UNC wideout Nicks to enter draft

Updated: January 5, 2009, 4:25 PM ET
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com

North Carolina receiver Hakeem Nicks has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

Nicks' decision, announced by the university Monday, comes as little surprise; he wowed NFL scouts with a record-setting season that was highlighted by his behind-the-back, highlight-reel catch in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

In his final performance, Nicks caught eight passes for a UNC bowl-record 217 yards and three touchdowns in the 31-30 loss to West Virginia.

"He was ...

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