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6:29 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Michigan St DT Worthy entering NFL draft


Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy has decided to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

The 310-pound junior, a first team Associated Press All-American this season, announced his decision Thursday.

Worthy says it was the right time to leave following the 33-30 overtime win over Georgia in the Outback Bowl. He also says his father suffered a stroke prior to the start of the 2010 season, something which impacted his decision.