Indiana’s top receiver from last season will not return for his senior season.
Cody Latimer announced on his Twitter account Sunday that he will enter the NFL draft.
Latimer’s complete statement was posted on Instagram: I just want to take the time to finally get it out there that I am officially entering the 2014 NFL Draft. I want to thank Indiana University, it’s alumni and fans for giving me the opportunity to be able to join this great university and be apart of a great family. A special thanks goes to my football family starting from the coaches to my teammates. it’s been a great 3 years in the making so many ups and downs but we continued to fight every game until the end. In closing I want to say thank you and I will always bleed that cream and crimson!!! IUFB
The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder led IU with 72 receptions for 1,096 yards as a junior. His nine touchdown catches were second only to Shane Wynn’s 11.
Latimer was the fifth Hoosier to have more than 1,000 yards in a season as he finished with the third most receiving yards in a season in IU history.
Latimer, who was named the team’s MVP, is seventh on IU’s all-time list in receptions, with 135, and yards, with 2,152. His 17 touchdowns are tied for fifth on the Hoosiers’ all-time list.
Latimer’s decision to leave for the NFL means three of the Hoosiers’ top four receivers from last season will not return.
Receivers Kofi Hughes, who had 47 catches for 739 yards, and tight end Ted Bolser, who had 35 catches for 320 yards, graduated.
Wynn, who had 46 catches for 633 yards as a junior, will be IU’s leading returning receiver.
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’Skins to interview Giants assistant
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Miami coach says he’s not candidate
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Finland wins world junior title
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US teen wins World Cup slalom
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Wawrinka wins tourney in India
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