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.