LaMichael James, a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2010 is skipping his senior year at Oregon and declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft.
This is coming less than a week after leading his team to victory in the Rose Bowl over Wisconsin 45-38.
An All American, the 5-foot-9, 195-pound RB rushed for a school-record 1,805 yards this season despite missing two games with a dislocated right elbow. He led the nation with an average of 150.4 yards rushing per game.
He has been told that he would likely be a third round pick and hopes to increase his stock in workouts.
James leaves Oregon with several school records, including most career touchdowns (58), most career 100-yard rushing games (26) and most career points (348). He has seven career 200-yard games.