Stanford redshirt junior cornerback Terrence Brown became the third member of this year's football team to forego his final year of eligibility and pursue a potential NFL career.
Brown, fifth on the team with 65 tackles, including three for a loss, announced his decision Tuesday with a statement through the Sports Information Department:
"I have decided to forgo my final season at Stanford and make myself eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft. I would like to thank the entire Stanford Football program, especially Coach Shaw and Coach Mason, for helping to put me in this position.
"My admission to Stanford University in 2009 was a life-changing event for me, and all of the faculty, students and staff I have met since have truly blessed and enriched me. I will forever and always be a Cardinal. The past four years have been a great experience for me at Stanford, and I feel well prepared to move on to the next level.
"I am on track to graduate from Stanford University in June with my degree in Science, Technology & Society and feel excited to move on to the next chapter of my life. I would like to thank my family for supporting me throughout my college career, and to thank God for blessing me with my talent and opportunity."
Brown, who made one interception, joined tight ends Zach Ertz and Levine Toilolo to declare for the draft.