UW running back Salvon Ahmed to enter NFL Draft

UW running back Salvon Ahmed to enter NFL Draft
Salvon Ahmed #26 of the Washington Huskies stiff arms Jamel Dean #12 of the Auburn Tigers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Kevin C. Cox /Getty Images)

SEATTLE — Washington Huskies running back Salvon Ahmed announced Friday that he will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2020 NFL Draft.

The junior made the announcement on social media.

“To Husky Nation, you are the best crowd to play in front over every Saturday. All of you are what make Husky Stadium and this University the greatest setting in college football,” he said in the post.

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Ahmed, a former Juanita High School player standout, became the ninth Husky in the last 10 years to rush for 1,000 or more yards, finishing the season with 1,020 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns on 188 carries.

"I want to thank Salvon for all of the hard work he has put in, both on and off the field," Coach Jimmy Lake said in a news release from the school. "He was a great example of what Husky Football is all about, and I'm sure that he'll have plenty of success in the future."

In his three seasons, he played in 39 of a possible 40 games, rushing for 2,016 yards and 21 touchdowns, and making 50 career receptions.