Jan. 9, 2009

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri All-American Jeremy Maclin has decided to turn pro after two record-breaking seasons with the Tigers.

The wide receiver and return specialist announced his widely expected decision Friday. The two-time All-American led the nation in all-purpose yardage as a sophomore. His 2,833 all-purpose yards were the fifth-most in NCAA history.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Maclin scored 17 touchdowns and caught 102 passes for Missouri this season, helping elevate the Tigers to national prominence and consecutive appearances in the Big 12 Conference championship.