Arkansas RB Alex Collins declares for 2016 NFL Draft

The Arkansas Razorbacks finished off a successful 8-5 season this year and they look to build off of that great mark for 2016. They will have to do it without one of the best players on the offensive side of the ball.

The team is already losing quarterback Brandon Allen to graduation, but they will lose running back Alex Collins to the NFL this year as well. Collins wrote an awesome letter titled “WPS Always” announcing his decision.

“For the past week, I have spent my days and nights with much prayer trying to decide my future at the University of Arkansas.

Without a doubt this has been one of the most difficult weeks of my life as I try to make the right decision for my future. If I return, getting my degree and perhaps breaking new records would be within my reach.”

Collins is just one of three SEC running backs to rush for 1,000 yards in three seasons, joining Arkansas’s Darren McFadden and Georgia’s Herschel Walker.

He rushed for 3,703 yards and 36 touchdowns during his career with the Razorbacks.

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