Michael Dwumfour is bypassing his final season of eligibility, the Rutgers defensive end declaring his intentions for the NFL Draft.

A transfer from Michigan, Dwumfour was a bit under the radar in the Big Ten this past season but had a strong 2020 ‘On the Banks.’ His one year at Rutgers was undoubtedly a success, Dwumfour putting up a career-high 23 tackles as well as a half-sack for a Scarlet Knights defense that outperformed most expectations.

Dwumfour was eligible for another season under the protocols implemented by the NCAA during this season. Instead, he will ride his best season in college with the hope of playing on Sundays.


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In a social media post on Tuesday afternoon, the defensive tackle thanked both Michigan and Rutgers but saved most of his deeper thoughts for the program he played for this past season.

“I want to thank Coach Schiano for letting me be a part of something special here at Rutgers, imparting a lot of wisdom, making me a better man and teaching me how to ‘CHOP’ each and every moment,” Dwumfour wrote.

In a 23-7 loss to Penn State on Dec. 5, Dwumfour had a season-high five tackles and registered his half-sack.