Ricardo Louis became the second Auburn player selected in the 2016 National Football League Draft, going to the Cleveland Browns, the same team that drafted AU offensive tackle Shon Coleman in round three.
He was the 114th player selected overall going to Cleveland in round four.
Louis led the Tigers in receptions (46), receiving yards (716) and receiving touchdowns (3) as a senior.
"When you get on a roster and make a team, it’s all about competing and playing, making that 53-man roster," Louis said, noting he didn't care who drafted him or in what round. "There are a lot of people that get drafted in the first and second round that don’t play. My mindset is getting on the team and playing.”
Ricardo Louis finished 11th in AU history for career receptions.
He played in 50 games for the Tigers with 21 starts. For his AU career the former high school quarterback from Miami Beach Senior High in Florida caught 98 passes for 1,338 yards and eight scores.
He also rushed 68 times 578 yards and two scores.
Louis earned a spot in Auburn history with his spectacular touchdown catch in 2013 that allowed the Tigers to defeat Georgia on the way to winning the SEC Championship and advancing to the national title game. The catch is known as "The Prayer In Jordan-Hare."
“I always think about it," Louis said. When I watch it, I try to replay it in my head, but I can’t. It’s something you see in a dream, it’s a dream for me to be able to say that yeah I made that play. People have to sit there and tell me, hey do you know what that play did? It was really one of the greatest plays in football history. I look at it as that, but it’s a blessing on God. Not many people are able to be part of something that special or be that guy.”
Three Tigers were drafted with Blake Countess rounding out the group going to the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round as the 196th overall pick.