Abdullah talks about decision to return

Posted Jan 16, 2014

After a press release last week, running back Ameer Abdullah held a press conference on Thursday to talk about his decision with teh media.

LINCOLN, Neb. - On Thursday Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah talked about his decision to return to Nebraska for his senior season.

While Abdullah wouldn’t get into the specifics regarding the NFL advisory board, the All-Big Ten running back did say their recommendation was a favorable one.

“It was really high, definitely in the high first half of the draft,” said Abdullah. “You have to take that with a grain of salt.

“It was pretty tough, weighing all the different factors. But at the end of the day I felt like it was right to come back to school and finish my degree.”

In three seasons, Abdullah has 2,977 rushing yards - good for No. 8 all-time on the Nebraska career rushing list.

Abdullah said his biggest conversations regarding whether to return came from his older brother, Mohammed.

“He’s very wise. He knows a lot about life. He’s been through about every situation in life you can imagine,” said Abdullah. “He had a lot of insight on the pros and cons about coming back. I just can’t thank him enough.”

Here are some other highlights from Abdullah’s press conference:

Big Red Report will have full audio from Abdullah’s press confercene later Thursday evening.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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