LSU defensive end hits the quarterback for Sam Houston State, forcing an interception on Sept. 6, 2014. (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Another member of the LSU defense has said he is ending his college career to start playing football professionally.
Junior defensive end Danielle Hunter posted on Twitter that he will enter the 2015 NFL draft.
"To the LSU organization, the football coaching staff, the fans and all Tiger Nation, after fully considering all aspects related to mine and my family's future, I have decided to declare for the NFL draft," the post read. "Coming to LSU was the best decision of my life so far. It has been an incredible experience and I thank you all for the opportunity and the great support. I am and I will stay a Tiger for ever and I will always bleed purple and gold."
Hunter finished his career at LSU with 133 tackles, 49 of those solo. He had eight tackles for loss and five sacks.
He also forced two fumbles.
He is the third LSU defensive player to declare for the 2015 NFL draft after their junior season.
Linebacker Kwon Alexander and cornerback Jalen Collins have also announced they are entering the draft.