Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert announced on Thursday night that he would forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2021 NFL Draft.
— Khalil Herbert (@JuiceHerbert) December 17, 2020
Herbert ran for 1,183 yards this past season despite being limited for a couple of games with an injury. He also caught 10 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown, while averaging 26.9 yards on 11 kickoff returns. He led the nation with 1,791 all-purpose yards.
Herbert’s biggest game as a Hokie came on October 3 when he ran for 207 yards against Duke.
With Herbert gone, Virginia Tech’s leading returning rusher is tailback Raheem Blackshear with 288 yards. However, Jalen Holston finished with 189 yards and came on strong at the end of the season. He ran for 36 yards and two touchdowns against Miami while averaging nine yards per carry, and he later added 58 yards on 14 carries in the season finale against UVA.