UW’s Polk To Enter NFL Draft

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Washington running back Chris Polk will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

Polk and the school made the expected announcement Monday. He’ll leave Washington as No. 2 on the career yards rushing list with 4,049, trailing only Napoleon Kaufman.


Polk holds the career school records for carries (799), average per game (101.2) and 100-yard games (21). He also had the second-best rushing game in school history in the 2010 Apple Cup against Washington State when he ran for 284 yards.

The 222-pound back finished his career with 147 yards on 30 carries and one touchdown against Baylor in the Alamo Bowl. Washington coach Steve Sarkisian says Polk “deserves the opportunity to move on to the next level.”