Kapri Bibbs announces he is leaving CSU early to go to draft

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Nov 30, 2013; Fort Collins, CO, USA; Colorado State Rams running back Kapri Bibbs (5) reacts as he leaves the field following the win over the Air Force Falcons at Hughes Stadium. The Rams defeated the Falcons 58-13. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

KUSA - Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs announced Sunday he is leaving college early to enter the NFL draft.

Bibbs, who played one season at CSU, posted on his Twitter account: "To my ram fans and Colorado State people I am officially joining in the 2014 NFL Draft."

He was a sophomore this season and had two years of eligibility remaining, but after two years at community colleges he is three years removed from high school so he can enter the draft. He turns 21 on Jan. 10.

Bibbs broke a number of single-season school records, including 1,741 yards rushing and 31 touchdowns. He also set CSU records with 312 yards against Nevada and six touchdowns against New Mexico.

He was named second-team Walter Camp All-American and first-team all-Mountain West. He didn't get his first start until eight games into the season (against Wyoming). In his five starts, he averaged 202 yards and 3.8 touchdowns.

In the New Mexico Bowl, Bibbs finished with 169 yards on 27 carries and three touchdowns.

CSU quarterback Garrett Grayson's reaction: "To one of the greatest rams ever, I wish my man @KapriBibbs the best of luck! It was a short ride, but it was a good one! #loveyoubrother"

Bibbs graduated from Plainfield North High in Chicago in 2010 and went to Snow College in Utah in 2011 then was at Front Range Community College last fall.

He was part of the Steve Fairchild's CSU 2011 recruiting class but had eligibility issues that moved him to junior college. He enrolled at CSU in January 2013. In 2010 at Plainfield North, Bibbs set an Illinois state record with 520 yards against Oswego on Oct. 1; he had seven TDs in that game, four that were more than 50 yards.

The NFL draft is May 8-10.

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