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Georgia's Floyd heading to NFL

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(Associated Press)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd has decided to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. This comes following a junior season that saw the 6’4”, 231-pounder finish second on the Bulldogs in tackles with 74 and led the team with 4.5 sacks. The Butkus Award finalist also shared the team lead with 10.5 tackles for loss and had one fumble recovery that he took 96 yards for a touchdown at Tennessee.

“Leonard will be missed not just by the Dawg Nation, but by me, his teammates and the rest of the ‘Wolfpack’,” said Bulldog assistant coach Kevin Sherrer, who helped coach Floyd over the last two years.  “We grew close over the past couple of years.  I know he will be very successful in his football career.”

For his career, Floyd tallied 184 tackles, including 17 sacks (No. 11 in UGA history) and 28.5 tackles for loss (No. 9 in UGA history), five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.