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Colorado State WR Rashard Higgins announces he will enter NFL draft

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Colorado State junior receiver Rashard Higgins is entering the NFL draft.

The explosive wideout who goes by the nickname "Hollywood" announced his decision on Twitter late Wednesday night. He addressed his letter to "Ram Nation" and said there is "no place like home and y'all will forever have my heart."

Higgins leaves as the school's all-time leader in receptions, yards and touchdowns.

Rams coach Mike Bobo wished him well on the CSU football Twitter page: "Rashard will always be a Ram, and I have no doubt he will be successful as he joins his fellow former Rams proudly representing Colorado State in the NFL."

During his sophomore season in 2014, Higgins was an All-American with 96 receptions for 1,750 yards and 17 touchdowns. He had 66 catches for 933 yards and eight TDs this season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.