ATHENS — UGA junior running back Elijah Holyfield has declared for the NFL Draft, he announced on his Instagram account.
Underclassmen have until Jan. 14 to declare for the upcoming NFL Draft, which takes place April 25-27 in Nashville. The NFL combine is Feb. 26 through March 4 in Indianapolis.
Tight end Isaac Nauta, along with receivers Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman, declared for the draft on Friday.
Holyfield, one of four team captains selected for the Sugar Bowl last Tuesday, joined D’Andre Swift in rushing for more than 1,000 yards this season, marking the second straight campaign Georgia has had dual 1,000-yard rushers.
Nick Chubb and Sony Michele each had more than 1,000 yards rushing last season.
Holyfield, from College Park, Ga., led the Bulldogs with 62 yards on 12 carries in the Sugar Bowl, giving him 1,018 on the season.
The 5-foot-11, 215-pounder averaged 6.4 yards per carry — the same as Swift — and his seven touchdowns tied for third on the team behind Swift (13) and receiver Riley Ridley (9).
Holyfield, the son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, set a career high with 115 yards rushing in Georgia’s win over Kentucky last season.