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Phil Hoskins is off to the NFL

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Hoskins has decided not to play a seventh season in Lexington.

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats have had an outstanding offseason with players announcing that they are returning, transfers coming in, and other commitments.

However, it is now official that they will be losing veteran defensive lineman Phil Hoskins who was considering coming back for a seventh season in Lexington.

“It took me awhile. I wanted to be sure I was making the best decision for my family and myself! With that being said, I am declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft,” Hoskins wrote on Twitter. “I want to thank everyone who has helped me in my journey. All praise be to God!”

Back in December, Hoskins expressed interest in setting the record for most years of eligibility ever for a college football player, but he ultimately decided it was time to go pro and make a living for himself and his family.

During his time in Lexington, Hoskins recorded 53 tackles (7.5 for loss), four sacks, seven QB hits, one interception, one forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. As a senior, he finished with 30 tackles (four for loss), five QB hits, and this memorable interception vs. Georgia.

Phil Hoskins Interception

Interception - Phil Hoskins He batted the pass, and caught it himself for his first interception of his career.

Posted by Kentucky Football on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Let’s all wish Hoskins nothing but the best, and hopefully we will see him suiting up on Sundays in the near future.