WKU FOOTBALL | Joel Iyiegbuniwe Entering NFL Draft

01/15/2018 05:20 PM

Western Kentucky linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe has announced he will enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

As a result, the redshirt senior will forgo his final season of eligibility.

“Staying in Bowling Green to continue my college education was the best decision of my life,” said Iyiegbuniwe in a statement. “I am one credit hour away from graduating, and I will graduate this spring. All the memories, friendships, and lessons I have learned the last three years will last a lifetime.”

Iyiegbuniwe was one of the biggest playmakers this past season for the Hilltopper defense. He led the team with 116 total tackles and led the team with 11.5 tackles for loss.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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