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Luke Kuechly will enter NFL draft

Updated: January 6, 2012, 10:54 PM ET
By Jack McCluskey | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The longstanding fears of Boston College football fans have been realized: linebacker Luke Kuechly has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

Kuechly, a two-time All-America selection, announced the decision in a conference call with reporters Friday night. He said it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up.

"It was a really tough decision," he said. "I think there were two things that were weighing on me both ways. This is something I've always ...

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