Syracuse, NY (Sports Network) - Syracuse offensive tackle Justin Pugh will
forgo his senior season and enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
Pugh, a 2011 and 2012 All-Big East First Team selection, has started every
game he played for the Orange. The Holland, PA native missed four games in
2012 with an injury, but returned to help lead a Syracuse rushing attack that
averaged 187 yards per game on the ground this season, which the Orange ended
with a win over West Virginia in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium
on Dec. 29.
"Coach (Doug) Marrone and Coach (Greg) Adkins have been great throughout my
career, including through this process," Pugh said. "I wanted to be honest
with everyone as I made this decision and they were the same with me. My
Syracuse career was the best four years of my life. My teammates, coaches, the
staff and the fans have been great. I would not change anything about my
decision to attend Syracuse or my career. I am so happy I came to Syracuse
University. I will always be active in the Orange football program and the
Syracuse community. I love the Orange. Go 'Cuse."
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