Michigan DE Rashan Gary entering draft, skipping senior year

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Rashan Gary is entering the NFL draft and skipping his senior season at Michigan.

The standout defensive end made the announcement Monday on YouTube, saying he is leaving to make a dream come true.

It was not immediately clear if Gary plans to play for the eighth-ranked Wolverines in their bowl game. He was a second-team preseason All-American and is projected to be a first-round NFL draft pick.

The junior had 44 tackles, including seven for losses and 3 ½ sacks, this year. He missed three games this season with a shoulder injury.

Gary had five tackles in a 62-39 loss to No. 6 Ohio State, a setback that kept Michigan out of the Big Ten championship game.