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Top corner Davis to go pro

Updated: December 22, 2008, 6:53 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Illinois junior cornerback Vontae Davis will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2009 NFL draft.

The two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection could be the first cornerback selected in April's draft. Davis' older brother, Vernon, plays tight end for the San Francisco 49ers.

"It has been a goal of mine for a long time to have the opportunity to play in the NFL," Davis said in a statement. "I thank Coach [Ron] Zook and all my teammates at Illinois who have helped ...

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