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Which players are leaving school early?

The deadline for players to declare is Jan 14th

Quarterbacks

Jones is a two-year captain and two-time team Most Valuable Player at Duke.
Photo: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dwayne Haskings, Ohio State; Tyree Jackson, Buffalo; Daniel Jones, Duke; Jarrett Stidham, Auburn

Just announced: Kyler Murray declares for the NFL draft.

Running Backs

Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma; Alex Barnes, Kansas State; Damarea Crockett, Missouri; Darrell Henderson, Memphis; Justice Hill, Oklahoma State; Elijah Holyfield, Georgia; Travis Homer, Miami; Josh Jacobs, Alabama; Alexander Mattison, Boise State; David Montgomery, Iowa State; Tony Pollard, Memphis; Miles Sanders, Penn State; Jordan Scarlett, Florida; L.J. Scott, Michigan State; Devin Singletary, FAU; Benny Snell, Kentucky; Darwin Thompson, Utah State; Mike Weber, Ohio State; Kerrith Whyte, FAU; James Williams, Washington State; Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M

Wide Receivers

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford; Miles Boykin, Notre Dame; A.J. Brown, Mississippi; Marquise Brown, Oklahoma; Hakeem Butler, Iowa State; Greg Dortch, Wake Forest; Jovon Durante, Florida Atlantic; Jazz Ferguson, Northwestern State; Jalen Guyton, No. Texas; Mecole Hardman, Georgia; Kelvin Harmon, NC State; N’Keal Harry, Arizona State; Lil’Jordan Humphrey, Texas; Diontae Johnson, Toledo; D.K. Metcalf, Mississippi; Jacobi Meyers, NC State; Dillon Mitchell, Oregon; Anthony Rafliff-Williams, No Carolina; Riley Ridley, Georgia; Darius Slayton, Auburn; Dredrick Snelson, UCF; John Ursua, Hawai’i; Antoine Wesley, Texas A&M; Preston Williams, Colorado State

Tight Ends

Mississippi’s Dawson Knox may have been underutilized during his time as a Rebel.
Photo: Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports

Keenan Brown, Texas State; Noah Fant, Iowa; Zach Gentry, Michigan; T.J. Hockenson, Iowa State; Dawson Knox, Mississippi; Alize Mack, Notre Dame; Isaac Nauta, Georgia; Dax Raymond, Utah State; Irv Smith, Jr, Alabama; Kaden Smith, Stanford; Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M; Kahale Warring, San Diego State; Caleb Wilson, UCLA

Offensive Line

Ryan Bates, Penn State; Venzell Boulware, Miami; David Edwards, Wisconsin; Bobby Evans, Oklahoma; Cody Ford, Oklahoma; Nate Herbig, Stanford; Andre James, UCLA; Michael Jordan, Ohio State; Greg Little, Mississippi; Connor McGovern, Penn State; Erik McCoy, Texas A&M; Tyler Roemer, San Diego State; William Sweet, No Carolina; Jawaan Taylor, Florida; Jonah Williams, Alabama

Defensive Line

LSU’s Ed Alexander’s knee issues may effect his final draft status.
Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP

Ed Alexander, LSU; Nick Bosa, Ohio State; Jordan Brailford, Oklahoma; Brian Burns, Florida State; Maxx Crosby, E. Michigan; Clelin Ferrell, Clemson; Rashan Gary, Michigan; Kevin Givens, Penn State; Trystan Hill, UCF; Joe Jackson, Miami; P.J. Johnson, Arizona; Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State; Dexter Lawrence, Clemson; Shareef Miller, Penn State; Anthony Nelson, Iowa; Ed Oliver, Houston; Jachai Polite, Florida; Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State; Sutton Smith, No Illinois; Quinnen Williams, Alabama

Linebackers

Jeffery Allison, Fresno State; Devin Bush, Michigan; Blake Cashman, Minnesota; Tyrel Dodson, Texas A&M; Joe Giles-Harris, Duke; Vosean Joseph, Florida; Tre Lamar, Clemson; David Long, West Virginia; Quart’e Sapp, Tennessee; Josiah Tauefa, UTSA; Devin White, LSU; Mack Wilson, Alabama

