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Drew says he's turning pro to honor late grandfather

Updated: January 7, 2006, 7:57 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA tailback and kick returner Maurice Drew will pass up his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

Drew, selected to the All-America first team as an all-purpose player, led UCLA in rushing the past three years. He ran for 914 yards and 13 touchdowns this season to help the Bruins to a 10-2 record and No. 16 ranking in The Associated Press poll.

Drew said his decision to turn pro was to honor the wish of his late grandfather, who had a heart attack ...

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