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Mikel Leshoure to enter draft

Updated: January 11, 2011, 5:57 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Illinois junior running back Mikel Leshoure announced Tuesday he will forgo his final college season and enter the NFL draft.

"I believe I've accomplished everything I can at the college level and want to go after my dream of playing in the NFL," said Leshoure, who announced his decision at his former high school Champaign Centennial. "I've had a wonderful experience at the University of Illinois and will always consider myself an Illini."

The 6-foot, 230-pound Leshoure is the ...

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