WSU’s Daiyan Henley declares for 2023 NFL Draft

Daiyan Henley
Credit: WSU Athletics

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State linebacker Daiyan Henley announced his departure from Pullman and the Washington State Cougars on Friday.

In a social media post, Henley announced he will be declaring for the 2023 NFL Draft.

Henley had a phenomenal season with the Cougs in 2022. He was selected to the All-Pac-12 Defensive First Team was also named a finalist for 2022 Butkus Award, given to the best linebacker in college football.

The Los Angeles native was second in the Pac-12 and 20th in the nation in tackles, recording 102 on the season. He also has 12 tackles for loss, the second-most in the Pac-12.

Henley also earned a Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week Award after helping the Cougars beat Colorado State.

“I would like to say thank you to Pullman, a community that accepted a transfer with open arms, and has supported me throughout this season. This town has pushed me each game day,” Henley said in a statement.

Henley will not be playing in the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl on Saturday.

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