Arguably the University of Arizona's football team‘s best player, Stanley Berryhill III has declared that he will be entering the 2022 NFL draft. Berryhill was a walk-on for the Wildcats after he didn’t receive scholarship offers he wanted to take out of high school. However, he did earn a scholarship after proving himself.
Berryhill took to Twitter to show his appreciation to his teammates and staff. The tweet stated, “After spending the last 4½ years at the University of Arizona, playing in my hometown, surrounded by my family, friends and true fans, I can only say thank you. The University of Arizona and the great city of Tucson (have) supported me since the first day I stepped on the field. Thank you Coach Rich Rodriguez for believing in me and my talents as an athlete and giving me an opportunity to play at an amazing university. Thank you Coach Sumlin for rewarding me a scholarship. Without you, I would not be where I am today ...
"The bonds that I have built during my time here will never be broken. Coach Fisch and Coach (Kevin) Cummings have given me the knowledge and the confidence I needed to be more than a college football player. You two have given me the missing pieces I needed to take this next step in my football career. You trusted me as a captain and a key contributor to the team. For that I am eternally grateful.
"To my brothers on this team, I wish you good luck and much success. Walking onto the field with you each week was an honor and a blessing. ... Through ups and downs we fought together and kept our heads high with Wildcat pride. I thank you all for standing with me.
"Today I say goodbye to being an active Wildcat on the football field, but a Wildcat, I will be forever. ... Tucson, Arizona, will always be home.”
In Berryhill’s fifth year he led the Wildcats with 865 yards from scrimmage and became the sixth Arizona Wildcat to ever have 80 or more catches in a season. Berryhill was ranked second in the Pac-12 with his stellar performance this season.
Up next for Berryhill will be the East-West Shrine Bowl if he decides to play. This will take place on Feb. 3 in Las Vegas.
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