Abdullah has a decision to make

Nebraska junior running back Ameer Abdullah says he has a decision to make.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Nebraska junior running back Ameer Abdullah says he will likely have a conversation with head coach Bo Pelini about his possible professional future, but right now Abdullah just wants to enjoy the Huskers' Gator Bowl win.

"That's his job as a head coach, but right now we are enjoying the win," said Abdullah. "I'm just going to go home, watch the national championship, and enjoy time with my family. I haven't seen them in a while."

Abdullah, who rushed for 1,690 yards this season, ended up finishing fourth on the single-season rushing list at Nebraska after a 122 yard performance against Georgia. Abdullah finishes the season with 11 games rushing for over 100 yards. It ties Mike Rozier, Lawrence Phillips, and Ahman Green for a school record.

. "I'm just proud of my team right now, the way the offensive line came out and was able to help move the ball," said Abdullah. "They did a great job today. The running lanes were really clear. I'm just enjoying football right now."

In the past two seasons, Abdullah has carried the ball over 500 times. While the Alabama native would likely not be a first or second round draft selection, running backs have a limited shelf life and only so many carries in their bodies.

"It could be a very potent offense," said Abdullah when looking at the 2014 Nebraska offense. "There are a lot of talented backs, Imani (Cross), Terrell (Newby), myself. We have a lot of guys coming in. A lot of young receivers. I feel the legend of Tommy Armstrong is going to start very soon. I know he's a heck of a worker and going to put a lot of work in the offseason to get better to improve."

The last time Pelini had to have a discussion with one of his high-profile players about entering the draft early, Ndamukong Suh returned for his senior season.

"Suh is much more highly touted than I am," said a laughing Abdullah. "Don't compare me to Suh. It's a different situation."

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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