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IOWA CITY — Tight end Sam LaPorta won’t be pursuing his NFL dreams quite yet. Iowa’s top receiver said Wednesday he will be back in 2022.
“I am blessed to say I am living my dream of being a college football player every day, and there is nowhere else I’d rather be than the University of Iowa,” LaPorta said in a graphic on the team’s social media channels.
The junior from Highland, Ill., had 53 receptions for 670 yards and three touchdowns in 2021, all of which were team-highs.
Bleacher Report’s Jan. 7 rankings of the top 2022 NFL Draft prospects had LaPorta as the 99th-best prospect and the sixth-best tight end.
“I hope to one day pursue another dream of playing in the NFL, but until then, I will return for the 2022 season,” LaPorta said in the team-released graphic.
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