To nobody's surprise, Washington's star running back will take his talents to the NFL.
Bishop Sankey, who set the Huskies' single-season rushing record this year with 1,870 yards and was a Doak Walker Award finalist, will forego his senior season at UW and enter the NFL draft, his father, Chris, confirmed on Monday.
Sankey, a Gonzaga Prep (Spokane) alum, leaves UW as the third-leading rusher in school history, and is tied with George Wilson for the most touchdowns in UW history with 38.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins said after Friday night's Fight Hunger Bowl victory that he also plans to forego his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
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Sankey, who was among the nation's rushing leaders for most of the season and was ranked third nationally heading into UW's bowl game, finished his career with a 95-yard, two-touchdown performance against BYU. He injured his hand and sat out the fourth quarter.
He broke Corey Dillon's single-season rushing record (1,695 yards set in 1996) in 12 games, one season after rushing for 1,439 yards and 16 touchdowns. Sankey also set a single-season record for carries. His 5.4 yards per carry during his UW career ranks fifth-best in school history.
Sankey told reporters last week that he received a third-round grade from the NFL college advisory committee.
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