Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he has declared early for the NFL Draft.

The AP's Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year led the conference in sacks and tackles for loss and set a school record with 19 quarterback hurries while helping the Cowboys reach the Sugar Bowl. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound junior finished his career with 28 sacks. In his best game this season, he scored a touchdown, forced two fumbles, recovered a fumble and had a sack, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry at West Virginia.

The decision wasn't much of a surprise - he participated in the Senior Day ceremony before the home finale against Oklahoma.

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Ogbah said he is on track to earn his degree in May.