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EAST LANSING — After finishing their disappointing season with a 17-16 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl victory over TCU, the Michigan State Spartans received news that running back Le’Veon Bell, defensive end William Gholston and tight end Dion Sims will skip their senior seasons and enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
This is the first time since 1999 that the Spartans have sent multiple underclassmen to the NFL Draft (defensive end Dimitrius Underwood and running back Sedrick Irvin).
Bell, a first-team All-Big Ten selection, led the Big Ten and ranked third in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing at 137.9 yards per game. The junior from Ohio rushed 382 times for 1,793 yards and 12 touchdowns. His 1,793 rushing yards ranked fifth in the NCAA FBS and marked the second-highest single-season total in MSU history.
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio will surely miss his star running back, who was the MSU offense for the majority of the season.
“As a 20-year-old, Le’Veon faced an extremely difficult de...
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Michigan State defensive end William Gholston is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Gholston says in an open letter released by the school that he is excited about the future and promises to represent the school with ''class, dignity, and professionalism.''
Gholston is one of three Michigan State underclassman to announce his intentions to turn pro...
EAST LANSING, Mich. Michigan State defensive end William Gholston, despite reports that he had informed Spartans coach Mark Dantonio he was leaving, had not confirmed his decision to forego his junior season as both MSU tailback LeVeon Bell and tight end Dion Sims had on Thursday.
But recently, via his Twitter account @Will_Gholston2, he tweeted: I love my SPARTANDAWGS and the...
Michigan State defensive lineman William Gholston officially announced his intentions to enter the 2013 NFL Draft on Saturday, via a letter released by the athletic department.
In it, Gholston thanked the Spartans fans for their support, then explained his decision.
Here’s the text of the letter, courtesy of BTN.com:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone...
Michigan State defensive end William Gholston releases the following open letter about his decision to forgo his senior season.
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Michigan State defensive end William Gholston has decided that he will not come back for his senior season in East Lansing, Michigan and enter the NFL draft. NFL Logo
He is the third Michigan State junior to leave for the NFL draft in recent days. He joins running back Le’Veon Bell and tight end Dion...
Friday saw another of Mark Dantonio’s top performers make public his decision to forgo his final year at Michigan State as defensive end William Gholston used Twitter to let Spartan fans know his decision.
The silliest of seasons is about to begin - no we aren't talking about the college football carousel - which arguably was about as crazy as it's ever been. Instead we are talking about the NFL draft process. You and I will probably be checking the bazillions of mock drafts checking on your favorite college teams draft prospects and of course your favorite NFL teams projected...