Former Nebraska football star Maurice Washington tests the waters of the NFL a year after returning to the college football scene.
As twitter account, as noted by the Bluebloods, the running back announcing he’s turning pro after just one season at Grambling State isn’t a bit of a surprise. And it’s not just because he seems to be completely out of football for a few years.
It also looks like spending another year in college might actually improve his NFL profile. After all, Washington wasn’t the main player this season. He had never had more than 10 carries in a game this year. He only had that number twice.
Washington, on the other hand, made the most of its limited action. He averaged 9.7 yards per carry in his 2022. He averaged over 19 yards per carry in his two games this season. He finished his first year since 2019 with 589 yards and 7 touchdowns.
All of these numbers are pretty impressive if you’re talking about what the former Nebraska footballer had in store for one more season in college. Not the best resume.
Maurice Washington has the talent to be successful in the NFL. You have to think that if he had taken a little longer to mature, both as a player and as a person, he might not have found a little more.
That being said, when it comes time to take the leap to the next level, no one knows better than the person making that leap. It’s safe to say that his return to college shows that he can still score very big numbers when he’s running around the football field.
Nebraska football fans know he has talent. It will be interesting to see how far it can take him.