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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP)

Safety Major Wright is the latest Florida player to leave school early and enter the NFL draft.

Wright made his announcement Tuesday, becoming the fifth junior to leave the Gators in the last two weeks. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap, cornerback Joe Haden, tight end Aaron Hernandez and center Maurkice Pouncey already declared their intentions to turn pro.

Wright finished his career with 165 tackles, 10 passes defended, eight interceptions, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 41 games. He had 32 tackles and three interceptions last season.

The 6-foot, 204-pounder from Miramar is considered a middle- to late-round pick in April's NFL draft. Fellow safety Ahmad Black could follow Wright and his teammates to the NFL.
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