Hawkeye TJ Hockenson Declares for NFL Draft
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Another Iowa Hawkeye football player has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft. Tight end TJ Hockenson confirmed Monday on Twitter that he'll be leaving the program to follow his dreams. After tremendous thought and consideration, I have made the decision to declare for the 2019 NFL draft. This was a very difficult decision because of the love and respect I have for the University of Iowa, Coach Kirk Ferentz and the entire coaching staff, along with my teammates, However, my dream has always been to play in the NFL and I believe now is the right time. I want to thank everyone in the Hawkeye Football program for challenging me to become a better player and person. And thank you to my parents, grandparents, two older brothers and younger sister for your unwavering support. I look forward to this next chapter and grateful that I was first and always will be an Iowa Hawkeye.