A day after losing to Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, Gopher redshirt sophomore tight end Maxx Williams decided his fate and declared for the NFL. The All-American tight end will forgo his two years of eligibility left at Minnesota and play on Sundays now.
It was speculated of Williams making the jump to the NFL for weeks, so it was no shocker of his decision. He played in 12 games this season and led the Gophers in receptions with 36, receiving yards of 569 and touchdowns with 8. The 6-6, 250-pound freak athlete of a tight end was named a Mackey Award Finalist and a First Team Capital One Academic All-American. He also won the Kwalick-Clark Big Ten Tight End of the Year just as a sophomore and also voted All-Big Ten First Team by the coaches and the media.
He ends his Gopher career with 61 receptions for 986 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Williams also reminded Gopher fans yesterday of what he brought to this team and what will be missed next year all in one play