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Gabbert makes 'bittersweet' NFL decision

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert will declare for the NFL draft, the school announced Monday.

The junior passer started two seasons for the Tigers, finishing with an 18-7 record.

Gabbert's 6,822 passing yards rank fourth in school history, and his 40 career touchdown passes put him at No. 3 in Missouri's record books.

"This is definitely a bittersweet day for me, I was really looking forward to having a chance to do some special things next season with my teammates, but in the end, this is the right decision to make for myself and my family," Gabbert said in a release. "These last three years have been an unbelievable experience for me, and I’ll miss being at Mizzou, but I’m definitely looking forward to this next stage of my life. I’m so grateful to have been part of such a great program and all of the people who have helped me get to this point, and now I have to take what I’ve learned, and build on that for the next level. I’ll always be a Tiger, and I look forward to watching the guys do big things in the future."

More to come later this afternoon ...