CU's Nixon to return for senior season after declaring for NFL 2020 draft

Posted at 9:01 PM, Dec 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-21 23:01:33-05

BOULDER — According to a Colorado Buffalo athletics press release, senior wide receiver K.D. Nixon will return for his senior season in Boulder.

Nixon, who earlier this month declared for the NFL draft, announced last week that he will return to Colorado for the 2020 season.

"Our goal is not only to build a championship-winning team and culture but also to prepare our players for life," head coach Mel Tucker said in a prepared statement. "Our entire team is excited that K.D. has decided to continue his education and play for the Buffaloes his senior year. We look forward to him being a difference maker on and off of the field."

The Texas native has started 20 games for CU and has 89 career receptions for 1,118 yards and seven touchdowns.

The Buffs are already losing to wide out Laviska Shenault, as the junior decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and declare for the NFL draft as a
projected first-round pick.