UW’s Taylor Rapp: “I definitely had to step up as a leader.”
Washington safety Taylor Rapp announced Wednesday that he will forgo his senior season of eligibility to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
Rapp reportedly suffered a hip injury in the Pac-12 championship game and didn’t play in the 28-23 loss to Ohio State in Tuesday’s Rose Bowl. Rapp was named a first-team All-Pac-12 selection and a second-team AP All-American this season.
“Ever since I was a child, I dreamed of playing in the National Football League,” Rapp wrote in his announcement on Twitter. “Now, with this incredible opportunity in front of me, I feel it is in my best interest to seize it.”
Rapp played in 40 games during his UW career, recording 171 tackles, 7.0 sacks and seven interceptions.