Clemson’s Green declares for NFL Draft

Clemson safety T.J. Green (15) has declared for the NFL Draft.
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Shortly after Clemson junior defensive end Kevin Dodd declared for the NFL Draft, his teammate, junior safety T.J. Green, announced he will forgo his senior season and become draft eligible.

“After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to forgo my last year of eligibility at Clemson and enter the 2016 NFL Draft,” Green said in an Instagram post on Wednesday. “My dream has always been to play in the NFL, and I feel like Clemson has prepared me for that opportunity. I am ready to take the next step in pursuing that dream.”

After careful thought & consideration, I have decided to forego my last year of eligibility at Clemson and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. My dream has always been to play in the NFL, and I feel like Clemson has prepared me for that opportunity. I am ready to take the next step in pursuing that dream. I am so thankful to all the coaches and support staff at Clemson for giving me the amazing opportunity to be a Tiger. Playing for Coach Swinney, Coach Reed, and Coach Venables has been an amazing experience and a huge blessing. I must also thank my teammates, my brothers, for this amazing journey and experience. Without them, I wouldn’t be in this position. Death Valley is an amazing environment, and Clemson fans are the best in the country. It was a huge honor to play for the Tigers, and I will cherish those memories forever. #ALLINFOREVER

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Green, who stands 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, was the Tigers second-leading tackler this year with 95 stops. 

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