STANFORD, Calif. – Senior quarterback Davis Mills announced on Thursday that he will enter the 2021 NFL Draft.
Statement from Mills:
"My time at Stanford has been incredible from the moment I stepped on to campus for the first time. In the past four years, I have learned valuable information in the classroom, but more importantly, I've grown into the man I am today.
It is hard to put into words the appreciation I have for my family. Through the peaks and valleys, they continue to encourage and push me everyday to be the best I can be. I was raised with a competitive, no-excuse mindset that I've carried with me on and off the field.
To everyone who has impacted my time at Stanford - Coach Shaw, Coach Pritchard, the rest of the coaching staff, strength staff, trainers, and everyone involved within the program - thank you for your belief and investment in me, and for helping to prepare me for the ultimate goal.
Most importantly, I want to thank my teammates who I've made lifelong friendships with. There is not a better locker room in the country. I wouldn't trade these four years for anything.
I am proud to announce that I will be graduating with my degree in March and entering my name in the 2021 NFL Draft. Go Card!"
In 13 games (11 starts) over the last two seasons, Mills completed 287-of-436 (65.8%) of passes for 3,468 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was named honorable mention All-Pac-12 in 2019 after finishing with 1,508 passing yards and 10 total touchdowns. His 301.6 yards per game were the second most in the Pac-12.
Mills had many memorable performances in the last two seasons, including a school-record 504 passing yards at Washington State in 2019. He also led a dramatic, come-from-behind, two-overtime win at UCLA in his finale. After falling behind 34-20 with 5:39 to play, Mills went 15-of-22 for 169 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cardinal to the win.
Behind Mills, the Cardinal was much improved on both third down (48% in 2020 vs. 39% in 2019) and red-zone offense (78% TDs in 2020 vs. 47% TDs in 2019) in 2020.
A Cardinal captain in 2020, Mills will graduate with his degree in Science, Technology and Society in March.