Memphis’ Darrell Henderson leaving early for NFL draft

ESPN

All-American running back Darrell Henderson says he's leaving Memphis after his junior season for the NFL draft.

Henderson shared his decision Wednesday on Twitter, saying he will be forever grateful for Memphis giving him his opportunity to chase his NFL dream. It is unclear if Henderson will play in Memphis' upcoming bowl game.

Henderson, who was named to the Associated Press All-America first team on Tuesday, is listed by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. as the No. 3 running back in his positional rankings for the 2019 draft class.

The native of Batesville, Mississippi, led the Football Bowl Subdivision with 25 total touchdowns. He is second nationally with 1,909 yards rushing and averages 8.9 yards per carry on 214 rushes. Henderson leads the nation with 2,328 all-purpose yards and 22 rushing TDs.

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