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Chips WR goes all in for NFL

(As we are at the half of the national championship game, and with Keith Arnold doing an outstanding job with his on-the-scene reporting, we’ll take a brief break from the Colt-less Longhorns getting rolled by the Tide for the following press release from Central Michigan.)

(But first, this is not how a national championship game should go. Or should be won. Sorry, Tide fans.)

(And why would Mack Brown put a freshman quarterback in that position at the end of the half deep in his own territory?)

(Anyway, I digress. Here’s the press release.)

Central Michigan junior receiver Antonio Brown will enter the National Football League Draft.

Brown announced his decision late Thursday.

“I feel like I have matured and developed during my time at CMU,” Brown said. “I want to thank the whole academic staff, my coaches, the whole CMU nation and everyone involved in the football program who believed in me and helped me mature as a person.”

Brown finished his career with 305 receptions for 3,199 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also rushed for four touchdowns and returned three punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns during his career.

Brown is CMU’s all-time leader in receptions and ranks second in Mid-American Conference history. He is third in school history in receiving yards and second in touchdown receptions.

Brown was the MAC Special Teams Player of the Year in both 2008 and 2009. He was named MAC Freshman of the Year in 2007.

Brown caught 102 passes for 1,003 yards and six touchdowns in 2007. In 2008, he caught 93 passes for 998 yards and seven touchdowns. Brown finished 2009 with a school-record 110 receptions for 1,198 yards and nine touchdowns.

Brown was selected the 2010 GMAC Bowl Offensive Most Valuable Player after posting 403 all-purpose yards in the No. 25 Chippewas’ 44-41 double-overtime win over Troy Wednesday night. Brown caught 13 passes for 178 yards, rushed for a touchdown and returned a kickoff 95 yards for a score.