Dedrick Mills declares for NFL Draft

He ranked second on the team with 84 carries, 396 rushing yards and three touchdowns, averaging 66.0 rushing yards per game.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Nebraska’s top running back will not return for another season.

Dedrick Mills announced on Tuesday he will enter the NFL Draft process and forgo an extra year of eligibility with the Huskers.

Mills thanked the Nebraska football program for his two seasons in a statement on social media.

“Without the endless support from coach Frost, coach Held, Coach Dewitt, the strength/training coaches and Dr. Haskell, I would not be the man I am today,” Mills wrote.

The Georgia Tech transfer was limited by injuries during his senior season, but he finished the year strong. Mills played in six games with five starts. He ranked second on the team with 84 carries, 396 rushing yards and three touchdowns, averaging 66.0 rushing yards per game. Mills also caught 13 passes for 86 yards.

Mills saved his best performance for his last, rushing for a career-high 191 yards on just 25 carries in a win at Rutgers.

The Huskers did pick up a commit from USC running back transfer Markese Stepp earlier on Tuesday.

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