Louisville Offensive Tackle Mekhi Becton announced his intentions to enter the 2020 NFL Draft and forgo his Senior Season at the University of Louisville. We wish Mekhi Becton all the best as an all-time great Cardinal. He’s been a great ambassador of the program and a ton of fun to watch. Please send more Bectons!
First of all, I want to thank the man above for giving me the physical opportunity to play this great game. Without him I wouldn’t be able to accomplish what I have in my career. I’d like to acknowledge my parents, my high school coaches, the previous staff for paving the way for me to get to the University of Louisville. I’d like to thank the current staff for an amazing year, and helping me to become one of the top offensive lineman in the ACC.
‘This year has been a fun season, and one of the best years I’ve had while playing the game I love. I also want to thank CARD NATION for all the love you guys have given me over these past three years. You have seen me grow into the man I have become. Our fans are the best in the nation and I can’t thank everyone enough for this great journey!
I also want to thank Coach Ledford for changing my entire life and taking me under his wing. Through his coaching, he has molded me and mentored me into the player I am today. I also want to thank Coach Satterfield for completely changing our program around and accepting our team with open arms. Thank you for loving us the way you did, and even after a loss you picked us up when we were down in spirit and told us how proud you were of us.
Recruits if you need a home this is a perfect place to be. They will work you hard and love you even harder! After long discussions and praying with my family I will be foregoing my senior year to enter the 2020 NFL Draft. I’ve decided the best decision for me personally is to not play in the Music City Bowl and begins preparations for the next chapter of my life.’
Becton has been a dominating force in Louisville’s resurgent offense. The Cardinals finished the regular season having one of the nation’s top offenses in 2019. He has paved the way forJavian Hawkins to rush for 1,420, the school’s first 1,000-yard season by a running back since Bilal Powell in 2014 and the third-best total by a freshman in league history.
The Cardinals rushed for over 200 yards in eight of 12 games, including a pair of 300-yard contests.
The third-year junior leads a Louisville offense that ranks third in the ACC in rushing (214.2), fifth in total offense (442.1) and fourth in scoring offense (32.7).
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