Texas A&M junior defensive end Damontre Moore will forego his senior season and declare for the 2013 NFL Draft.
Moore is currently rated as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 2 defensive end for the 2013 NFL Draft and No. 8 prospect overall.
“Today is a sad moment and a happy moment,” Moore said. “It's always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, but I've loved my time representing the 12th man and with my teammates at Texas A&M. Wherever I go, I will always be an Aggie at heart.”
Moore earned First Team All-SEC honors in 2012, leading the Aggies with 80 tackles, 20.0 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks. A native of Rowlett, Texas, he also earned numerous All-American honors.
“I couldn't be happier for Damontre as he pursues his professional dreams in the NFL,” Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin said. “He's been a great representative of Texas A&M University, as a student and a football player, and I know he will continue to be an ambassador for the University in everything he does in the future.”
Texas A&M will meet Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl on Friday, Jan. 4 at Cowboys Stadium.