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Florida State WR Keon Coleman declares for NFL draft


Florida State wide receiver Keon Coleman announced his plans to enter the 2024 NFL Draft on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-4 junior caught 50 passes for 658 yards and 11 touchdowns in 12 games for the unbeaten Seminoles.

“We gave it everything we had and, unfortunately, did not have the opportunity to prove that we were the best team in college football this year,” Coleman posted on Instagram. “I’m forever grateful for the fans, my coaches and my teammates who are now my lifelong brothers.”

Coleman played his first two seasons at Michigan State before transferring to Tallahassee.

Coleman caught 65 passes for 848 yards and eight touchdowns with the Spartans from 2021-22.

He has opted out of Saturday’s Orange Bowl clash between No. 5 Florida State (13-0) and No. 6 Georgia (12-1).

Also electing not to play in the Orange Bowl are FSU running back Trey Benson, wide receiver Johnny Wilson, tight end Jaheim Bell, defensive end Jared Verse and defensive lineman Fabien Lovett. Quarterback Tate Rodemaker, who replaced injured star Jordan Travis before sustaining a concussion in the Florida game, entered the transfer portal and will also not play against Georgia.

Third-string freshman QB Brock Glenn will get the start.

–Field Level Media

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