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Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood announced today he will forgo his final season of athletic eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Wood leaves Notre Dame as the seventh-leading rusher in school history, having gained 2,447 yards on 450 career carries. No running back in Notre Dame history with as many career rushes as Wood has a better yards-per-rush average as his 5.4 yards-per-carry average.
His departure, along with the graduation of Theo Riddick, means the bulk of the carries will likely go to George Atkinson III or that stud freshman tailback, the #2 recruit at his position coming in. With no stud running back prospects in this class, and no sure fire first rounders at the position, it’s anyone’s guess where he ends up. Maybe rounds 2-4?
Wood became the 16th Notre Dame running back to eclipse 2,000 career rushing yards and his 52 career receptions are tied for eighth all-time among Notre Dame running backs. He started 18 of 37 career games played for the Irish and score...
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Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood will enter the NFL draft.
Wood ran for 742 yards and four touchdowns this season, averaging 6.5 yards per carry. He is ranked 16th among running back draft prospects by ESPN Scouts Inc.
"Having to make a decision like whether to stay in school or leave to pursue a lifelong dream of playing in the NFL is never simple," Wood said...
At media day prior to the BCS Championship game, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly denied interest in the NFL. Kelly interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles shortly after his Fighting Irish were dismantled by Alabama.
He then left the country.
Did Kelly really have interest in the NFL? If so why did he only interview with the Eagles? Was Kelly simply trying to increase his paycheck...
Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood announced Monday he is
entering the NFL Draft, deciding against returning for a final year
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Quarterback Malik Zaire and offensive lineman Steve Elmer were among five football players who graduated high school early to start classes at Notre Dame.
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After some soul searching in the Bahamas, Brian Kelly has decided to remain as the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame.
“This week, I had an incredible opportunity to speak with one of the premier organizations in sports about becoming their head coach…” Kelly said in a statement. “However after much reflection and conversation with those closest to me, I...
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