In a move reminiscent of his opposing running backs in the National Championship Game, Alabama running back Damien Harris will bypass the NFL draft and return to school for his senior season.
Matt Zenitz of AL.com is reporting the news of Harris’ decision to come back.
Big news for Alabama. Star running back Damien Harris, who has run for 1,000 yards each of the last two years, is passing on the NFL draft and returning for his senior season, per sources https://t.co/TPT11ZB2vT
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) January 10, 2018
Harris’ backfield partner Bo Scarborough, a junior, declared for the NFL draft earlier Wednesday. So Harris and rising sophomore Najee Harris will lead the Crimson Tide’s rushing attack in 2018.
Damien Harris rushed for exactly 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, averaging 7.6 yards per carry as he helped lead the Crimson Tide to another national championship. He also eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark as a sophomore.
In the championship game, Harris faced off against Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, two backs who also decided to come back for their senior seasons this year and ultimately led Georgia to the SEC championship and title game in Atlanta.
When it’s all said and done, Harris could leave Tuscaloosa with three national championship rings.