Arkansas junior running back Knile Davis has confirmed in a statement that he is foregoing his final year of eligibility and entering the NFL Draft.
Davis was the Razorbacks’ second-leading rusher in 2012, but didn’t seem to return to form after missing the entire 2011 season because of a broken ankle. In 10 games this season, he rushed for 377 yards on 112 carries, a 3.4 yards-per-carry average. He ran for two touchdowns and caught a TD pass.
Here is Davis’ complete statement, as provided by his new representatives at MMG Sports Management:
In my four years at the University of Arkansas I’ve had many more ups than downs. As a 17 year old coming to campus, I truly didn’t know what to expect. But, with the help of the administration, staff, and my teammates, the experience has exceeded my expectation, in developing me both as a player and a man.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been very reflective in weighing my options. However after careful counsel with my family and support system, I’ve made the decision to forego my final year of eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. I sincerely look forward to working towards realizing my ultimate goal of becoming an NFL running back of the highest caliber.
I would like to thank my team for going through the grit and grind with me over the past four years. I also want to thank my position coach Tim Horton, offensive coordinators Paul Petrino, Garrick McGee, and head coaches John L. Smith and Bobby Petrino for their guidance and support.
What I will remember most over the past four years has been the patience, support, and overall concern the Razorback Nation has shown me and my family after each setback. I will forever be a Razorback and will strive to make them proud on the next level.
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