By Adam Brown
Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft. Brown made his decision public on Tuesday via Twitter.
Brown thanked the Ole Miss family for welcoming him with opened arms and for all the memories that were made during his time playing for the Rebels.
Brown has re-written the record books in his short three years in Oxford. The Starkville, Mississippi native stands as the all-time leading receiver in Ole Miss history with 2,984 yards. He has 12 100-yard receiving performances during his career, also a program record.
After Brown became the all-time career leader in receiving yards against the Texas A&M Aggies in College Station, Texas, head coach Matt Luke told the media how proud of him he was to accomplish the feet.
“[I have] been around a lot of great receivers here at Ole Miss. For [Brown] to be the all-time leading receiver, that’s a pretty special accomplishment for him,” Luke said. “I’m really proud of what he’s been able to accomplish. His attitude has been outstanding.”
In 2018, Brown recorded 1,320 yards while breaking his own single-season school record (1,252 set) last season. He is the only player in Ole Miss history with two 1,000-yard seasons to his name. Brown also set the Ole Miss single-season receptions record with 85 catches this year.
Brown joins fellow wide receiver D.K. Metcalf headed to play in the NFL next season.