SU Offensive Tackle Justin Pugh declares for NFL Draft

Syracuse football offensive tackle Justin Pugh will forgo his final season of eligibility, as he declared for the 2013 NFL Draft today.

Pugh was a team co-captain and a 2011 and 2012 All-Big East First Team selection. He has already completed his requirements in finance at the University.

â??Coach Marrone and Coach Adkins have been great throughout my career, including through this process,â?? Pugh said. â??I wanted to be honest with everyone as I made this decision and they were the same with me. My Syracuse career was the best four years of my life."

Pugh started every game he played in his career.