Hightower graduate Bralon Addison declares for NFL Draft
University of Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison, a Hightower High graduate who led the Hurricanes to a second place finish in the UIL Class 5A Football Championships, has declared for the NFL Draft after earning All-Pac 12 honors this season.
“I came here as a kid who wanted nothing more than to play football at a high level,” Addison said in a prepared statement. “In the process, so much more has happened. I think I have become more mature, a better person and a better Christian and most importantly a better man. I just wanted nothing more than to thank everyone that has been a positive influence in my life academically and athletically during my time here at Oregon: my professors, this entire staff, the fans and everyone else involved.
Addison, a redshirt junior who had a year of eligibility remaining, caught 58 passes for 775 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Ducks, who finished 9-4 this season.
The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Missouri City native, who played quarterback in high school, returned to his home state for his final collegiate game.
He caught five passes for 29 yards in the Ducks’ 47-41 triple overtime loss to TCU last Saturday in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. The Ducks led 31-0 at halftime, before UO quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. left the game due to injury.
Addison had originally committed to Texas A&M, but switched to Oregon after the Aggies replaced Mike Sherman with Kevin Sumlin.