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Chris Polk will go pro

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Washington running back Chris Polk has answered the question about whether or not he would return for his senior year with the Huskies. Unfortunately for the U-dub faithful, they won’t get to see their star running back in 2012.

According the school’s athletic site, Polk has decided he will skip his senior year and declare for the NFL Draft. The junior running back had 147 yards and a touchdown in Washington’s 67-56 loss to Baylor in the Alamo Bowl as a finale to a year where he rushed for nearly 1,500 yards.

“Chris had a terrific career at Washington and deserves the opportunity to move on to the next level,” Sarkisian said. “We wish him nothing but the best in what I’m sure will be a great professional career.”

As we almost always say with a running back’s decision to go pro, the shelf life for that position is much, much shorter at the next level. It’s a good move to capitalize on that window while it’s open.

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5 Responses to “Chris Polk will go pro”
  1. bleed4philly says: Jan 2, 2012 1:39 PM

    The next Ron Helu.

  2. kuya206 says: Jan 2, 2012 3:24 PM

    Good luck CP! Us UW alumni and fans will have your back! You will be a special player in the league! U-U-U-UDuB!

  3. socalseahawker says: Jan 2, 2012 5:47 PM

    I’ve seen a lot of very good running backs in my years of watching the daWgs and he is the best I’ve seen. Really completed his game this year with with his receiving. I’m being a little selfish here, but I hope somehow he finds his way onto the Hawks!! Good luck CP and keep throwing up the W!!

  4. dawgboned says: Jan 2, 2012 6:56 PM

    As much as I hate to see him go, I’m glad he’s taking the chance now. It may elude him later. Grab the ring when it comes the first time and you won’t be sorry. Good Luck CP. Now the backup RB’s need to reach for and grab this new ring, too. We’ll see which ones take hold next season. Go daWgs..

  5. neovenator250 says: Jan 2, 2012 10:58 PM

    Would love to have him in a Saints uniform if we hadn’t used this years 1st round pick on Mark Ingram. Absolute class act along with being one of the all time Husky greats. Thanks for the memories, Chris.

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