Portis, Buchanon leaving early for NFL

January 6, 2002
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Just days after winning the national championship, Miami juniors Clinton Portis and Phillip Buchanon said they will enter the NFL draft and two more Hurricanes might do the same.

Tight end Jeremy Shockey, Miami's leading receiver last season, and defensive tackle William Joseph, who started every game the last three years, also are considering leaving school early. They have to decide before Friday, the deadline for underclassmen to apply for April's draft.

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