By Will Yoder
January 12, 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.

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