Georgia RB Elijah Holyfield joins fellow Bulldogs turning pro

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Add one more Georgia Bulldog to the list of players leaving Athens early for a shot at the NFL. Running back Elijah Holyfield joined a handful of Georgia players making their decisions known Friday evening.

Holyfield shared a statement on his Twitter account to confirm he is leaving behind a year of eligibility to go to the NFL in 2019.

“I would like to take this time to officially declare for the 2019 NFL Draft,” Holyfield said in a statement on his Twitter account. “I go forward, while always reflecting on my time in Athens, knowing I will work tirelessly to make dawg nation proud.”

Holyfield was one of Georgia’s leading rushers this season with 1,018 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Together with D'Andre Swift, Georgia featured one of the top running back combos in college football this past season. Now, Swift Will Likely take on the lead role while Kirby Smart looks to get another running back ready to step in to

Holyfield joins receivers Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman and tight end Isaac Nauta in declaring early for the NFL Draft today.