Defensive Backs

Notre Dame’s Julian Love ended the regular season with 61 tackles and 15 pass break-ups.
Photo: Chicago Tribune/Robert Franklin

Blessuan Austin, Rutgers; Mike Bell, Fresno State; Sean Bunting, C. Michigan; Hamp Cheevers, Boston College; Xavier Crawford, C. Michigan; Jamel Dean, Auburn; Clifton Duck, Appalachian State; Malik Gant, Marshall; Chauncey-Gardner-Johnson, Florida; Amani Hooker, Iowa; Justin Layne, Michigan State; David Long, Michigan; Julian Love, Notre Dame; Trayvon Mullen, Clemson; Bryon Murphy, Washington ; Ryan Pulley, Arkansas; Taylor Rapp, Washington; Savion Smith, Alabama; Deionte Thompson, Alabama; Greedy Williams, LSU; JoeJuan Williams, Vanderbilt

First Responder Bowl – Dec 26

Boston College Eagles (7-5)  vs  #25  Boise State Broncos (10-3)

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BOSTON COLLEGE  |  ATLANTIC COASTAL CONFERENCE

Coach:  Steve Addazio

Boston College Players to watch:

Senior RG Chris Lindstrom  (6-4/305)

Eagles RG Chris Lindstrom
Photo:  Boston College Athletics

Lindstrom has not allowed a pressure in his last seven starts. The Dudley, Mass., native has also been flagged for just one penalty all year on 864 snaps. Lindstrom has never been penalized more than two times in a single season in his NCAA career covering 50 games.

**Sophomore CB Hamp Cheevers  (5-10/170)

Cheevers tied for the nation’s lead with seven interceptions in his first year as a starter for the Eagles. He tied for second on the squad with seven pass breakups as well.

Senior RS/WR Michael Walker  (6-1/195)

Walker is the nation’s leader in combined kick return yards for the second consecutive season after 1,294 combined kick return yards in 2018. An All-ACC Second Team selection, Walker ranks seventh nationally in punt returns this season.

Senior DE Zach Allen  (6-5/285)

Allen led the Eagles with 15.0 tackles for loss and ranked second with 6.5 quarterback sacks. He totaled 61 tackles (26 solo), 11 quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and one interception.

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BOISE STATE  |  MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE

Coach:  Bryan Harsin

Boise State Players to watch:

Senior QB Brett Rypien  (6-2/203)

Brett Rypien  receives the 2018 Mountain West Offensive Player of the game award.
Photo:  Loren Orr/Getty Images

Rypien currently ranks very close to the national Top 10 in six major categories: touchdown passes (eighth, 29), completions per game (eighth, 23.8), passing yards (ninth, 3,580), passing yards per game (10th, 298.3), completion percentage (10th, 68.8), and passing efficiency (11t, 160.7).

*Junior RB Alexander Mattison  (5-11/219)

Mattison powered his way to 1,215 rushing yards and a Mountain West-best 16 rushing touchdowns. His 1,215 rushing yards also gave him a second-straight 1,000-yard campaign, extending Boise State’s streak of seasons with a 1,000-yard rusher to 10.

**Sophomore DE/STUD  Curtis Weaver  (6-3/266)

Weaver followed up his breakout redshirt freshman season of 2017 with another big year in 2018, leading the Mountain West and ranking 13th in the FBS in sacks (9.5) and ranking tied for third in conference with 14.5 tackles-for-loss. 

Senior CB Tyler Horton  (5-11/185)

The Fresno, Calif., native recovered four fumbles on the year, second-best in the country, along with scooping up a blocked field goal, and picked off a pass.  He returned three of those five turnovers for scores, beginning with fumble returns of 55 and 11 yards in the season-opening win at Troy, then taking a pick 99 yards to the house at Nevada on Oct. 13.

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SERVPRO First Responder Bowl 
Boston College vs. Boise State, canceled because of weather