Alabama Leading Rusher Damien Harris To Return For Senior Season

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Alabama's Calvin Ridley celebrates his touchdown catch during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta.

Alabama junior running back Bo Scarbrough will instead forgo his senior season to enter the NFL Draft, according to AL.com sources.

Ridley made his announcement on his Twitter account on Wednesday, two days after the Crimson Tide beat Georgia in the National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Ridley, 23, caught 224 passes for 2,781 yards and 19 touchdowns in his career at Alabama.

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Harris was ranked as the No. 5 draft-eligible running back by Kiper. That, once again, is second all-time for Alabama behind Cooper, who had 31. Having been thoroughly prepared for that next step, I am truly ready, because in the beginning, I chose THE RIGHT SCHOOL. He also went over 1,000 yards (1,040) yards) as a sophomore.

Harris ran for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns this year as the lead rusher for the Crimson Tide. He rushed for 113 TDs and more than 6,700 yards while at Madison Southern, and was named the Paul Hornung Award victor for the 2014 season.

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