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.