Sheldon Richardson had a breakout season for the Missouri Tigers this fall.
Now the junior defensive tackle is taking his talents to the National Football League.
Richardson, a junior, announced Friday he is forgoing his final year of college eligibility and will make himself available for the NFL Draft.
"This has been my dream ever since I was a little kid," Richardson said. "It's still not easy leaving Mizzou like this, but I know I'm ready.
"I really appreciate all of the support I got here at Mizzou, and I know that they will help me and my family with this next step. I'll always be a Tiger," he said.