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Akeem Ayers to enter NFL draft

Updated: January 4, 2011, 1:46 AM ET
By Peter Yoon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers will forego his senior season and enter the NFL draft, the school announced in a statement Monday.

Ayers, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound junior, was a second-team Walter Camp All-American, a Butkus Award finalist and an All Pac-10 selection after finishing with 68 tackles, four sacks, 10 tackles for a loss and two interceptions.

"I will miss playing with my UCLA teammates next year but I feel that the decision to go to the NFL is what is best for my ...

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