Stanford All-American left tackle Andrus Peat has declared for the 2015 NFL Draft, the school announced Tuesday.
“It’s been a long and hard decision, but I have decided to forgo my senior season of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft,” Peat said. “I would like to thank all of my Stanford teammates, coaches and the faculty for helping me grow and enjoy an amazing experience at Stanford University. I’m excited and ready to take the next big step of my life.”
Peat earned six All-American honors in 2014 and was chosen as the Morris Trophy recipient which is the Pac-12's top offensive lineman.
The junior psychology major stated his final 27 games for the Cardinal and was the only returning starter entering last season. Peat allowed only 23 sacks this season.
Peat, a native of Chandler, Ariz., was tabbed the nation’s top recruit by The Sporting News as a senior at Corona del Sol High School. The expectations have not left up since coming to Stanford as he is projected as a first-round pick in this year's NFL Draft.
Peat’s father, Todd, played six seasons in the NFL with the St. Louis and Phoenix Cardinals (1987-89) and the Los Angeles Raiders (1990, 1992-93).
Stanford Athletics contributed to this report