Clemson running back Will Shipley will forego his remaining eligibility and declare for the 2024 NFL Draft, he announced on social media Wednesday. Shipley is the No. 2 running back behind Ohio State’s TreVeyon Henderson and the No. 89 overall prospect available according to CBS Sports .
“Dear Clemson family, thank you for everything,” Shipley wrote. “The decision to attend Clemson University is the best one I’ve ever made. My Clemson experience has provided me with lifelong benefits and friendships, a confidence to excel in anything I pursue and an appreciation for a standard of excellence. … I have decided to enter my name into the 2024 NFL draft. I am grateful for the last three years and am excited to see what the future holds. Although I am taking the next step of my journey, I will always be a Clemson Tiger!”
In his final game in a Clemson uniform, Shipley recorded 132 all-purpose yards to help the Tigers pull off a 38-35 win over Kentucky in the Gator Bowl on Dec. 29. Shipley returned two kickoffs for 94 yards, rushed for 29 yards and caught two passes for nine yards, but exited the game early because of injury. He finished the 2023 season with 827 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. He also added 31 receptions for 244 yards and two more scores.
Shipley put together the best statical season of his career in 2022. The 5-foot-11 all-purpose back rushed for 1,182 yards and 15 touchdowns and added 38 catches for 242 yards. He finishes his college career with 2,748 yards and 31 touchdowns rushing to go with more than 600 yards receiving.