Alex Collins’ career at Arkansas has come to an end.
The junior running back announced on Sunday that he will forego his senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.
“For the past week, I have spent my days and nights with much prayer trying to decide my future at the University of Arkansas,” Collins wrote in a letter on the school website. “Without a doubt this has been one of the most difficult weeks of my life as I try to make the right decision for my future. If I return, getting my degree and perhaps breaking new records would be within my reach.
“To be able to share those records and awards with the team and fans would be an incredible experience for all of us. I also see a future in the NFL as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. After much prayer and discussion with the people who love me, I have made the decision to enter the NFL Draft.”
Collins was an unbelievable player throughout his college career, rushing for over 1,000 yards in all three seasons. He finished 2015 as the SEC’s third-best rusher while accumulating 1,577 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. He will end his career with 3,703 yards and 36 touchdowns on the ground.
“There is no way to truly express how thankful I am for the love and support Arkansas fans have given me during the past three years,” Collins wrote. “Without a doubt there are no better college fans than Hogs fans. I hope I make you proud at the next level.”