CLEMSON, S.C., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Derrick Hamilton and defensive tackle Donnell Washington of Clemson will bypass their senior seasons and enter the NFL draft.
Both were second-team All-ACC players for the Tigers, who finished the season with a 9-4 record and a 27-14 victory over Tennessee in the Peach Bowl.
"We appreciate the contributions both Donnell and Derrick made to our program the last four years and we wish them well in their pursuit of a professional career," said Coach Tommy Bowden. "Their departure will give some incoming freshmen an opportunity to help our team next year."
The last Clemson player to leave for the NFL after his junior season was linebacker Keith Adams, who was a seventh-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2001.
Hamilton caught 62 passes for 1026 yards and 10 touchdowns, and is the school's all-time leader in receptions, kickoff return yards, and all-purpose yards.
Washington led Clemson's defensive front in tackles with 56 during the 2003 season. He had 10 tackles for loss, including four sacks.