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BREAKING: Tarean Folston Headed to the NFL

January 17, 2017
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Notre Dame running back Tarean Folston has been low key throughout his career in South Bend, so it’s not a surprise the Florida native isn’t making a big deal about his next move, which will be the NFL.

The 5-foot-9, 215-pounder told Irish Sports Daily on Monday that he will forego his fifth season at Notre Dame and prepare for the 2017 NFL Draft.

“That’s correct,” Folston stated when asked if he was NFL bound.

The Cocoa product burst onto the scene his freshman year carrying the rock 88 times for 470 yards and three scores. In his sophomore season, Folston looked like he was turning the corner, as he rushed for 889 yards and six touchdowns.

Primed for a big junior season, Folston tore his ACL in the opening game against Texas on his third carry of the season. Folston returned to the field in 2016, but never consistently got to carry the ball, as he ran for 334 yards and two scores on 77 carries.

For his career, Folston recorded 1,712 rushing yards on 343 carries and 11 touchdowns.

Notre Dame's backfield will return juniors Josh Adams and Dexter Williams to go along with sophomore Tony Jones Jr. and add early enrollee freshman CJ Holmes in 2017.


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