Stanford Cardinal tight end Zach Ertz announced on Monday that he would be leaving school early to enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Today, two more members of the Stanford team have announced those same intentions.
Stanford cornerback Terrence Brown and tight end Levine Toilolo have both declared for the draft.
Toilolo has had very little production in his college career, but at 6-foot-8, 265-pounds, he is expected to attract some attention from scouts. He will earn his degree in June. Toilolo released a very brief statement to confirm his intentions.
“To all of my teammates, I wish you all the best of luck next season,” Toilolo said, “and I look forward to being able to cheer for you guys during the National Championship Game!”
Brown is expected to earn his degree in the spring. and released a lengthier statement through the Stanford Facebook page.
“I have decided to forgo my final season at Stanford and make myself eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft,” Brown said in a statement posted on the school’s Facebook page. “I would like to thank the entire Stanford Football program, especially Coach Shaw and Coach Mason, for helping to put me in this position. My admission to Stanford University in 2009 was a life-changing event for me, and all of the faculty, students and staff I have met since have truly blessed and enriched me. I will forever and always be a Cardinal. The past four years have been a great experience for me at Stanford, and I feel well prepared to move on to the next level.
“I am on track to graduate from Stanford University in June with my degree in Science, Technology & Society and feel excited to move on to the next chapter of my life. I would like to thank my family for supporting me throughout my college career, and to thank God for blessing me with my talent and opportunity.”
He was an All Pac-12 honorable mention following the 2012 season.
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