Boston College cornerback Hamp Cheevers declares for 2019 NFL Draft

BC cornerback Hamp Cheevers, left, declared for the NFL Draft on Saturday. (MICHAEL DWYER/AP)

Boston College junior cornerback Hamp Cheevers announced Saturday he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft, according to a team release sent on Sunday.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Cheevers recorded seven interceptions this season, — his first as a starter — and broke up seven passes, tied for second on the team in the latter category. He earned All-ACC first-team honors and played in 92 percent of the Eagles’ defensive snaps this season after playing in just 30 percent in 2017.

The Trenton, Fla., native finished his collegiate career with 56 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, nine interceptions, 11 pass breakups, three forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery in 30 total games.

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