Boston College cornerback Hamp Cheevers is heading to the NFL. The junior will pass on his senior season with the Eagles and make himself eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft instead, Boston College announced. Cheevers released a statement on his Twitter account Saturday night to share the news himself as well.
“Boston College is a special institution and I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to represent this university on and off the field,” Cheevers said in his released statement. “With that being said, I have decided to forgo my senior season and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft. I look forward to the challenges ahead.”
Cheevers is coming off a highly regarded season in Chestnut Hill with All-American honors by six different organizations. Cheevers also earned First-Team All-ACC honors this season after a season with seven interceptions and allowing just 35 completions on 74 passes to the receiver he was covering at the time.