LSU's Hill, Landry, Beckham and Turner turning pro

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 13, 2014 at 11:21 pm •  Published: January 13, 2014
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's top rusher and top two receivers are entering the NFL draft, along with one of the Tigers' starting offensive linemen.

In separate announcements Monday, sophomore running back Jeremy Hill, junior receiver Jarvis Landry and sophomore right guard Trai Turner have confirmed their intentions to turn pro. LSU also confirmed receiver Odell Beckham Jr.'s decision.

Hill has played two seasons at LSU and was the Tigers' leading rusher each season.

"I am a Tiger for life. I will forever be grateful to my LSU fans, friends, coaches and family. This decision has been very difficult for me," Hill wrote on a social media account that was verified by LSU's chief athletic spokesman Michael Bonnette. "With all of that being said, I have decided to forego my Junior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft."

Landry was expected to turn pro after racking up 1,193 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns in his third season, and finally released his decision through a short written statement released by LSU.

"It's has been the best three years of my life," Landry said of his time at LSU. "I will always be a Tiger."

Beckham, a junior, had 1,152 yards and eight TDs receiving, and together he and Landry accounted 2,345 of the 3,263 yards receiving LSU had as a team.

Beckham also was LSU's primary kick and punt returner, and even returned a missed field goal 100 yards for a score.

Turner has started at right guard since the middle of 2012, his redshirt freshman year, and leaves with two years of eligibility left.

Hill rushed for 1,401 yards and 16 touchdowns this season, including a 216-yard, two-touchdown performance in LSU's 21-14 victory over Iowa in the Outback Bowl.

In a statement issued by his agent, Peter Schaffer, Turner said he "loved every minute" at LSU and came to his decision "after lengthy, serious consideration with my family and coaches."



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