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Orange offensive tackle Justin Pugh announces he’ll enter 2013 NFL draft

Syracuse football offensive tackle Justin Pugh announced Thursday that he will forgo his final season with the Orange and enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV-TV) -- Syracuse football offensive tackle Justin Pugh announced Thursday that he will forgo his final season with the Orange and enter the 2013 NFL Draft.

Pugh started every game he played at Syracuse and as the team’s co-captain was also honored as a 2012 ECAC Division I Football All-Star and 2012 ESPN.com All-BIG EAST Team selection.

Pugh has completed his degree requirements in finance.

Pugh, a Pennsylvania native, was a key player for the Orange offense that ranked eighth nationally and first in the BIG EAST in third down conversion (49.3%) and led the conference in the conference in total offense (476.3).

Pugh blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher all three seasons. Prior to the 2012 season, Pugh was named to the 2012 Rotary Lombardi Award Official Watch List and the 2012 Outland Trophy Watch List.

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