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UNI's McMakin to declare for NFL draft

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

UNI junior linebacker Brett McMakin will enter the NFL draft. In doing so McMakin becomes the first Panther player in team history to declare early for the draft.

McMakin earned second team All-American honors last season after tallying 123 tackles and 2 interceptions. He finishes his Panther career with 255 tackles, 15.5 sacks, and 3 interceptions. McMakin joins seniors Deiondre Hall, Tim Kilfoy, Isaac Ales, and Makinton Dorleant as hopefuls in the NFL draft this year.

McMakin's announcement comes just days ahead of Monday's declaration deadline. The draft opens up on April 28.

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