Rutgers redshirt sophomore running back Jawan Jamison announced Saturday that he will forego his final two years of eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL draft.
Jamison is the sixth player since 2008 at Rutgers to leave school early and enter the NFL Draft. Jamison joins fellow underclassmen Logan Ryan to leave Rutgers early following this season to enter the professional ranks.
“Jawan has been an exciting player for us during his career,” said Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood in a statement. “He is a running back with tremendous vision, great balance and has the gift to make people miss in the open field. We wish Jawan well as he begins his journey to play in the NFL.”
Jamison was an All-Big East Second Team selection after rushing for a team-best 1,075 yards in 2012. The Starke, Fla., native averaged 4.2 yards per carry and scored four touchdowns on the year. He also caught 28 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns out of the backfield this season.
Jamison was the third RU player since 1976 to rush for 1,000 yards in a season in 2012 and the seventh player at Rutgers to record a 1,000-yard season.
For his career, Jamison rushed for 1,972 yards and 13 touchdowns in 25 games.