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Stanford All-America Peat will enter the NFL draft

 

Stanford All-America left tackle Andrus Peat announced Tuesday that he will enter his name into the 2015 NFL Draft.

"It's been a long and hard decision, but I have decided to forgo my senior season of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft," Peat said. "I would like to thank all of my Stanford teammates, coaches and the faculty for helping me grow and enjoy an amazing experience at Stanford University. I'm excited and ready to take the next big step of my life."

Peat, who earned six All-America honors in 2014, also won the Morris Trophy recipient as the Pac-12 Conference's top offensive lineman.

The psychology major anchored the Cardinal's offensive line at left tackle in 2014. Peat was the only returning starter from the 2013 season on the line, teaming with four classmates in Stanford's 2012 recruiting class for an all-junior unit that helped the Cardinal average 158.8 yards/game on the ground. Peat was vital to Stanford allowing only 23 sacks this season.

Peat, an Outland Trophy quarterfinalist and member of the All-Pac-12 first team, started the final 27 games of his career. He took over as starting left tackle in the 2013 season opener against San Jose State.

One of the most highly rated recruits in program history, Peat, a native of Chandler, Ariz., was tabbed the nation's top recruit by The Sporting News as a senior at Corona del Sol High School.

Peat's father, Todd, played six seasons in the NFL with the St. Louis and Phoenix Cardinals (1987-89) and the Los Angeles Raiders (1990, 1992-93).

— Stanford Athletics

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