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6:29 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Michigan St DT Worthy entering NFL draft

EAST LANSING, MI –

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.