Ameer Abdullah to play in Senior Bowl

Ameer Abdullah is going home. In January the Alabama native will play in the Senior Bowl.

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, will play in the Senior Bowl on January 24th in Mobile, Alabama. The game's website confirmed the Alabama native will play in the contest on Monday.

“Ameer exemplifies everything that is right with college football,” Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage said. “He has taken care of his business on and off the field in a first class way at Nebraska. We are happy he has decided to come back to his home state and play in our game.”

Abdullah, who has rushed for 1,523 yards this season, was a Heisman candidate for much of the year before getting hurt against Purdue. The injury allowed him to only rush for 274 yards over the last four games, well off his early season pace. The senior ended up being an AP second-team All-American.

"It was great," said Abdullah. "I worked pretty hard myself in the offseason to get those type of notaries at the end of the year, but our work isn't done."

Nebraska (9-3) plays USC (8-4) on Saturday in the Holiday Bowl, Abdullah's last game in a Nebraska jersey.

"It's not about how I want to end things. It's about how we should end things," Abdullah told reporters last week, including the Lincoln Journal Star. "It's not about wanting to, it's about how we should end."

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