Prolific WR Amon-Ra St. Brown joins USC exodus to NFL draft
LOS ANGELES (AP) Receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown is headed to the NFL draft after three seasons at Southern California.
St. Brown announced his expected decision Saturday.
The speedy, sure-handed receiver is the fifth key underclassman in the past week from the 21st-ranked Trojans (5-1) to declare their intention to enter the draft.
St. Brown had 41 catches for 478 yards and seven touchdowns this season, the Orange County native's third as a key receiver in the USC offense. He racked up 178 receptions for 2,270 yards and 16 touchdowns in his career with the Trojans.
He joins All-American safety Talanoa Hufanga, defensive lineman Marlon Tuipulotu, offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker and cornerback Olaijah Griffin in heading to the NFL after the Trojans won the Pac-12 South this season and lost to Oregon in the conference title game before declining to play in a bowl game.
Defensive lineman Jay Tufele already opted out of the delayed 2020 season to prepare for the draft.
St. Brown had the greatest moment of his junior season last month against Washington State when he caught four touchdown passes in the first quarter from Kedon Slovis. Along with matching Robert Woods' USC record for touchdown catches in a game, St. Brown tied the FBS record for touchdowns scored in any quarter and joined Duke's Corey Thomas in 1997 as the only players in FBS history with four touchdown catches in a quarter.
He is the younger brother of Green Bay receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, who played at Notre Dame.
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Updated January 2, 2021