Ball State WR Jumps to NFL

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Ball State receiver Willie Snead is giving up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

The junior made the announcement Tuesday. Last season, Snead had 106 receptions for 1,516 and 15 touchdowns - all single-season school records. He also was a first-team all-Mid-American Conference selection and was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award.

Coach Pete Lembo said the school is working with Snead on a plan to earn his degree.

Snead finished his career ranked on the on the school's career list in receptions (223), yards receiving (2,991) and TD receptions (26) while setting the school record for 100-yard games (13).