Osweiler’s statement on leaving ASU

Jan 6, 2012, 9:04 PM | Updated: 9:22 pm

Here is Brock Osweiler’s statement regarding his
decision to forego his senior season at Arizona State and
enter the NFL Draft

Winter Break was an important time for me and after much
deliberation, I came to an important decision. In a lot of
ways it was similar to my last year in high school. In
high school, I was heavily recruited and visited a few of
the top programs in the country. Of all of the recruitment
trips, it was ASU that struck a lasting cord. Every person
I encountered was so kind and it made my decision at the
time more difficult to make. As a young man, I had some
serious decisions to make, not even 18 years old and I had
to make a choice that would ultimately impact my life

As many of you know, before I chose to live in Arizona, I
had a commitment to Gonzaga University to play basketball.
For a over a year I was certain that this was my path, it
wasn’t until May 16th of 2008 that I was certain I had to
be ASU’s quarterback. My coach at the time, McCarvel stood
by my decision and I graduated a semester early from my
class. By January 2009 I was officially a Sun Devil.

ASU has taken excellent care of me and the city of Tempe
has changed my life for the better. Not a single day has
gone by where I have had to second guess or question my
decision to enroll at ASU. I knew that in my heart this
was part of my destiny. While I bleed and sweat Maroon and
Gold I have now made the second-most difficult decision in
my life. I have decided to declare myself eligible for the
NFL draft. It was an exceptionally difficult decision to
make, but having spoken to my family and close friends it
became clear to me that this is the next path I must take
to advance my personal and professional career.

I wish I could truly thank everyone that has helped me
through my years at ASU, but there isn’t a proper way to
match what everyone has done for me. I have been touched
by the most amazing people and have made relationships I
know will last my entire life. When I arrived in Arizona I
was spellbound and culture shocked by Kush stadium.
Seventy-two-thousand people could fit in the stadium which
is 40,000 more people then the entirety of my hometown of
Kalispell, Montana.

ASU has been my home for the last three years. I will
never forget how many people have gone out of their way to
make ASU home for me. I would like to thank the fans that
have supported me through out all of the trials and
tribulations. Sincerely, there is nothing like walking
onto Kush Field before kick off and having the crowd
erupt. There are so many things that I will miss about
ASU, but I know that I will be a Sun Devil until I die. I
have a pitchfork tattoo on my ribs to symbolize the BEST
three years of my life. Thank you again for all of the
support and positive wishes throughout this process.

Go Devils!

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