- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore will forego his senior season and declare for the NFL draft, the school announced Tuesday.

Moore is coming off a season in which he was named the Big Ten receiver of the year. He had 80 receptions for 1,033 receiving yards — a single-season record at Maryland.

“I have had an incredible three years playing for the Terps and I will truly miss playing in front of our fans,” Moore said in a statement. “I can’t thank my teammates and coaches enough for always being there for me and supporting me. I’ve grown so much during my time at Maryland, both as a football player and as a man.”

Moore also thanked his family and friends.

The NFL draft will be April 26-28 in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium.

Minnesota Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs was the last Maryland receiver to be taken in the draft.

Maryland coach D.J. Durkin said he was thrilled for Moore and his family.

“DJ has tremendous talent and work-ethic and I know he’ll succeed at the next level,” Durkin said. “We’ll miss him as a member of our team, but could not be more proud to have him represent us in the NFL.”

• Matthew Paras can be reached at mparas@washingtontimes.com.

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