Trayvon Mullen the much heralded junior starting cornerback of the Clemson Tigers has announced his decision today via social media of his intentions to enter the NFL Draft in 2019 and for-go his Senior season. Mullen was just named defensive MVP of the National Championship game had been mulling the idea over for weeks from sources inside the program and close to Trayvon.
First, I want to thank the Clemson Family for the experience I’ve gained and the opportunity to play on this team for the past three years. This school and program have helped me become a better person on and off the field. Because of the culture, our fans and for many other reasons, Death Valley will always hold special memories for me.I want to thank Coach Swinney for giving me the opportunity to be a student-athlete and Coach Venables for recruiting me and believing in me since day one. Coach Reed, thank you for the energy and effort you invested as my position coach. I wouldn’t be the player I am today without each of you, and I am deeply grateful.I cannot thank my teammates enough. You boys constantly pushed me to be better in every aspect of life. I will take the relationships I have created with you for the rest of my life. The memories we have are unforgettable and I am thankful to have walked this journey with you. Additionally, I must thank the Clemson University staff and family for providing me with an excellent education and always supporting me. Lastly, without my family, none of this would be possible. I want to thank my mother, father and brothers for encouraging me through the whole process. I still remember throwing a football at five years old and dreaming that one day I would have a chance to reach the highest level. Without you, I wouldn’t be standing where I am today, and I can’t imagine being on this journey without your unfailing love. Thank you for helping me achieve my dreams.With all this being said, it was a tough decision, but I left it in God’s hands. I am ready to move on to the next chapter in life. I have decided to forgo my senior year and declare for the NFL Draft.I want Clemson to know that I will always be a part of the Clemson Family. To the secondary, y’all hold it down! To the coaches and support staff, thank y’all for continuing to guide me and push me to be a better leader. I am excited about pursuing my dreams and entering this next stage of life!GO TIGERS!
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