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Arkansas RB Rakeem Boyd opts out to prepare for NFL draft

Rakeem Boyd/Arkansas Razorbacks
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Published: Dec. 1, 2020 at 7:45 PM CST
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas running back Rakeem Boyd has opted out of the rest of this season to focus on preparing for the NFL draft.

Boyd, a senior, rushed for 2,176 yards and 13 touchdowns and caught 52 passes for 358 yards in his career for the Razorbacks.

Last season was his best — he ran for 1,133 yards and eight touchdowns. He was named to this year’s preseason All-SEC second team, but health issues limited his action, and he finished with 309 yards rushing and three scores.

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