Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy (15) rolls out to pass during a NCAA college football game in the Cheez-It Bowl against Clemson, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.

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Iowa State QB Brock Purdy declares for NFL draft

Brock Purdy, who set multiple records during his career as quarterback for Iowa State, announced Saturday that he will enter the NFL draft.

Purdy finished his tenure with more touchdown passes (81), passing yards (12,170), quarterback wins (30), 300-yard passing games (14) and rushing yards (1,177) than any other quarterback in Iowa State history.

“Cyclone Nation, I just want to say thank you,” Purdy wrote on his Instagram account. “Thank you for taking my in with open arms and believing in my the last four years. My dream as a kid was to play for a great college town and community and y’all have been that and more. So, I thank you.

“I will be pursuing the opportunity to play in the NFL moving forward.”

Purdy completed 71.7 percent of his passes this season — also a school record — while throwing for 3,188 yards, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

“There’s no greater competitor that I’ve been around that wanted the result to be different than it was,” Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell said after Iowa State lost to Clemson in the Cheez-It Bowl on Dec. 29.

“But for Brock, as I said two days ago, it’s, ‘Thank you. Thank you for all you’ve done. Thank you for how you’ve led. Thank you for giving belief to this football program that hasn’t been there for a long time.'”

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