Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins declares for NFL Draft

Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins declares for NFL Draft

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Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins #88 of the Washington Huskies reacts after making a catch to set up a first and goal against the Idaho State Bengals on September 21, 2013 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on December 28, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Updated Saturday, Dec 28 at 11:52 AM

Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins said Friday he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.

“I’m going to be enter the 2014 draft,” he told Adam Jude of the Seattle Times. “(It’s) very exciting. The idea that I can provide for my mother and play at the highest level I the world for football and compete against the best guys in the world — it’s a very exciting idea. I’m very exciting for the next chapter in my life.”

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The  Fox Island native was graded as a second-round draft pick in the NFL evaluation he requested earlier this month.

Seferian-Jenkins finished with three catches for 37 yards and a touchdown in Washington’s Fight Hunger Bowl 31-16 victory over BYU on Friday.

The game capped a whirlwind month for the Huskies that began with coach Steve Sarkisian leaving for the same job at Southern California. Chris Petersen was hired away from Boise State to take over at Washington and quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo coached the bowl game on an interim basis.

The Huskies won just their second bowl game since Tuiasosopo led them to that Rose Bowl win over Purdue 13 years ago.

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