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Turning the Page: Toledo WR headed to the draft

Eric Page, Tyler Moeller, Storm Klein AP

(Yes, that was bad.  Just move on and pretend it never happened.)

A mere 44 receptions shy of setting the Div. 1-A’s all-time receiving record, Toledo’s Eric Page will instead add his name into the NFL draft mix.

Ahead of a press conference that was scheduled for Friday morning, the Rockets wide receiver confirmed to the Toledo Free Press that he has decided to forego his senior season and make himself available for the NFL draft.

“It’s always been my dream to play in the NFL and I think right now is a great opportunity for me,” Page told the Free Press. “This would have never been able to happen without my teammates, coaches and my family. …

“I have had the best three years [in my] hometown and I want to thank everyone for the support and believing in me.”

Page finishes his three-year career with 306 receptions.  Ryan Broyles set the 1-A standard earlier this year with 349 during the four years he saw the field at Oklahoma.

The 5-10, 180-pound Page also finished his time at Toledo with 3,446 receiving and 31 total touchdowns — 25 receiving, four on kickoff returns, one on punt returns and one rushing.

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3 Responses to “Turning the Page: Toledo WR headed to the draft”
  1. woebegong says: Jan 12, 2012 10:40 AM

    A little short, but he sounds like to me, he will be a good get for an NFL team.

  2. burntorangehorn says: Jan 12, 2012 11:04 AM

    That really sucked that Ryan Broyles’ record sat at 349 while he missed the last 4.5 games of the year. Anyway, looks like it’ll stand for another few years. It’ll be interesting to see where Page goes, because he’s a pretty rangy guy with good ball skills, despite his lack of ideal size–kind of like Broyles.

  3. steveoz49 says: Jan 12, 2012 12:40 PM

    This is a good ball player and I think that he’ll become a slot type player (wes welker) and maybe return kicks/punts. Page was Toledo’s main weapon and every team knew it and he was still able to change games with his skills. Best of luck to him.

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