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Equanimeous St. Brown declares for NFL Draft

| Thursday, January 4, 2018

Junior wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown announced Thursday via Twitter that he would forgo his senior year at Notre Dame and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.

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Irish junior wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown flips into the end zone and scores his second touchdown of the game during Notre Dame’s double-overtime loss to Texas on Sept. 4, 2016.

“Three years ago, I decided to attend the best University in the world, Notre Dame,” St. Brown said in the statement. “I’m extremely thankful for the opportunities given me and the lessons that the coaches taught me. I’m a better person and player because of it. … I’ve wrestled with this decision, but I’ve decided to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.”

St. Brown saw action in seven games his freshman year, catching one pass for eight yards against UMass. His year came to an end four games early when he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury during practice. However, as a sophomore, the Anaheim, California, native was thrust into a starting role, starting all 12 games for the Irish. He averaged 80.1 receiving yards per game and tallied 961 yards on the season, finding the endzone nine times. He registered at least one touchdown in seven of Notre Dame’s 12 games. As a result, the 6-foot-5 receiver was given Notre Dame’s Offensive Player of the Year award after the 2016 season.

During his final season with the Irish, St. Brown saw action in all 13 games, accumulating team-highs of 515 yards and 33 receptions. He added four touchdowns to his resume, giving him a collegiate total of 13. He was also named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List going into the season.

St. Brown also added in his statement that he plans on coming back and finishing his degree at Notre Dame.

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