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  • QB Lamar Jackson will leave Louisville for NFL Draft

  • Lamar Jackson announced on Twitter that he'll leave Louisville to enter the NFL Draft, one season after becoming the youngest Heisman Trophy winner. The Cardinals junior quarterback says he talked with family before making the decision. It was somewhat expected after improving on his 2016 Heisman-winning numbers as a sophomore.

, Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) warms up before the start of the TaxSlayer Bowl NCAA college football game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

05 of January 2018 15:09:33

Lamar Jackson announced on Twitter that he will leave Louisville to enter the NFL Draft, one season after becoming the youngest Heisman Trophy winner.

The Cardinals junior quarterback tweeted Friday that he talked with his family before announcing the decision, which was confirmed by Louisville football spokesman Rocco Gasparro.

Jackson's decision was somewhat expected after compiling statistics better in some areas than his Heisman-winning numbers as a sophomore. He finished third in this year's Heisman voting.

The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Jackson thanked Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino, teammates and fans in the tweet. He writes "It has been nothing short of an honor to be a member of #CardsNation and to play for this university."

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