Polk will return to Washington for junior year

As expected, Washington running back Chris Polk will return to
the Huskies for his junior season.

In a statement released by the school on Friday afternoon, Polk
says he thinks it will be better for him to stay at Washington for
another season. Polk just finished his redshirt sophomore year with
the Huskies, meaning he could have declared early for the NFL
draft.

Polk is coming off the second-best season in Washington history,
running for 1,415 yards. He capped his season with a career-high
284 yards – second most in school history – in the Apple Cup
against Washington State, then ran for 177 yards in the Huskies’
Holiday Bowl upset of Nebraska.

Polk rushed for 1,146 yards as a freshman, becoming the first
Washington freshman to top 1,000 yards.