Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond declares for 2021 NFL Draft

Will Leverett

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Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. Mond announced the news on his personal Twitter account. 

"Thank you to the Texas A&M students and alumni as you have been by my side to support and challenge me every step of the way," Mond wrote in a statement. "There is nothing like the Aggie Nation and the support of the 12th Man. I am forever grateful for the relationships that I have built, and I am proud to say that I am an Aggie for life!" 

Mond leaves Texas A&M as one of the most productive quarterbacks in program history. He leaves College Station as Texas A&M's all-time leader in total offense, passing yards, passing touchdowns, completions and attempts. 

The San Antonio native compiled a 30-14 record in four seasons as a starting quarterback. He helped bridge the end of the Kevin Sumlin era and lead the Aggies to new heights under Jimbo Fisher. The Aggies also won three straight bowl games. 

As a senior, Mond completed 63.3 percent of his passes for 2,282 yards, 7.7 yards per attempt, 19 touchdowns and just three interceptions. Texas A&M went 9-1, the best winning percentage in College Station since R.C. Slocum's 10-0-1 season in 1994, and won a New Year's Six/BCS bowl for the first time ever. 

Mond also drew attention for being outspoken on social issues in 2020. The senior led the call for removal of the Sul Ross State at Texas A&M because of Ross' deep ties to the Confederacy. Several Aggie football players came to his aid, including Johnny Manziel, Jace Sternberger and Ryan Tannehill. 

Texas A&M has not produced a drafted quarterback since Johnny Manziel in 2014. Between 2006 and 2014, the Aggies produced four drafted quarterbacks. 

With Mond off to the NFL, former Longview state champion Haynes King is expected to become the favorite to win the starting job. He will compete with Zach Calzada and incoming freshman Eli Stowers from Denton Guyer. 

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