Jan 1, 2014 7:19 PM by Bill Halter, AP
South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney says he will enter for the NFL draft.
Likely the top overall talent in the draft class, Clowney finished his college career Wednesday in the Gamecocks' 34-24 victory over Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl.
"Before we even put the pads on, I thought we've only got 60 minutes and it's over with," he said. "I'm going to be sad about it. ... I'm excited to move forward with my life, though."
The junior had five tackle against the Badgers.
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has announced that he will forgo his senior season with the No. 18 Cardinals and enter the NFL draft.
Projected as a first-round selection and possibly the first QB taken this spring, Bridgewater passed for 3,970 yards and a school-record 31 touchdowns this season, including a career-best 447 yards with three TDs in Saturday's 36-9 rout of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Bridgewater said in a release that the decision "was extremely difficult," but said that attending Louisville "was one of the best decisions I could have ever made."
The Cardinals won 27 games with Bridgewater starting, including 12 this season to tie a school record. The highlight was last year's 33-23 Sugar Bowl upset of Florida in which the Miami native earned MVP honors.
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