Alabama is set to lose another running back to the NFL. Josh Jacobs is turning pro, according to a new report from AL.com.
Jacobs led the Crimson Tide with 11 rushing touchdowns this season. He was third on the team in rushing yards with 640, a career-high.
Jacobs also set a career-high in carries with 120, and caught 20 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns. Last but not least, he added 428 yards and another score on kickoff returns.
Matt Zenitz of AL.com broke the news of Jacobs’ decision. He joins leading rusher Damien Harris (graduation) as Crimson Tide running backs headed to the NFL.
Alabama running back Josh Jacobs is turning pro, per sources https://t.co/IaBxjPjG3P
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) January 11, 2019
While losing Damien Harris and Jacobs will certainly affect the Crimson Tide, they don’t exactly have a bare cupboard at running back.
Najee Harris, who was second on the team with 783 rushing yards, is back for his junior season. So is Brian Robinson, who rushed 63 times for 272 yards this fall.
Alabama also signed five-star Trey Sanders, the No. 1 running back and No. 5 overall recruit in the country, and owns a commitment from four-star Keilan Robinson.