Florida State running back Cam Akers will forgo his senior season to enter the 2020 NFL Draft.
"I cannot begin to express how valuable my three years here have been, especially the relationships I've made with teammates, coaches, support staff and other students," Akers wrote on Twitter. "When I committed to Florida State I had no idea the type of growth and development I would experience as a man and a football player. These last three years have been incredible, and I am so appreciative that the FSU family welcomed a kid from Mississippi with open arms."
Akers also announced he will not play in the Sun Bowl, but will travel to El Paso, Texas, where the Seminoles (6-6) will face Arizona State (7-5) on Dec. 31.
"Even though I won't be playing in the bowl game, I will be at practice and in El Paso supporting my teammates," Akers added. "It's crazy to think that I've played my last game as a Florida State Seminole, but I will carry FSU with me wherever I go. Thank you again to Florida State and our fans for everything."
Akers finishes his Florida State career with 2,875 rushing yards, which ranks sixth on the school's all-time rushing list. He scored 34 combined touchdowns, including 27 rushing.
As a junior this season, he rushed for a career-high 1,144 yards and 14 touchdowns on 231 attempts (5.0-yard average), earning second-team All-ACC honors. He also posted career highs in catches (30), receiving yards (225), and TD receptions (four).
He set a team freshman record by gaining 1,025 yards in 2017, and was a third-team All-ACC selection.
--Field Level Media