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Virginia DE Zane Parr to declare for NFL draft

Virginia junior defensive end Zane Parr will forego his final year of eligibility and declare for the NFL draft, the school announced this afternoon.

"I have expressed to Zane the benefits of staying at Virginia and pursuing his academic and athletic opportunities for his final season," coach Mike London said in a prepared statement. "In the end, Zane decided declaring for the draft and withdrawing from school to prepare for it is the course of action he wants to pursue. I wish him the best and appreciate his contributions to the program."

Parr played in all 12 games in 2010, and started 10. He finished the season with 48 tackles, eight tackles for loss and two sacks. During his three-year career, he played in 30 games, registered 83 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He redshirted the 2007 season and played in six games as a redshirt freshman before missing the final five games with a knee injury.