Virginia Tech tailback Deshawn McClease announced on Monday afternoon that he would forego his sixth year of college eligibility and enter the 2020 NFL Draft.
The announcement, which was also coordinated with an announcement from the athletic department, was released at 1pm on Monday.
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McClease finished his Virginia Tech career with 1,833 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. He is coming off the most productive season of his career in which he carried the ball 177 times for 843 yards, averaged 4.8 yards per carry, and scored seven rushing touchdowns.
McClease also caught 28 passes for 231 yards during the course of his career, developed into a good blocking tailback as a senior. On the academic side, he has graduated with two degrees from Virginia Tech.
A strong runner in bowl games, McClease finished his career with 42 carries for 352 yards in bowls, an average of 8.4 yards per carry.