By Brent Stecker
Washington junior tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins said he will enter the NFL Draft after the Huskies' 31-16 Fight Hunger Bowl win over BYU on Friday night.
"I'm going to enter the 2014 draft," he said, as reported by The Seattle Times' Adam Jude. "(It's) very exciting. The idea that I can provide for my mother and play at the highest level in the world for football and compete against the best guys in the world – it's a very exciting idea. I'm very excited for the next chapter in my life."
Seferian-Jenkins is the 2013 John Mackey Award winner, given annually to the best tight end in the nation. The 6-foot-6, 276-pound Fox Island native caught 36 passes for 450 yards and eight touchdowns this season, including three catches for 37 yards and a score in Friday's win.
Seferian-Jenkins is the school record-holder among tight ends in career receptions (146), career receiving yards (1,840), career touchdown receptions (21), single-season receptions (69, 2012) and single-season receiving yards (852, 2012).