CSU-Pueblo WR forgoes senior year due to uncertainty with upcoming season

Posted at 10:30 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 00:33:13-04

PUEBLO — According to a twitter post, CSU-Pueblo senior wide receiver Dionte Sykes has announced he is forgoing his senior year of eligibility and will begin to train for the NFL draft.

"This past (CSU-Pueblo) pro day, people were expecting me to come out," explained Sykes. "The teams I interviewed with. they thought I was coming out that year, and I was like, 'oh no, I got hurt, I'm staying (which they were surprised by).' Now I got to come out (because) there's no certainty in playing. I am trying to do the best with what I can right now."

Plenty of Division I football players have forgone their senior year to prepare for the NFL draft this year due to COVID-19 and delayed seasons.

After an injury riddled season last year in Pueblo, only playing in 5 games, Thunderwolf head football coach John Wristen encouraged Sykes to chase his NFL dreams.

But in those 5 games, Sykes had 17 catches for 397 yards and led the team in average yards per catch with 23.35 yards.