Washington defensive back Brendan Radley-Hiles declares for 2022 NFL Draft
After just one year with the program, Brendan “Bookie” Radley-Hiles is making the jump to the NFL.
The fourth-year junior defensive back announced on Tuesday he is officially declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft. He’ll forego his senior season.
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— B. Radley (@Bookie_44) January 4, 2022
Radley-Hiles, a former 4-star prospect and top-50 recruit out of IMG Academy, spent the first three years of his career at Oklahoma.
“Being able to represent the University of Oklahoma and obtain a bachelor’s degree in three years was an experience of a lifetime,” he wrote. “I’d like to thank coach Lincoln Riley for giving me an opportunity to compete for the Sooners, and for the transparent relationship we built.”
The 5-foot-9 defensive back made an immediate impact for the Huskies after transferring in at the start of the spring quarter, and quickly endeared himself to Washington fans. He played in 11 of the Huskies’ 12 games and earned nine starts. He ranked fourth on the team with 46 tackles. His five tackles for loss ranked third.
Radley-Hiles also had four pass breakups, a pair of sacks, and an interception.
“Wearing the previously retired number 44 at the University of Washington and being truly embraced by the city of Seattle is something I’ll cherish for the rest of my life,” he wrote. “I’d like to thank coach Jimmy Lake for taking a chance on me, and showing me what a DBU pedigree truly is. … Playing for the No. 1 passing defense in the country and being able to represent the Dawgs and Death Row was an honor, and privilege. Forever appreciative of Husky Nation.”