Duckett Enters NFL Draft
Jan. 10, 2002
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) _ T.J. Duckett, Michigan State's fifth-leading career rusher, is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
The 6-foot-1, 250-pound running back ran for 1,420 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior for the 7-5 Spartans. In three seasons, he rushed for 3,379 yards.
``The time has come for me to move on,'' Ducket said at a news conference on Thursday.
Duckett took advantage of a service provided by the NFL, which provides draft projections to underclassmen thinking about entering the draft. The NFL has informed Duckett that he's likely a second-round pick.
Duckett will be among the top running backs in the draft along with UCLA's DeShaun Foster, Miami's Clinton Portis and Boston College's William Green.