Georgia star receiver A.J. Green said yesterday he'll give up his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Over a 3-year college career, Green, projected to be one of the top picks, had 166 catches for 2,619 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Others players to announce their intention to enter the NFL draft yesterday were Virginia Tech tailback Ryan Williams, who had 2 years of eligibility remaining and Clemson running back Jamie Harper, who said he will skip his senior season. Also, a source told the Associated Press that LSU junior cornerback Patrick Peterson has decided to enter NFL draft.
* Clemson hired Tulsa offensive coordinator Chad Morris for the same position, according to a report.
ESPN.com, citing a source close to the decision, reported Morris will replace Billy Napier, who was fired after 2 years with Tulsa.
In a bowl game last night:
* At San Francisco, Rishard Matthews returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown and also scored on a 27 yard pass from Colin Kaepernick to help lead No. 13 Nevada (13-1) to a 20-13 win over Boston College (7-6) in the Fight Hunger Bowl at AT & T Park.