SU safety Durrell Eskridge has informed head coach Scott Shafer that he’s giving up his final year of collegiate eligibility and applying for the NFL draft.
Eskridge ends his Orange career in 15th place for total tackles by a defensive back in just three seasons, and led the unit in that category this past year with 68 stops.
“Durell has been a pleasure to coach and to have in our program,” said Shafer. We, his Syracuse family, are excited for Durell and wish him continued success in this next step in his life.”
The Miami, Florida native started every game this past season, and earned ACC defensive player of the week honors for his performance against Notre Dame at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 27, finishing with nine tackles, a fumble recovery, and a 29 yard interception return for a touchdown.
“I am grateful to be a part of a (Syracuse) family that has supported me in good and bad times,” Eskridge said. “It has been a pleasure playing in the dome these last three years, and it has been amazing being a part of the Orange family the last four years.”
The 2015 NFL draft will be held between April 30-May 2 in Chicago.