Arkansas running back Knile Davis to enter the NFL draft

Arkansas running back Knile Davis will forego his senior season at Arkansas, and plans to enter the NFL draft.

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Arkansas junior running back Knile Davis will enter the 2013 NFL draft, according to a message posted to his Twitter account Wednesday.

“The administration, coaches, teams, and fans have been great. That’s the Arkansas blue collar way,” Davis wrote. “Time to take that to the NFL.”

Davis led all Southeastern Conference running backs in rushing in 2010 with 1,322 yards, but missed the entire 2011 season after breaking his ankle in the preseason.

He returned to Arkansas for the 2012 season, where he rushed for 377 yards and two touchdowns on 112 carries as a junior.

According to reports, Davis has hired former Razorback track star Mike Conley as his agent, and will begin working out in Dallas in preparation for the NFL combine this spring.