Central Michigan's Brown leaves for NFL

Updated: January 7, 2010, 7:09 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN.com

Central Michigan junior wide receiver Antonio Brown said Thursday he will enter the NFL draft.

"It came down to my coach leaving, my quarterback leaving and really having nothing more to do in college," Brown said.

Brown had 1,198 yards receiving this season and 3,176 yards and 22 touchdowns in his career.

"I can do things on special teams, I can play the slot, I can return kicks and punts," Brown said.

Brown, 5 foot 11, 184 pounds, said he likes comparisons to DeSean Jackson, Devin Hester and Santana Moss.

"I want to thank [former Central Michigan] Coach [Butch] Jones because he really helped me mature as a player and to understand defensive concepts," Brown said.

Joe Schad is a college football reporter for ESPN.com.

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