Rodney Anderson is leaving Oklahoma for the NFL Draft.
“I thoroughly enjoyed these past four years in Norman and am proud to have worn the crimson and cream. The bonds I formed with my teammates, coaches and friends are special to me and being selected captain this season has truly been an honor,” Anderson wrote Thursday on Twitter. “With my degree already in hand and after much discussion with my family, I have chosen to set my sights on the NFL and focus on preparing for the 2019 NFL Draft. This was not an easy decision, but I believe I am ready for this next step.”
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— Rodney Anderson (@24RAnderson) November 1, 2018
The 6-1, 219-pound running back was an early Heisman candidate, but he suffered a season-ending knee injury in just the second game of 2018.
This was the second season-ending injury Anderson suffered for the Sooners as he sustained a broken leg in the second game of his freshman year, as well.
After rehabbing, he came back as a redshirt sophomore in 2017 and rushed for 1,161 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also caught 17 passes for 281 yards and five touchdowns.
Anderson is rated as one of the top running backs in the draft, but he will have to address his injury issues with teams before going into the NFL.