Latimer declares for the 2014 NFL Draft

By Andy Wittry
Published Jan 5, 2014 11:53 pm

IU junior wide receiver Cody Latimer announced on his Twitter and Instagram accounts Sunday night that he will forego his senior year and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

"I just want to take the time to finally get it out there that I am officially entering the 2014 NFL Draft," he said in his post. "I want to thank Indiana University, it's alumni and fans for giving me the opportunity to be able to join this great university and be apart of a great family. A special thanks goes to my football family starting from the coaches to my teammates. it's been a great 3 years in the making so many ups and downs but we continued to fight every game until the end. In closing I want to say thank you and I will always bleed that cream and crimson!!! IUFB"

The junior led the Hoosiers in receptions and receiving yards in 2013 after catching 72 passes for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns. Latimer was a second team All-Big Ten selection by the conference media in each of the past two seasons and he was an honorable mention selection by the coaches in the conference. The Dayton, Ohio native was named the IU Anthony Thompson MVP on Dec. 14.

Latimer and senior wide receiver Kofi Hughes, who is also training for the draft, have been working with Fit Speed Athletic Performance in Weston, Fla. since Dec. 29. According to its website, Fit Speed was started by Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall and Matt Gates. Latimer and Hughes have also been training with former NFL wide receiver Chad Ochocinco in Florida.

The 2014 NFL Draft will begin on May 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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