Purdue WR Domonique Young declares for NFL Draft

Sep 19, 2015; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers wide receiver Domonique Young (5) enters the end zone for a TD in the first half at Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Domonique Young is going to try and keep Purdue’s 19-year streak of having a player taken in the NFL Draft alive and well.

In a statement on Twitter from his account on Wednesday, Young said he would be pursuingĀ a career in the NFL, choosing not to petition the NCAA for an additional year of eligibility:

Young’s senior season concluded this past fall but because he suffered a season-ending ACL injury in Purdue’s lone B1G win against Illinois, he would’ve had the opportunity to petition the NCAA for an additional year of eligibility. The game was the Boilermakers’ fifth of the season, so there was no guarantee he would’ve been approved, anyway.

The senior receiver caught 29 passes for 338 yards and a TD in the five games he played in 2016. He had a big game in Purdue’s loss to Cincinnati, making eight catches for 136 yards and scoring his only TD of the season.

For his career, Young had 614 yards and two TDs on 50 receptions.

Last week, Purdue standout defensive lineman Jake Replogle made a somewhat surprising move, deciding to hang up the helmet and shoulder pads and not pursue a career in the NFL.

In his statement, Young also took time to thank his supporters in West Lafayette, saying, “I want to take this opportunity to give heartfelt thanks to Purdue University, who welcomed me with open arms, my coaches, my teammates, staff, teachers, friends, the FANS, and everyone else who made my experience among the most treasured memories of my life.”

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