LSU's Jeremy Hill opts for NFL draft

LSU's Jeremy Hill opts for NFL draft

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BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 26: Jeremy Hill #33 of the LSU Tigers reacts to a touchdown against the Furman Paladins during a game at Tiger Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU won the game 48-16. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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Posted on January 13, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 13 at 11:04 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU star running back Jeremy Hill has decided to enter this year's NFL Draft.

Hill Tweeted his decision Monday morning to his followers.

"I am a Tiger for life," he said. "I will forever be grateful to my LSU fans, friends, coaches and family. This decision has been very difficult for me."

Hill had a huge season for the Tigers in 2013, rushing for 1,401 yards, 6.9 yards per carry and 16 touchdowns.

His absence could mean even more time for high profile freshman recruit Leonard Fournette of St. Augustine.

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