NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 02: Oklahoma Sooners helmet on the field before the game against the UTEP Miners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated UTEP 56-7. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images) *** local caption ***Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson had his junior season cut short by injury. The next time he plays in a game, it will be in the NFL.Anderson announced tonight that he will be entering the 2019 NFL Draft. He has been away from the team rehabbing the knee injury that ended his season in Week 2.“I thoroughly enjoyed these past four years in Norman and am proud to have worn the crimson and cream,” Anderson wrote in a statement.Boomer Sooner⚡️ pic.twitter.com/weW7REn7ra— Rodney Anderson (@24RAnderson) November 1, 2018Anderson had already rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns on only 11 carries before hurting his knee against UCLA. The injury cost him a chance to build on a breakout 2017 season.Last fall, Anderson rushed for 1,161 yards and 13 touchdowns on 188 carries. He racked up nearly 1,500 yards from scrimmage as Oklahoma won the Big 12 and reached the College Football Playoff.Anderson missed the entire 2016 season with a leg injury he sustained in training camp. He made his debut in 2015 as a true freshman, making two tackles and carrying once for five yards in two games.If Anderson’s injuries are behind him, he could have a nice pro career. However, his health will no doubt be of great concern given his history.
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