NFL Draft 2019: Georgia RB Elijah Holyfield will forgo senior season

The Bulldogs have lost another playmaker to the NFL draft.

Running back Elijah Holyfield announced Friday he will forgo his senior season and try his hand at the next level.

Holyfield — the son of former undisputed cruiserweight and heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield — rushed for 1,018 yards and seven touchdowns for the Bulldogs in 2018.

The junior running back joined teammate D’Andre Swift in rushing for more than 1,000 yards this season. Georgia became the first team in college football history to post back-to-back seasons with multiple 1,000-yard rushers with four different players.

Georgia had Sony Michel and Nick Chubb rush for 1,000 yards in 2017.

Wide receivers Mecole Hardman Jr., Riley Ridley and tight end Isaac Nauta are also leaving Georgia for the draft.