Guice to enter National Football League draft, forego senior season

Ruben Hill
January 13, 2018

LSU running back Derrius Guice has most likely played his last game as a Tiger.

His departure along with the departure of senior backup Darrel Williams means the top returning rusher for the Tigers is senior-to-be Nick Brossette, who rushed for 78 yards this season.

Guice finished his LSU career with 3,074 yards and 29 touchdowns on 471 attempts, as well as 32 receptions for 250 yards and three touchdowns.

Guice came into 2017 with high expectations.

Guice earned first-team All-SEC honors in 2016 and second-team honors this past season. Guice announced his intention to forgo the final year of his eligibility Wednesday and will hire an agent, making him one of the best running backs in the 2018 class. He had five 100-yard performances this past season, including a 276-yard effort against Ole Miss. Guice set the single-season school record for rushing yards in a 285-yard effort against Texas A&M in the 2016 season finale.

Guice got off to a quick start this past season, topping the 100-yard mark in each of the first two games and combining for four touchdowns.

A native of Baton Rouge, La., Guice leaves with a career average of 6.527 yards per carry, also an LSU record. Guice (5-11, 218) has the frame to hold up at the next level and his film shows a unique blend of strength and burst from his lower body.

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