Florida State running back Jacques Patrick’s decision of whether to declare for the NFL Draft or return for his senior season in 2018 is in.
The Orlando, Fla. product announced on his Twitter account on Wednesday evening that he would remain with the Seminoles for one final year under new head coach Willie Taggart.
I have decided not to put my name in this year’s NFL Draft and will remain at Florida State for my senior season! I’m excited to get back to work with my teammates and our new coaching staff to prepare for a great 2018 season. See you in Doak on September 3rd!!
— Jacques Patrick (@jacques_patrick) January 11, 2018
Despite a difficult 2017 for his team, Patrick played a key role in the Seminoles offense. As the starting running back, he rushed for 748 yards and 7 touchdowns on 134 carries, a yards per carry average of 5.6. He also made 21 catches for 171 yards.
In the Seminoles’ win over Southern Miss in the Independence Bowl on December 27, he ran the ball 16 times for 61 yards and a touchdown. His performance in the regular season finale against Louisiana-Monroe, in which he scored 2 touchdowns on 19 carries and 155 yards, saw him set a career high in rushing yards.