Notre Dame CB KeiVarae Russell entering NFL draft

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell is entering the NFL draft.

Russell, a senior who could have petitioned the NCAA for another year of eligibility, finished fourth on the team with 60 tackles despite missing the final two games with a broken right leg. He had two interceptions, two forced fumbles, a sack and broke up four passes.

Russell said on Twitter that he was grateful for his time at Notre Dame and thanked coach Brian Kelly.

Russell was suspended from school last year for academic dishonesty. Kelly has said Russell would have had to petition the NCAA if he wanted to return.

Irish receiver Will Fuller, running back C.J. Prosise and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley also are entering the draft. Linebacker Jaylon Smith hasn't announced his decision.

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