Hanspard to Skip Senior Year, Go Pro

Associated Press

Byron Hanspard, an All-American running back at Texas Tech, said Monday he will forgo his senior year and make himself eligible for the NFL draft.

Hanspard’s 2,084 rushing yards this season were the fifth-best total in NCAA history. He won the Doak Walker Award presented annually to the nation’s best running back.

Hanspard is the third underclassman so far to declare his pro eligibility, joining Iowa State running back Troy Davis and Indiana tailback Alex Smith.