(NEW YORK) — Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft, reports ESPN.
Bridgewater completed 71 percent of his passes for 3,970 yards with 31 touchdowns and only four interceptions this season and led his team to a 36-9 win over Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
“I can finally say I reached my ultimate goal and it would change my mom’s life (financially),” Bridgewater said after the victory. “I can make an impact on my environment, where I grew up in Miami, showing there’s no restrictions what you can reach. That someone from the same neighborhood can make it out.”
The Houston Texans have the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft after finishing 2-14.
Bridgewater graduated last month with a degree in sports administration.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN