Penn State football’s season came to a close on Tuesday, which means star running back Miles Sanders has a decision to make.
It was a disappointing final game for the Nittany Lions.
The team nearly came back from a big deficit against Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl, but ultimately fell 27-24.
Kentucky’s tough defense, led by future top pick, did a pretty good job of bottling up Sanders, who had been productive all year.
He finished with 13 carries for 51 yards on the game, along with two catches for seven yards through the air.
Sanders finished out his junior year with 1,274 rushing yards and nine touchdowns, averaging a strong 5.8 yards per carry.
Miles Sanders hasn’t revealed if he’s played his last game for Penn State football yet, but an NFL decision is coming soon.
After the game, he addressed things a bit. From The Morning Call:
Sanders rushed for 51 yards on 13 carries, finishing the season with 1,274 yards. He called the decision “super difficult, probably the hardest decision I’m going to make in my entire life.”
“I think the season went really well,” Sanders said. “I put my heart on the line for the seniors and for the team. I think I played very selflessly. I did what I could to help the team win each week.”
Asked why he would return, Sanders said, ‘To win a national championship. That’s easy.”
Ahead of the Citrus Bowl, CBS Sports said that Sanders is likely an “Early Day Three” draft pick if he comes out.