After back-to-back seasons as an all-ACC first-teamer, Pitt star wide receiver Tyler Boyd announced he will forego his senior season and declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.
The 6-2, 200-pound Clairton, Pa, native led the ACC with 91 receptions and was second with 926 receiving yards in 2015.
In 2014, Boyd became the first player in ACC history to begin his career with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons after catching 78 passes for 1,261 yards.
On Friday, Boyd took to Instagram to pen an emotional letter detailing his departure and said that Pittsburgh will always be in his heart.
"I will be declaring for the 2016 NFL Draft," said Boyd. "But as I step out and begin my professional journey, I will always savor the moments we had."
"As we both know, no matter what, I will always be the kid from Clairton that dreamed of catching that winning touchdown. Thank you for raising me Pittsburgh."
Here is Boyd's letter in its entirety: