Clemson DE Dodd heading to NFL, RB Gallman staying in school
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Clemson defensive end Kevin Dodd is entering the NFL draft, skipping his senior year.
Dodd announced his decision on Wednesday, releasing a statement through his agency, Element Sports Group. Dodd says he is ''physically and mentally ready for the next challenge.''
The 6-foot-5, 280-pound fourth-year junior got his first chance to start this season. Dodd made the most of it, finishing with 23.5 tackles for loss this season to rank second in the FBS behind Lawson.
Dodd had 12 sacks this year, also second on team to fellow Clemson lineman Shaq Lawson, who is also entering the draft.
Clemson running back Wayne Gallman said on Twitter he will return for his junior season. Gallman set Clemson's single-season rushing mark with 1,537 yards and led the Tigers with 13 rushing touchdowns.