College Football

South Carolina's Ace Sanders changes mind, enters NFL draft

info@islandpacket.comJanuary 15, 2013 

Outback Bowl Football

South Carolina wide receiver Ace Sanders (1) pulls in a touchdown reception in front of Michigan safety Thomas Gordon (30) during the second half of the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 in Tampa, Fla. South Carolina won the game 33-28. Sanders will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

CHRIS O'MEARA — Chris O'Meara/AP

South Carolina wide reciever Ace Sanders announced late Tuesday on Twitter that he would skip his senior season and enter the 2013 NFL draft.

Sanders, who had 45 receptions for 531 yards and nine touchdowns this season, had announced Jan. 8 that he would be back in Columbia next season. But he apparently had a change of heart.

Sanders biggest asset may be his punt return skills. He averaged 14.8 yards a return, taking two back for touchdowns.

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