LSU Tiger Kevin Minter announced Thursday that he won't play his final season at LSU and had made himself available for the NFL Draft.

I told you a few days ago that eight LSU Tigers might be leaving and Kevin Minter has made his decision.

Minters accomplishments in the 2012 season are:

  • 130 tackles
  • 15.0 tackles for loss
  • 4.0 sacks
  • 4 quarterback hurries

Minter's 130 tackles in 2012 rank as the fifth-highest total in school history.

Also in 2012, Sports Illustrated honored him first team All-America. He was one of five finalists for the Butkus Award. Minter was also named LSU's most valuable player, was a first team All-Southeastern Conference selection and he was SEC Defensive Player of the Week two times.

Minter leaves LSU with with a total of 206 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks. He a total of 38 games and started 24 times.

Via [LSU Sports]