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Council Rock South Graduate Headed to NFL Draft

Justin Pugh, Syracuse football offensive tackle, will enter the NFL Draft in April.

Justin Pugh, who plays offense for Syracuse football, is headed to the NFL Draft in April.

Pugh, a Council Rock South graduate, will forgo his final season at Syracuse and enter the NFL draft, the Syracuse Post Standard reported. 

Pugh is a six-foot, six-inch offensive tackle from Holland.  

Pugh posted his decision to enter the draft on Twitter earlier this month.

In a Jan. 3 tweet, Pugh wrote: "I have decided to forgo my last year of football at Syracuse University & pursue my dream of playing in the NFL.Thanks for all the support!"

According to reports, Pugh finished his coursework and has earned his degree. He posted a picture of his diploma on Twitter earlier this month.

“It’s been my dream since I was a little kid playing with my buddies,” Pugh told the Post Standard. “I had a great four years at Syracuse. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to play my college ball."

The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 25. 

 

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