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Rutgers redshirt sophomore RB Jamison leaves school for the NFL

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Rutgers Scarlet Knights red-shirt sophomore Jawan Jamison has decided to leave the program. The running back has decided to leave for the 2013 NFL Draft.

As a result of this decision, Jamison will forgo his final two years of collegiate eligibility. At this time, it is not clear where he will go in the draft.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Gary Nova hands off the football to Jawan Jamison against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the game
Gary Nova hands off the football to Jawan Jamison against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the game (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

“Jawan has been an exciting player for us during his career,” said Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood. “He is a running back with tremendous vision, great balance and has the gift to make people miss in the open field. We wish Jawan well as he begins his journey to play in the NFL.”

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Jamison had nearly 2,000 rushing yards in his two seasons with the Scarlet Knights. This past season, he rushed for a collegiate-high 1,075 rushing yards on 255 carries over 13 games.

He averaged 4.2 yards per carry. Jamison also scored four rushing touchdowns.

The back also had 28 receptions for 323 yards and two additional touchdowns.

The breakthrough season came after he had a good season as a freshman in 2011. Jamison had 231 carries for 897 yards and nine touchdowns.

He also had eight receptions for 62 yards.

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In his final game, Jamison had 13 carries for 21 yards in a loss to the Virginia Tech Hokies. He also had one reception for one yard in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Florida on Friday, December 28th, 2012.

With Jamison departing the program, Rutgers will look for a new back to lead their team during the 2013 season.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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