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Camryn Bynum To Declare For NFL Draft

Sep 6, 2020
Camryn Bynum announced his intention to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft on Sunday.

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BERKELEY – Cornerback Camryn Bynum announced Sunday that he intends to forego his fifth-year redshirt senior season at Cal and enter the 2021 NFL Draft. Bynum had planned to play for the Golden Bears in 2020 before the team's campaign was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 22-year-old is on track to graduate from Cal in December of 2020 with a bachelor's degree in American studies. He is the first Cal player to declare for the NFL Draft with collegiate eligibility remaining since Chad Hansen in 2017.

"Before anything, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing me with this opportunity," Bynum said to lead his full announcement. "I am foregoing my senior season and declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft. I am sad to be leaving my Cal family but this is the most reasonable decision for my future so I'm excited to embrace this opportunity to get what I have always worked for."

"It has been a pleasure to coach and get to know Cam these last three seasons," head coach Justin Wilcox said. "Cam is an excellent football player who has a relentless work ethic and is constantly improving his craft. Even more importantly, he is a tremendous person and a great representative of our university. He treats everyone he is around with respect and dignity, and he was very well-liked and respected by everyone involved in our program. I wish him all the best as he pursues his professional football career. Cam will always be a Golden Bear and more than welcome to come back and visit us anytime down the road."

Below are notes on Bynum with an extended bio available by clicking on his name.
Camryn Bynum, CB, 6-0, 200, Corona, CA (Centennial HS)
– Racked up the honors prior to his anticipated 2020 season highlighted by being selected to the Bednarik Award Watch List honoring the nation's top defensive player and Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Watch List recognizing the country's top defensive back, while he was also a first-team (BANG/Jon Wilner, Lindy's) and second-team (Athlon, Phil Steele, Pick Six Previews) All-Pac-12 choice, a SportsPac12 All-California Region pick and a member of the Reese's Senior Bowl Top 250
– Started each of Cal's 38 games at cornerback from 2017-19 to equal Luc Bequette and Jake Curhan for the most starts on the team during that period after redshirting as a 2016 true freshman
– Posted career totals of 169 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss (-13 yards), 0.5 sacks (-5 yards), five interceptions, 27 pass breakups and 32 passes defended, with his 27 career pass breakups ranking fifth in school history
– Earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors from the league's coaches as a 2019 junior when he was one of seven Cal players including five on the defensive side of the ball to start all 13 games and was third on the team with a career-high 63 tackles, while also picking up a career-high 3.0 tackles for loss, one interception, and team highs of nine pass breakups and 10 passes defended
– Served as one of three team season captains voted on by his teammates along with Jake Curhan and Evan Weaver as a junior
– Led Cal in both pass breakups and passes defended each of his last three campaigns from 2017-19
– Had a career-high 10 pass breakups and 12 passes defended as a 2018 sophomore when he was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection of the league's coaches, while his two interceptions equaled the two he had as a 2017 redshirt freshman when he contributed 58 tackles to rank first on the team for all players other than linebackers and earned Cal's Bob Simmons Award as the squad's Most Valuable Freshman


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I am so grateful to God for everything. I love you all! Thank you for the best years of my life ????

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