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UAB's Darrin Reaves turning pro after receiving 4th-round grade

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UAB running back Darrin Reaves rushed for 2,337 yards during his college career.

UAB tailback Darrin Reaves will bypass his senior season and enter the draft, the school announced Monday.

Reaves (5-foot-10, 201 pounds) rushed for 928 yards and 12 TDs for the Blazers (2-10); he rushed for 1,037 yards in 2012 as a sophomore and finishes his career with six 100-yard games.

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Darrin Reaves Sr. told the Birmingham News that his son received a fourth-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board. "It's hard not to take that, considering the circumstances," Darrin Sr. told the newspaper.

Reaves rushed for 2,337 yards in his career, third-most in UAB history. He also is a good receiver, with 70 receptions the past two seasons for bad teams. He was the only running back in the nation in 2012 with 1,000 rushing yards and 40 receptions.

He averaged 16.8 carries per game this season, with three games of at least 22 carries. Reaves averaged 4.6 yards per carry this season and 4.8 last season.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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