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Rutgers loses leading rusher Jawan Jamison to NFL

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In somewhat of a surprise move, Rutgers has lost the most productive piece of its offensive puzzle to the professional ranks.

Running back Jawan Jamison announced via a press release issued through the school that he has elected to forego his remaining eligibility and enter the 2013 draft.  The surprising part for some will be the fact that Jamison left two years of eligibility on the table.

“Jawan has been an exciting player for us during his career,” said RU head coach Kyle Flood. “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.”

After redshirting his true freshman season in 2010, Jamison led the Scarlet Knights in rushing the past two seasons.  He rushed for 1,075 yards in 2012 and was named second-team All-Big East following what turned out to be his final collegiate season.

Rutgers notes in its release that Jamison becomes the sixth Scarlet Knight to leave early for the NFL since 2008, joining teammate Logan Ryan from this year’s team.  Included in that group is Ray Rice, who left RU early and is now an All-Pro running back for the Baltimore Ravens.

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3 Responses to “Rutgers loses leading rusher Jawan Jamison to NFL”
  1. ningenito78 says: Jan 5, 2013 4:11 PM

    Best of luck Jawan! Not sure this is the best idea but RU fans will be rooting for you.

  2. kegmen7 says: Jan 5, 2013 9:35 PM

    We’ll get to see if Huggins can live up to the hype…wont matter though if we dont get a QB to challenge Nova and/or WR’s who can catch.

  3. quickchekguy says: Jan 6, 2013 1:38 AM

    He’s a damn fool for this. (Of course I’m saying this not knowing at all his family/personal situation) He’s a VERY talented RB, but he has yet to put together a full, healthy season, which is something I’m sure will be a concern to NFL teams. He could also use another year in college to work on his pass-catching and pass-blocking. Of course I wish him the best, but I think another year to develop and round-out his game would have been advisable.

    As a Rutgers fan, it’s certainly disappointing to lose our biggest offensive weapon for next year when we will be losing most of our top-5 defensive unit, but we will finally get to see what one of our top recruits ever, Savon Huggins, can do being the feature back.

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