Drake Johnson won’t play football for Michigan in 2017




A sixth year of NCAA eligibility for Michigan running back Drake Johnson won’t be used for football.

Instead Johnson is planning to focus on another sport this upcoming season.

After receiving his NCAA hardship waiver due to the abundance of injuries he suffered throughout his collegiate career, Johnson has decided to use his final year of eligibility to focus on track instead of football according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Via Mlive.com:

“Drake Johnson is going to continue at Michigan, take classes this fall, the latest is that he’s not going to participate in football and concentrate on track,” Harbaugh told reporters Monday in Ann Arbor.

Johnson has rushed for 641 yards and eight touchdowns during his time on the football field with the Wolverines. Unfortunately however ACL injuries tended to get the best of the running back the first of which came during the 2013 season when he was a redshirt freshman. Johnson also didn’t play a down last season after a freak accident with a forklift during the summer.


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