Updated:ORLANDO, Fla. —
University of Central Florida's Blake Bortles will forgo his senior year and enter the NFL draft.
Bortles made the announcement Monday during a news conference at UCF.
The star quarterback led the Knights to their greatest season in program history and capped it with a 52-42 Fiesta Bowl victory over the Baylor Bears.
The Oviedo native threw 25 touchdowns in each of the past two seasons and rushed for 15 more throughout his career.
Numerous draft boards have Bortles rated as the second-best QB in the draft and a late first-round or early second-round pick.
During the news conference, running back Storm Johnson also announced that he'll be entering the NFL draft.
Johnson rushed for 1,139 yards and 14 touchdowns, breaking out for three touchdowns in the Fiesta Bowl.
Numerous draft boards have Johnson as a third-round pick.