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Nov 2, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron (85) and safety Damien Washington (35) celebrate a victory against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Carter Finley Stadium. North Carolina beat North Carolina State 27-19. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2014: UNC's Eric Ebron to enter the NFL Draft

After three tremendous years on the gridiron for the University of North Carolina, junior tight end Eric Ebron announced earlier today that he will not return to Chapel Hill for his senior year to enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

In a released statement Ebron said,

“I’ve had a great time in Chapel Hill and I appreciate everything Coach Fedora and the coaching staff has done for me. Coming to Carolina allowed me to develop as both a person and a football player. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I look forward to finishing the season with my teammates and then moving on the next level.”

He leads the team with fifty receptions, 774 yards and three touchdowns and is projected to be the No. 1 tight end to be drafted next year. He ranks at No. 12 on Mel Kiper’s Big Board on ESPN and continues to turn heads and climb up in the draft rankings.

Ebron has proven himself as an athlete and a leader at UNC and continues to keep the locker room focused on winning out the season and get to a bowl game. With UNC’s record setting win over Old Dominion, the Tar Heel became bowl eligible.

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