Cephus departs Wisconsin after making 93 receptions for 1,496 yards and 13 touchdowns in three seasons with the Badgers.

"I'm excited to put my name in for the draft and to have a chance to play at the highest level," Cephus said. "I want to thank Coach (Paul) Chryst and Coach (Ted) Gilmore for everything they've done for me and for always having my back. They've helped me grow as a football player and as a man. The same for my teammates. Their support has meant everything. They're brothers to me, and to be able to play this season with them and for them has been a blessing."

"Q has meant a lot to this team," UW head coach Paul Chryst said. "He is incredibly selfless and truly cares about all of his teammates. He has an infectious personality. He loves playing the game of football and you can see that joy when he is on the field. I am excited for his future and wish him all the best as he takes this step."

Returning to the field after not playing in 2018, Cephus made 59 catches for 901 yards and seven touchdowns this season, setting career highs and leading the Badgers in all three categories.

He recorded strong performances down the stretch of the season, pulling in five catches for 114 yards and a touchdown at Minnesota to help UW clinch the Big Ten West Division title and then making seven grabs for 122 yards vs. Ohio State in the Big Ten Football Championship Game. He made another seven receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown vs. Oregon in the Rose Bowl.

As a sophomore in 2017, Cephus caught 30 passes for 501 yards and six touchdowns before suffering a season-ending leg injury that forced him to miss the Badgers' final five games. The Macon, Georgia, native appeared in all 14 games as a freshman in 2016, making four catches for 94 yards.

Cephus looks to become the first Wisconsin receiver drafted since Jared Abbrederis was selected by Green Bay in the 2014 NFL Draft.

(Courtesy UWBadgers.com)

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