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Demetric Felton makes it official, heads to the NFL

Felton is forgoing any eligibility remaining and going pro

USC Trojans defeated the UCLA Bruins 43-38 during a NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl. Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

In a move unsurprising to just about everyone, UCLA Bruins star running back Demetric Felton is forgoing any remaining eligibility and getting a start on his future now. Felton will leave with his degree from UCLA and will now prepare for the 2021 Senior Bowl and 2021 NFL Draft.

A converted wide receiver, Felton dominated from the backfield during his time at UCLA. He capped a great career with career-highs on the ground in every category in 2020 despite a shortened season.

For his career, Felton ran the ball 233 times for 1,101 yards and seven touchdowns. That included his 132-carry, 668-yard, 5-TD season this past year. He was dynamic, as one would expect, with the ball in his hands on the receiving end of passes.

He has the UCLA record for most catches by a running back in a single season after he caught 55 balls for 594 yards and four touchdowns in 2019. In his career, he racked up 99 receptions for 958 yards and eight more touchdowns.

Felton also proved to be a valuable player on special teams and recorded a grand total of 611 return yards and a 100-yard touchdown return in his career.

You can bet he’ll be a highly-sought-after player at the Senior Bowl as he’s absolutely one of the most elusive players on the roster. He’ll tear up the combine as well and should make some NFL team very, very happy soon.

Congratulations, Demetric! Thanks for everything you gave to Westwood!