Laquon Treadwell, wide receiver for the Ole Miss football team, is torn on making a decision to stay at Ole Miss for his senior year or to declare for the NFL draft. After playing an impressive game in the 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl, and potentially his last career game at Ole Miss, fans and supporters are begging for “Quon More Year”.
Ole Miss left Oxford and traveled to New Orleans to defeat the Oklahoma State Cowboys 48-20. Treadwell made several impressive plays in the Sugar Bowl, perhaps even catching more eyes of potential NFL coaches and owners.
One of his most explosive plays of the game was something unusual for a wide receiver. Quarterback , Chad Kelly, threw the ball to Treadwell and Treadwell threw it 45 yards to Jordan Wilkins to set up the next touchdown. The Ole Miss fans shook the Mercedes Benz Superdome with their cheers of excitement after Treadwell’s throw to Wilkins.
After the Sugar Bowl, Treadwell joined the stage with Sugar Bowl MVP Chad Kelly, and the two held the trophy up for all Rebels to join in on the victory excitement. Kelly lead the “one more year” chant with fans, urging Treadwell to stay with the football team for his senior year.
Before returning to the locker room, Treadwell was asked by a reporter if he had just played his last game for Ole Miss. Here’s what Treadwell had to say:
Treadwell, a native of Crete, Illinois, graduated high school in 2013 and was the No. 1 recruit in the nation at the time, according to ESPN.
Hugh Freeze recruited Treadwell, and well, the rest was history. Literally. Treadwell was the first Ole Miss player named as a Biletnikoff Award finalist, for the nation’s most outstanding receiver; he broke several school records, including a streak of six straight games with a touchdown catch; he was the all-time leader in single-season touchdown receptions for Ole Miss, he had 11 in the 2015 season.
Will Treadwell stay at Ole Miss or declare for the NFL draft? In whatever path he decides to take, he will have the complete support of Rebel Nation. Hotty Toddy, Treadwell!
Emily Newton is a staff reporter for hottytoddy.com and the editor of Experience Oxford magazine. She can be reached at email@example.com.