Ellington to return to Clemson

Clemson running back Andre Ellington will return for his senior season, CUTigers has learned.

Clemson redshirt junior running back Andre Ellington's brief flirtation with the National Football League, is over.

According to multiple sources, CUTigers has learned Ellington will not enter the 2012 NFL Draft and return for his senior year.

Ellington rushed for 1,178 yards and 11 touchdowns this past season while fighting a hamstring injury and a high ankle sprain.

His return will give Clemson one of the top returning backs in the ACC, and assuming Mike Bellamy is back on the team, one of the top offensive backfields in the country.

Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen has been the only underclassmen to declare for the draft this year. Allen was the Mackey Award winner last year and set single season records for catches, yards and touchdowns by a Clemson tight end.

Redshirt junior Dalton Freeman has also given the NFL consideration, but he is believed to be set on returning for his senior season.

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