Bloomington, IN - Indiana running back Tevin Coleman, the nation's second-leading rusher, will skip his senior season to enter the NFL Draft.

"It has been a dream of mine to play professionally," Coleman said in a statement Monday, "and I am prepared to take the next step in making that dream into a reality."

Coleman, 21, rushed for 2,036 yards in 12 games, second only to Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, and finished seventh in the voting for the Heisman Trophy.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound back had 3,219 yards rushing and scored 28 touchdowns in 33 games at Indiana.

The Hoosiers (4-8) missed a bowl game for the seventh straight season.