Spencer Ware leaving LSU, declares for 2013 NFL Draft

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The LSU Tigers running back will skip his senior year after a decline in his carries and production as a junior, instead electing to enter the draft.

LSU Tigers junior running back Spencer Ware intends to enter the NFL Draft and pass up his senior year of eligibility, making him one of five Tigers to announce their draft plans Friday.

New Orleans Times-Picayune reporter Randy Rosetta tweeted the news around 3 p.m. ET on Friday. Ware had been a sophomore standout for LSU in 2011, earning a nod to the Second-Team All-SEC squad and leading the Tigers with 177 carries and nine touchdowns. His 707 rushing yards were second on the team that year.

However, Ware lost a lot of usage in 2012, finishing the season with only 367 yards and a single touchdown on 94 carries in 12 games and just four starts. Ware did haul in 18 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown on the season.

The native of Cincinnati, Ohio wasn't the only Tiger to make the move to the NFL on Friday. Linebacker Kevin Minter, safety Eric Reid, cornerback Tharold Simon and punter Brad Wing all elected to forgo their senior year and enter the NFL Draft.


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