Hurricanes CB Bandy declares for NFL draft

Miami loses key player

Miami Hurricanes defensive back Trajan Bandy wears the "turnover chain" after returning an interception for a touchdown against Notre Dame.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Trajan Bandy’s career with the Miami Hurricanes is over.

The defensive back announced Friday that he was leaving for the NFL draft.

In a social media post, Bandy cited “a number of unforeseen off the field circumstances and discussions with my family” as the reason he’s leaving school early.

Bandy thanked the coaching staff, including current head coach Manny Diaz and former 'Canes head coach Mark Richt.

Bandy’s biggest play at Miami came with a interception return for a touchdown against Notre Dame in a nationally televised game in 2017, helping the Hurricanes improve to 10-0.

He started all 13 games for the 'Canes and finished with 29 tackles.

Bandy also had a pass breakup in the Independence Bowl.

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David Lang is executive producer of the Local 10 sports department.