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Gators TE Reed will enter draft

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 08:20 AM
GAINESVILLE -

Florida tight end Jordan Reed is leaving school early and entering the NFL draft.

Reed announced his decision Friday, joining safety Matt Elam and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd in skipping their senior seasons.

Reed, a junior from New London, Conn., led the team in receiving this season. He had 45 receptions for 559 yards and three touchdowns. He was a first-team All-SEC selection by The Associated Press.

He says "now is the right time to pursue my dream of playing in the NFL."

Floyd and Elam announced their intentions following a loss in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night. Coach Will Muschamp says all three players "are all getting a chance to realize that dream."

CORNELL: Former Cornell captain David Archer, 30, is the Big Red's 27th head coach. Archer takes over for Kent Austin, who resigned in December to take over as coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

GEORGIA: All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones will enter the NFL draft. Jones informed the school Friday that he won't be returning for his senior year.

LSU: Safety Eric Reid, cornerback Tharold Simon, running back Spencer Ware and punter Brad Wing say they are entering the NFL draft.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Starting quarterback Connor Shaw will miss spring practice this year after having surgery on his left foot Friday.

SYRACUSE: Offensive tackle Justin Pugh is forgoing his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

TULANE: The school said it has received a national letter-of-intent from junior college quarterback Nick Montana, the son of Hall-of-Fame NFL quarterback Joe Montana.

The younger Montana threw for 2,652 yards and 22 TDs this past season at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif.

WISCONSIN: Center Travis Frederick says he's entering the NFL draft.

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