Notre Dame DE Stephon Tuitt entering NFL draft
Notre Dame has lost another starting defensive lineman to the NFL.
Defensive end Stephon Tuitt
confirmed an SI.com report that he will enter the NFL draft in a tweet issued Sunday. He follows nose tackle Louis Nix III, who last month decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and turn pro.
Tuitt, a projected first- or
second-round pick, had 62 tackles and 7½ sacks in 2013. He had 21½ sacks in three seasons with the Irish, including 12 in 2012.
‘‘Thanks for a wonderful three years at the best University on earth,’’ Tuitt wrote on Twitter. ‘‘I will forever be IRISH.’’