. Pittsburgh will always be my home.”
Whitehead finishes his career with the Panthers with 234 tackles.
The 2018 NFL Draft takes place April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.