Knile Davis To Stay At Arkansas In 2012

Arkansas running back Knile Davis will stay with the Razorbacks for another year and forgo any NFL Draft possibility until at least 2013. Davis released the following statement today through the Arkansas media department:

I have made the decision to return to the University of Arkansas for the 2012 season as I am determined to help this program accomplish the goals we have set in place. My injury was unfortunate, but I feel I have worked extremely hard for the opportunity to lead the Razorbacks on the field. Through my setback last season, I remained positive and was committed to persevering and I plan to apply those principles to this year’s team.

I believe Coach (Bobby) Petrino is the best coach in America, and he has put this program back on the national stage. He has instilled in everyone the expectation to be great and that we will win championships. I want to thank Chancellor (David) Gearhart and (Director of Athletics) Jeff Long for setting such great examples on how to operate every day. You can tell the leadership at Arkansas truly cares about us as people and has put the resources in place for us to reach our goals, and that is very special. Also, our fans make playing for the Razorbacks a great experience.

I can’t wait for another season with them and my teammates in 2012.

A preseason favorite as starting running back and a team captain, Davis injured his ankle during the first day of fall practice and was sidelined for the Razorbacks' 11-2 season. Earlier this month, he had submitted his name to the NFL Draft advisory board.

In 2010, Davis rushed for 1,322 net yards, averaging 101.7 yards a game, and scored 13 touchdowns. He also has 136 yards in pass receptions and one touchdown.