Baylor WR KD Cannon to enter draft after strong Cactus Bowl performance

Cannon dives over defender for spectacular TD catch in Baylor's win (0:46)

KD Cannon jumps over the defender to make the catch while diving into the end zone for the Baylor touchdown that puts the Bears in front 7-0. (0:46)

Baylor wide receiver KD Cannon will enter the NFL draft a day after producing a career-high 14 catches for 226 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears' 31-12 win against Boise State in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl.

Cannon, a junior, earned Cactus Bowl Offensive MVP honors and finished with 87 catches for 1,215 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns on the season. The All-Big 12 receiver announced his decision in a post on his Twitter account.

Cannon is a father of two daughters and said he made the decision to go pro with his family's best interest in mind.

"I plan to make the most out of this life-changing opportunity by providing a better lifestyle for my family and ensuring my two beautiful daughters won't have to experience the same struggles in life as I have," Cannon said.

He leaves Baylor as the No. 3 ranked receiver in school history in both career receiving yards (3,113) and receptions (195) and became just the second player in school history to produce two 1,000-yard seasons as a receiver, joining former teammate Corey Coleman.