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      Oregon State WR Cooks declares for NFL Draft

      CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Oregon State junior wide receiver Brandin Cooks has declared himself eligible for the NFL draft.

      The Biletnikoff award winner as the nation's top receiver, Cooks set Pac-12 records with 128 catches for 1,730 yards for the Beavers this season. His receiving yards were tops in the country.

      His 16 touchdown catches this season are a school record.

      The first-team All-American finishes his Oregon State career with 226 catches for 3,272 yards and 26 total touchdowns (a school-record 24 via catch). He has 3,863 all-purpose yards.

      The Oregon State Beavers went 7-6, capping the season with a 38-23 victory over Boise State in the Hawaii Bowl.

      Copyright 2014 The Associated Press

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