Ole Miss Superstar QB Matt Corral Bids Farewell, Sets Eyes on NFL

Published 11/20/2021, 12:44 PM EST


On Friday night, Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral dispelled any remaining doubts about his football future. Before the No. 12 Rebels’ final home game of the season against Vanderbilt, the standout junior sent a farewell note.

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Corral noted in the statement that “the love on this team was and is unmatched,” while also stating that this season will be his final as a college athlete when he declares for the 2022 NFL Draft.

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Matt Corral has had a blistering season so far for Ole Miss

Lane Kiffin, a second-year coach at Ole Miss, helped Corral go from a shaky redshirt freshman in 2019 to one of the SEC’s top quarterbacks in 2020. Thanks to Kiffin’s guidance, Corral took another big stride forward this season. He had been plagued with interception concerns since 2020 but it doesn’t affect him anymore thanks to Lane.

Despite playing through an injury for much of the second half of the season, he has 523 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on the ground. Overall, in 10 games this season, the quarterback has thrown 17 touchdowns and only two interceptions. The rookie also completed 66.6 percent of his passes. Thanks to his blistering performances for Ole Miss, the team is currently at an enviable position with 9 wins.

Ole Miss Quarterback pens an emotional farewell letter to fans; aims to move to an NFL side

After playing his last match for Ole Miss, the quarterback took to Twitter to share an emotional farewell message to his fans. “I have a lot of appreciation for Rebel Nation. The love and support I have received from my fans, faculty, administration and staff here over the past four years has been remarkable and Oxford has always been my second home,” Corral wrote.

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“I really understood when I was told what this team meant to me. The other leaders and I formed a bond with this team that came together during difficult times. When no one applauded for us, we held on to it. There was love on this team and it was something I will never forget”

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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