Nebraska’s leading rusher Ameer Abdullah will bypass the 2014 NFL draft and return to Lincoln for his senior season, according to CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman.
Ameer Abdullah, #Nebraska‘s outstanding RB, announces he’ll return for his senior season.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) January 9, 2014
The 5-9, 190-pound running back rushed for 1,690 yards, which was good enough for ninth in the nation and nine touchdowns for the 9-4 Cornhuskers. Abdullah ran for a career-high 225 yards on 20 carrier in Nebraska’s 39-19 win over Illinois.
Abdullah will use his senior season where he will again be a focal point of the offense to boost his draft stock
The Birmingham, Al native and product of Homewood high school was an underrated three-star recruit in the class of 2011 and with 2,977 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns during his Nebraska career to this point, he’s proven that you don’t need to be a highly-touted four or five-star recruit to have success in college.