Tigers Tony Pollard declares for NFL Draft

Tony Pollard, left, runs past Central Florida linebacker Titus Davis (10) on his way to a 66-yard touchdown during the second half of the American Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Central Florida won in overtime 62-55. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tigers running back and kick returner Tony Pollard took to twitter late Friday night to announce he is declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Pollard thanked everyone in the program from the staff to his teammates, and also his family.

He then went on to say, “After long consideration, I have decided to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft. I will forever be Tiger Alumni, and continue representing Memphis wherever I go. Once a Tiger always a Tiger. Love you Memphis!!!”

In three seasons at Memphis, Pollard finished with 941 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns, including 6 rushing touchdowns this last season. Pollard added 1,292 career receiving yards and 9 receiving touchdowns.

The Memphis native was also dynamic in the return game, finishing his Tiger career with 2,616 kick return yards and 7 kick return touchdowns.

The former Melrose product joins his fellow teammate Darrell Henderson as Tiger running backs leaving early for the NFL draft.

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