Nevada's Stefphon Jefferson to apply for entry into NFL draft

  • Updated: Dec. 31, 2012 at 11:18 p.m.

RENO, Nev. -- Nevada running back Stefphon Jefferson declared Sunday his intentions to forgo his senior season and apply for early entry into the 2013 NFL Draft.

Jefferson set single-season Nevada records in carries (375), rushing yards (1,883), rushing touchdowns (24) and total scores (25). He ranked second nationally in both rushing yards per game (144.9) and points per game (11.5).

The junior from Visalia, Calif., said in a statement issued by the school late Sunday he will "always bleed silver and blue" but wants to try to take his career to the next level. He thanked the coaches and staff for all they have done to help make him successful.