Arkansas RB Alex Collins declares for NFL draft

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Arkansas RB Alex Collins declares for NFL draft
Monday January 11th, 2016

Arkansas running back Alex Collins has declared for the 2016 NFL draft, he announced in a letter posted to the Razorbacks website on Sunday.

“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,” Collins wrote. “After much prayer and discussion with the people who love me, I have made the decision to enter the NFL Draft.”

In his junior season, Collins led the Razorbacks with 1,577 rushing yards—good for third best in the SEC behind Alabama’s Derrick Henry and LSU’s Leonard Fournette—and 20 touchdowns to finish his career at Arkansas with 3,703 yards and 36 touchdowns in 38 games.

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Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry has also declared for this year’s draft along with offensive lineman Denver Kirkland.

The Razorbacks finished their season with a 7–5 record and a win over Kansas State in the Liberty Bowl.

- Erin Flynn

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