BYU receiver opts for NFL

Updated: January 9, 2009, 8:15 PM ET
By Graham Watson | ESPN.com

BYU wide receiver Austin Collie announced Friday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

Collie led the country in total receiving yards (1,538) and receiving yards per game (118.31) last season. He finished his junior season with 106 receptions including 15 touchdowns. He had 11 consecutive games with 100 or more receiving yards, which tied an NCAA record.

Collie averaged 162.46 yards of total offense, which ranked 12th nationally.

Collie, who's listed at 6-foot-2, 206 pounds, was an All-Mountain West first-team selection, the third consecutive season he's earned either first- or second-team conference honors.

Todd McShay, who is the director of college football scouting for Scouts Inc., said Collie has good hands and good route-running ability and he projects him as a third-rounder.

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Watson joined ESPN.com in 2008 after four seasons covering the Missouri Tigers and the Big 12 Conference for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She also covered college football recruiting for the Dallas Morning News.