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Kentucky running back Chris Rodriguez returning for 2021 season

Chris Rodriguez scored three touchdowns vs. South Carolina.
Chris Rodriguez scored three touchdowns vs. South Carolina.(UK Athletics)
Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 6:19 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2021 at 6:37 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - Chris Rodriguez confirmed he was coming back to Lexington for the 2021 season on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

Kentucky’s leading rusher in 2021 told Kentucky Sports Radio on Wednesday morning, “I’m not going anywhere.”

Rodriguez ran for 785 yards and 11 touchdowns on 119 carries in 2020 while only playing in nine games. In four of the games he did appear in, Rodriguez reached the 100-yard mark. He was also had a streak of 105 carriers of not being tackled behind the line, a streak that ended in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl against No. 23 NC State. Rodriguez was named a second team All-American by Pro Football Focus.

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