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After Huskies bowl win TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins declares to enter NFL Draft

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Washington's big pass catching tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins announced following Thursday night's win in the Fight Hunger Bowl that he will forgo his senior year and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

Referring to incoming head coach Chris Petersen, the 21-year-old told reporters:

I am going to go into the NFL Draft. It has nothing to do with Coach Petersen. I have a lot of respect for him, but ultimately it was as a family and financial decision."

The hulking 6-7, 270-pound junior had three catches for 37 yards and one touchdown in the Huskies bowl victory and finishes the season with 36 receptions for 450 yards and eight touchdowns.

He won the John Mackey Award as college football's most outstanding tight end in 2012 and is also a two-time All American. He played basketball for the Huskies his freshman year.

Seferian-Jenkins is the third ranked tight end and the 40th overall prospect in April's draft. He is a huge red zone threat (21 TD's) with good hands and is often compared to Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis.

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