Keenan Allen to forego senior season at Cal, declares for NFL Draft
University of California wide receiver Keenan Allen will forego his senior season with the Cal Bears and declare for the 2013 NFL Draft, according to a statement he made Wednesday on the team’s homepage:
“I am grateful for all of the opportunities the University of California has provided me over the past three seasons. The experience and friendships I have gained at Cal will help me throughout my life both on and off the field. I have always dreamed of having an opportunity to play in the NFL, and my time at Cal has helped me get to the point in my career where I believe I am ready to take that next step. I am thankful for my experience at Cal and am excited about what the future holds.”
Allen finishes his career as Cal’s all-time leader in receptions (205), third in receiving yards (2,570), seventh in touchdown catches (17) and, not to be forgotten, a school record for longest pass play when he and his brother, quarterback Zach Maynard, connected on a 90-yard score in Washington last year. He had been a star on the team since his freshman year when he broke the record for receiving yards by a true freshman with 46 receptions for 490 receiving yards.