Explosive Maryland RB declares for 2020 NFL Draft
One of the top playmakers in Maryland’s offense has declared for the NFL Draft.
Tuesday afternoon, running back Anthony McFarland announced via Twitter that he will be forgoing the rest of his college career and focus on the 202o NFL Draft. He would’ve had two years of eligibility remaining with the Terrapins.
“I want to start by thanking the great coaching staff and amazing fans at this wonderful University,” McFarland wrote. “In addition, thank you to my teammates. You are my brothers and I am blessed to have made deep relationships with many of you that will last a lifetime. While there have been some times of adversity that I we have faced, I learned a ton and always enjoyed my time in College Park.
“After careful consideration and deliberation with my family, I have decided to forego my remaining eligibility and enter the 2020 NFL Draft. Reaching the highest level has always been a dream of mine and I can’t wait to seize that opportunity.”
Terp forever!🐢 pic.twitter.com/dBe7OYAmNm
— . (@AnttMacc_) December 3, 2019
McFarland busted onto the college football scene last season, rushing for 1,034 yards and four touchdowns on just 131 touches, nearly a 7.9 yards per carry average. He really gained fame after shredding Ohio State’s defense for 298 yards two scores on 21 carries.
This season, McFarland appeared in 11 games, rushing for 614 yards and eight touchdowns. He eclipsed the 100-yard mark twice in 2019.
For his career, McFarland 1,648 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. He also had 198 yards and a touchdown on 24 receptions.
Maryland finished the 2019 season with a 3-9 record.