USC’s St. Brown to enter 2021 draft
Southern California star wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown announced Saturday he will declare for the NFL draft.
He becomes the sixth member of the Trojans to leave early with intentions of playing in the NFL.
“These past three years have been some of the most memorable of my life,” St. Brown began a statement posted to Twitter. “I met so many marvelous individuals and have built relationships that will last a lifetime. I’m extremely thankful for the opportunities that have been given to me and the lessons that I have learned. …
“While I have had a tough time grappling with a decision over the last few weeks, I have decided to forego my senior season and declare for the 2021 NFL Draft. Although my time suitin gup in the Cardinal and Gold may have come to an end, I still plan to complete my degree and proudly represent the Trojan family in all that I do.”
St. Brown played at football powerhouse Mater Dei in Santa Ana, Calif., and was the No. 1 player in the state in the Class of 2018, per the 247Sports composite. He was the No. 2 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 11 overall player in that class.
He was an all-Pac-12 first-team selection in 2020. In six games this season, he caught 41 passes for 478 yards and seven touchdowns.
In 30 career games, he caught 178 passes for 2,270 yards and 16 scores. He stands 11th on USC’s all-time list for number of receptions, despite playing just 2 1/2 seasons for the Trojans.
His older brother, Equanimeous St. Brown, is a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers.
Also entering the draft from USC are defensive linemen Jay Tufele and Marlon Tuipulotu, safety Talanoa Hufanga, cornerback Olaijah Griffin and offensive tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker.
–Field Level Media