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Ole Miss star running back Jerrion Ealy reveals plans for 2022

Steve Samra01/02/22
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It was a tough night for Ole Miss in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Saturday. After quarterback Matt Corral went down with an injury in his final game with the Rebels, their offense sputtered. Now, running back Jerrion Ealy has announced he’ll be joining Corral in the 2022 NFL Draft.

On Sunday, the Ole Miss star revealed his plans for 2022 on social media.

“I want to start off by thanking God for allowing me to have such an amazing experience during my time at Ole Miss, and blessing me to be in this position,” started Ealy. “To my Mom, Dad, and the rest of my family, thank you for always loving me and supporting me every step of the way.”

Continuing, Ealy would go on to thank his teammates, coaches and “the great State of Mississippi.” Throughout, the running back was sincere, conveying how hard of a decision it is for him to end his time at Ole Miss.

“After much prayer and thoughtful conversation with my family, I have decided to forego my senior year of eligibility and declare for the 2022 NFL Draft,” stated Ealy. “I appreciate all of your continued support, and I can’t wait to make you proud at the next level. Go Rebels!”

Jerrion Ealy helped change the culture at Ole Miss. Now, he’ll be looking to have continued success at the next level.

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From the moment he arrived at Ole Miss, Jerrion Ealy was one of the program’s most productive players. In each of his three seasons, the Rebels running back was one of their best players on offense.

Ealy finishes his Rebels career with 2,235 yards rushing. Additionally, he rushed for 20 touchdowns in his career. Ealy didn’t just do it on the ground though — he added 67 receptions for 545 yards and four touchdowns receiving.

Jerrion Ealy proved he’s a difference-maker at Ole Miss. Rebels faithful will be rooting for the man who gave his all to the school for three seasons at the next level.