Ohio State football: Michael Jordan says he'll enter NFL draft

Bill Rabinowitz
Michael Jordan (73) blocks during a game against Rutgers this season. [Adam Cairns]

Ohio State center Michael Jordan announced on Twitter on Friday that he is forgoing his senior season season to enter the NFL draft.

"It was not an easy decision, but the right one for sure. Thank you everyone for your support!" Jordan posted.

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At 6 feet 7, Jordan is better-suited to playing guard. He played center for the Buckeyes this season after fifth-year senior Brady Taylor, the projected center, had a knee injury and younger players weren't deemed ready.

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Jordan did well enough to be named second-team All-Big Ten, a second-team Walter Camp All-American and a third-team All-American by The Associated Press.

"I can't say enough what he did this year to step into that role, somebody his size, and how well he did," Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. "You can't say enough about his unselfishness."



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