Beaver running back Ryan Nall will enter the NFL draft

Oregon State Beavers running back Ryan Nall (#34) is tackled by Oregon Ducks defenders Henry Mondeaux (#92) and Wayne Tei-Kirby (#71). The Oregon State University Beavers hosted the 120th Civil War against the University of Oregon Ducks on Saturday afternoon at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore. The Oregon State Beavers beat the Oregon Ducks 34-24 breaking an eight-year losing streak. Photo by Austin Hicks, Oregon News Lab

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State running back Ryan Nall has decided to declare for the NFL draft with a year of eligibility remaining.

Nall rushed for 2,216 yards during his career, ranked eighth on the Beavers' career list. He ran for 24 touchdowns (seventh) and had nine 100-yard rushing games (seventh). He also had 56 catches for 563 yards and four touchdowns.

"When I was recruited four years ago, I was fortunate in knowing that I was going to be in the best hands both academically and athletically," he said in a statement released Tuesday. "My time at Oregon State has been a blessing - both on and off the field - as the memories that I have shared with my teammates, coaches, and Beaver Nation will be with me forever."

A native of Sandy, Oregon, Nall was a standout at Portland's Central Catholic High School and was recruited to Oregon State by then-coach Mike Riley.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.

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