AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Wide receiver of the Texas Longhorns Lil’Jordan Humphrey has announced he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft, forgoing his senior season with Texas, according to Texas Athletics.
The junior finished this season with 86 catches for 1,176 yards and nine touchdowns. According to UT, "his 86 catches were fifth-most in school history, his 1,176 yards were third-most and his nine touchdowns were tied for seventh."
Humphrey released the below statement:
“I would like to first thank God for blessing me with the ability to play the sport that we all love. Next, I would like to thank my family for always having my back and helping me grow as a young man each and every day. I would also like to thank Coach Strong for giving me the chance to attend such a prestigious university. Furthermore, I would like to thank The University of Texas at Austin for giving me an incredible college experience full of support and growth from the students, staff on campus and fans. I would like to give a special thanks to the academic support team, nutrition and equipment staffs for all the time they have invested into the team. Lastly, I would like to thank Coach Herman, Coach McKnight, Coach Mehringer, Coach Meekins and Coach Samples for the time they have spent developing me into the young adult I am now and helping me prepare for my future. It has not been an easy decision, but after a lot of thoughts and prayers, I have decided to forgo my senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft. I’m forever grateful to be a part of a family that was so close together. I loved my time at UT. I’m going to represent UT on and off the field as I move forward in my career to take care of my family and all the communities that I can. Hook ‘Em Horns for life!”