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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 Northampton Township.

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. 

NS January 28, 2013 at 01:38 AM
Alabama's D.J. Fluker, Syracuse's Justin Pugh become Senior Bowl's first non-senior players............CONGRATS! http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/01/dj_fluker_justin_pugh_become_s.html
the REAL VOICE January 28, 2013 at 07:47 PM
I am glad our tax money, has provided for his future in sports.
NS February 10, 2013 at 04:27 PM
Me too, but I am not being sarcastic. Maybe he will eventually move back to our community and donate his time and energy in one of the local municipal organizations.

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