Oklahoma wide receiver declares for the NFL draft

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Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma receiver Marquise Brown will skip his senior season and declare himself eligible for the NFL Draft.

Brown made the announcement Wednesday on social media.

Brown, whose cousin is Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown, is nicknamed "Hollywood" for his flashy play and the name of his hometown, Hollywood, Florida. In two seasons, he caught 132 passes for 2,413 yards and 17 touchdowns. He leaves sixth in school history in career yards receiving. This season, he joined Ryan Broyles as the only Oklahoma receivers to gain more than 1,000 yards receiving in a season more than once.

He's only listed at 5-foot-10 and 168 pounds, but after a breakout sophomore season, he got stronger in the offseason and improved his route running. This season, he caught 75 passes for 1,318 yards and 10 scores and was named a first-team AP All-American. The yardage total was fourth in school history for a single season.