Jim Harbaugh says veteran Michigan RB will not return to football
Drake Johnson’s injury-plagued football career is over.
Jim Harbaugh announced on Monday that the veteran Michigan tailback will not be coming back to football in 2017.
Harbaugh said Drake Johnson has decided not to return to football
— angelique (@chengelis) April 10, 2017
Johnson didn’t see any game action in 2016 after a forklift accident during track practice hospitalized him. Harbaugh said that the accident “would’ve killed a lesser man,” but Johnson suffered a hamstring injury.
Originally, he announced in November that he would sit the remaining games and try to remain eligible for a sixth year at Michigan. He had already redshirted as a true freshman and he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his first game in 2013.
The Ann Arbor native finished his college career with 116 carries for 641 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Johnson scored two touchdowns in the Citrus Bowl in 2015, which wound up being his last collegiate game.
Michigan’s spring game is set for Saturday at 1 p.m.