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Ramon Jefferson headed to the NFL Draft

The UK running back is turning pro.

NCAA Football: Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

The roster of the Kentucky Wildcats headed into the spring semester is now set. With several transfer players now on campus, that also leaves several seniors now preparing for the next steps in their football career.

We have seen Ray Davis, Kenneth Horsey, Andru Phillips, Brenden Bates, and others have announced their intentions to enter their name into the NFL Draft.

We can now add running back Ramon Jefferson to that list.

Jefferson took to Twitter on Monday to announce the news. He’s exhausted his final year of college eligibility.

Jefferson, a 5-foot-10 and 210-pound back from the Bronx, started his collegiate career off at Maine before ultimately heading to Sam Houston State.

It was with the Bearkats that Jefferson had his breakout year, that eventually led him to Lexington. Unfortunately, his time at Kentucky was riddled with injuries, but during his time on the field this last season, he flashed that potential.

He finished his collegiate career with 511 carries for 3,138 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Now, Jefferson will look to break onto an NFL roster as he is back to 100%. If his numbers at Sam Houston State say anything, there is a chance he finds a franchise to take a shot at him as an undrafted free agent.

Best of luck in this next step, Ramon!