Maryland’s Jake Funk makes call on 2021 NFL Draft
Maryland’s fifth-year senior running back Jake Funk has announced on Twitter Monday that he will be entering the 2021 NFL Draft. All players were granted an additional season of eligibility because of the difficulties endured during the 2020 season, but Funk has opted to make the move.
Funk, despite missing one game due to COVID-19, rushed for 516 yards and four touchdowns in 2020, and led all FBS players in yards per carry (8.6). His 129 rushing yards per game ranks second in the Big Ten and he also ranks second in the conference in all-purpose yards per game (146).
The news follows the announcement from Maryland that they have informed the Big Ten they would decline any bowl invitationa, should one have been extended. Whether the 2-3 Terrapins would have been selected for a bowl game was uncertain.
Maryland canceled what would have been its final game of the regular season on Saturday because of a COVID-19 issues within their program. Practices were paused on Thursday, so any preparation for a bowl game would have been difficult.
The Terps finished the season with two wins, completing only five game games over the course of the nine week schedule. Four of Maryland’s games were ultimately canceled because of COVID-19 issues within the program, the most of any team in the conference.
I will forever be a Terp. Thank you Maryland 🐢❤️ pic.twitter.com/BuytnDZh90
— Jake Funk (@jakefunk34) December 21, 2020