University of North Carolina Tar Heels running back Giovani Bernard has decided to forego his final two seasons of eligibility, opting rather to declare himself eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft. He is just a sophomore, but is three years removed from high school, having taken a medical redshirt during his freshman year in Chapel Hill after tearing his ACL in just his third practice with the school.
Bernard led the country in average return yards in the punting game, but was also a standout in the UNC backfield. In 2012, Bernard carried the ball 184 times for 1,228 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 47 passes for 490 yards and five more touchdowns.