Will Yoder
Friday January 13th, 2012

Alabama stars Trent Richardson and Dre Kirkpatrick have declared for the 2012 NFL Draft, according to USA Today.

"It's a sad time and happy time.  I am going to leave here and try to represent Alabama in a Class A way going into the NFL draft." Richardson said of his decision, according to USA Today.

"It's a blessing for them to open their doors to me and my family,"  Kirkpatrick also said.

Richardson finished with a total of 3,130 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns in his career,  Kirkpatrick had a total of three interceptions and 86 tackles. Richardson, winner of the Doak Walker Award and the second runner up in the Heisman Trophy voting, is projected to be a top pick.  Kirkpatrick is considered the second best corner in the upcoming draft after LSU’s Morris Claiborne, who   announced his decision to go pro today.

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