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NFLPA Votes To Eliminate "Junior Rule" Barring Agents From Campuses
Published March 27, 2012
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The rule was first passed in '07 under the leadership of the late, former NFLPA Exec Dir Gene Upshaw. Upshaw said at the time that he was urged by college football coaches to install the rule to stop NFL player agents from visiting campuses early. But the rule has not stopped college juniors from declaring, with a record number of underclassmen, 65, have been declared eligible for next month's NFL Draft.