PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Three Pitt football players are going pro.
Jon Baldwin, Henry Hynoski and Dion Lewis will declare for the NFL Draft, according to a press release from Pitt’s athletic department.
Baldwin, a standout wide receiver, says he’s ready to take the next step in his career.
“I want to thank God for his blessings on my life, as well as my parents for all of their continued support,” Baldwin said in a statement. “I want to also thank the University of Pittsburgh, Coach Wannstedt, Chris LaSala and the rest of the coaching staff for the opportunities and guidance they have given me in aiding my development as a student, as a player and as a person at the University.”
Hynoski, a junior fullback, says he will complete his degree in business marketing in April.
“After a long discussion with my close family members I feel that the current time is my best opportunity to fulfill my life-long dream of entering the NFL Draft,” he said in a statement.
Lewis, a sophomore, rushed for 2,860 yards in his career at Pitt and ranks No. 4 on the school’s career rushing list.
“I look forward to the challenges facing me as an NFL rookie, and I believe my time here at the University of Pittsburgh under Coach Wannstedt’s tutelage has prepared me extremely well for the demands awaiting me at the next level.”