Stud Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel has officially declared for the 2013 NFL Draft. The man is a monster, and helped catapult Johnny “Football” Manziel into a stratosphere previously untouched.
With Joeckel’s blocking paving the way, Manziel became the first freshman Heisman Trophy winner in college football history.
Joeckel has turned his sights to the Draft and a potential No. 1-overall selection, but before he leaves Aggieland, he wrote a letter to Texas A&M and the 12th Man. Following is an excerpt, for the entire letter visit AggieAthletics.com.
Dear 12th Man and Texas A&M University,
As you may have heard, I have decided to enter the 2013 NFL Draft and forego my senior season at Texas A&M. While I am excited about my future, I wanted you to know this was a very hard decision. To leave A&M, my brother Matt, my teammates, the coaches and the 12th Man is the toughest thing I have ever done. However, like graduating high school early to come to A&M three years ago, I feel like I again have an opportunity that I cannot pass up.
Before I leave, I want to take this opportunity to thank…
…The 12th Man – You are a major reason I chose Texas A&M. During the recruiting process, I realized that other schools and football programs didn’t have the same spirit, support and character that we have here. Every Aggie player is lucky to represent you and I am proud of my three years playing for you.
We wish Luke the best as he pursues his dreams and future, and we will be rooting for you here in Aggieland.