Jan. 16, 2007
Marshall University junior running back Ahmad Bradshaw announced Monday that he has declared for the NFL draft and will not return for his senior season.
"We wish Ahmad nothing but the best," Marshall head coach Mark Snyder said. "He had done a lot for our program and always will be a member of our football family. He needs to do what he felt was best for him and we support him."
Ahmad Bradshaw was the sixth-leading rusher in the nation with 1,523 rushing yards this season (fourth highest total in Marshall history and the most ever in a 12-game season). The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Bradshaw led Conference USA with 126.9 yards per game and earned first team All-Conference USA honors. He scored 21 touchdowns, including two TD receptions.
The native of Bluefield, Va., currently stands fifth all-time in school history with 2,987 rushing yards. He trails only college football hall of famer Jackie Hunt, Ron Darby, Doug Chapman and Chris Parker.
Bradshaw fell just one yard short of Marshall's all-time single-game rushing record when he ran for 261 yards against UTEP this season. He also rushed for 242 yards in a win at UAB. Those two single-game performances rank among the top five best in school history.