Oklahoma Football: Rodney Anderson Declares For 2019 NFL Draft

The Oklahoma football program lost junior running back Rodney Anderson to injury earlier this season. Now, he has decided that he will not be returning to the Sooners and has instead turned his attention towards the 2019 NFL Draft.

In a statement on social media, Anderson announced his intentions to turn pro.

“During my recruiting visit to Oklahoma,” Anderson wrote. “I immediately sensed the strong family atmosphere and knew that this was where I wanted to attend school and play college football.

“I thoroughly enjoyed these past four years in Norman and am proud to have worn the crimson and cream. The bonds I formed with my teammates, coaches and friends are special to me and being selected captain this season has truly been an honor. With my degree already in hand and after much discussion with my family, I have chosen to set my sights on the NFL and focus on preparing for the 2019 NFL Draft. This was not an easy decision, but I believe I am ready for this next step.”

Anderson injured his knee in Week 2.

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— Rodney Anderson (@24RAnderson) November 1, 2018

Last season, Anderson rushed for 1,161 yards and 13 touchdowns. This season, Anderson had racked up 119 yards and three touchdowns on just 11 carries.

Next up for the Sooners is a meeting with the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium.

Kickoff between Oklahoma and Texas Tech is set for 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.