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North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance (No. 5) celebrates with teammates in the end zone after scoring a touchdown.

Junior quarterback Trey Lance of the North Dakota State Bison has moved forward and declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. By making this decision, the projected first-round pick will be missing the spring Missouri Valley Football Conference season and leaving NDSU.

This past Saturday, Lance and the Bison defeated Central Arkansas 39-28 in NDSU's lone game of the fall semester. Lance accounted for four total touchdowns, two through the air and two on the ground. 

The dual threat quarterback has been on people’s radar after a stellar sophomore season that cumulated in an FCS National Championship. Lance threw for 2,786 yards last season and found the end zone 28 times. Lance threw his first interception as a Bison on Saturday.

As a rusher, Lance ran for 1,325 yards and scored 18 touchdowns during his time in Fargo, North Dakota.

Many NFL scouts currently have Lance in the top 10 of their mock drafts, alongside Clemson University quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields

Lance follows in the footsteps of former Bison and current Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who was selected as the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Wentz going No. 2 makes him the highest selection ever for an FCS player.

JAKE FOGAL is a Sports Editor for The Vidette. He can be contacted at Follow Fogal on Twitter at @jfogal5

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