Georgia RB Swift announces decision to enter NFL draft

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Georgia tailback D'Andre Swift, who has been injured and may or may not play in the game, takes questions from the media during the Georgia Offense press conference for the Sugar Bowl against Baylor on Sunday, December 29, 2019, in New Orleans. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia running back DÁndre Swift, the team's leading rusher for two straight decisions, is entering the NFL draft.

Swift, a junior, made his decision public on his Twitter account on Friday. The decision was expected after he led the Bulldogs with 1,218 yards rushing this season. It was his second straight season with more than 1,000 yards.

Swift says the decision came after he and his family “spent a considerable amount of time determining what's best for me."

Swift (5-9, 215) is expected to be one of the top running backs in the draft, even after he was limited by a left shoulder injury in the postseason. He had only one carry for two yards in Georgia's Sugar Bowl win over Baylor.

Georgia is awaiting NFL decisions from other top players, including quarterback Jake Fromm.

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