Louisville Wide Receiver Tutu Atwell has declared for the NFL Draft and will not play in the final game of the season vs. Wake Forest.
The former Miami Northwestern HS Quarterback finishes his career dotting the Louisville record book:
- 1st in Receiving Yards in a Season- 1276
- 4th in 100-Yard Receiving Games – 10
- 4th Longest TD Catch – 90 yards
- 5th in TD Catches – 21
- 6th in YPC (min. 100 catches) – 16.5
- 8th in receiving yards – 2307
(stats courtesy of Kelly Dickey)
It is with great sadness that I will not be able to play this week with my brothers. After great consideration and numerous discussions with my family. I have decided to forgo my remaining college eligibility and officially enter the 2021 NFL Draft. I would like to thank God for blessing me throughout this journey, without him none of this would be possible. It has been every players desire from Little League to play college football. With my hard work and dedication along with my talent, I have achieved that goal. After careful consideration, I will take the knowledge of the game and the intensive workout training to pursue my dream of playing football on a professional level.
Now that I have played my last game as a Cardinal, I would sincerely like to say farewell and to express my gratitude to the University of Louisville for providing me the opportunity to receive and education. I would like to express my appreciation to so many who have helped me. First, I would like to thank my head coach, Scott Satterfield, for believing in me. Secondly, I would like to thank my position coaches who dedicated their time and expertise in helping me. Next, I would like to express a special thanks to Ms. Robyn for your continued support throughout the past years. Lastly to my professors, coaches, administrators, tutors, mentors, teammates and the entire Louisville Family. Thank you. A warm and heartfelt thank you to all of the great fans. Thank you for allowing me to play the game that I love in front of so many of you. I have had an amazing experience and I will always keep the University of Louisville near and dear to my heart.
Last, but not least I want to thank my amazing parents and my incredible family. I have been blessed with a wonderful family who have supported me from Little League to now and will continue to in my future endeavors. I will now focus my attention on the 2021 NFL Draft.Tutu Atwell.
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