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Luke Kuechly entering NFL draft

Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly, who led the nation in tackles in 2011, has decided to forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft, according to the Associated Press.

Kuechly, a two-time All-America selection, announced the decision in a conference call with reporters Friday night. Kuechly had 191 tackles this season and was honored with the Butkus Award, the Bronko Nagurski Award and the Lombardi Award.