Florida State running back Jashaun Corbin announced he was declaring for the NFL Draft on Monday afternoon. In a post on Twitter, Corbin thanked the coaching staffs at Texas A&M and FSU as well as teammates.
Corbin ran for 887 yards and seven touchdowns while also grabbing 25 receptions for 144 yards and a touchdown in 2021. He broke off a number of long runs early int he season and averaged 5.8 yards per carry, although his totals declined against top-25 rush defenses like NC State and Clemson later in the season.
In Sept. 2019, Corbin tore his hamstring at Texas A&M. He rehabbed diligently in the offseason and came back to run for 401 yards and five touchdowns in his first year at FSU in 2020. But Corbin admitted the injury took an extended amount of time to recover and didn’t feel he hit his stride until later in the 2020 season.
He described his journey back from the torn hamstring in a March 2021 interview with the Osceola.
Corbin had four 100-yard rushing games in 2021, including a season-high 149 against Louisville. He had long runs of 89 vs. Notre Dame and 75 against Louisville. While he had modest games against Miami (15 carries, 68 yards, 1 touchdown) and at Boston College (13 carries, 62 yards), there were challenges against Clemson (31 yards), NC State (33 yards) and Florida (10 yards).
With Corbin’s departure for the NFL, the Seminoles return their No. 2 rusher in Treshaun Ward (81 carries, 515 yards, four touchdowns) as well as Lawrance Toafili (32 carries, 163 yards, one touchdown) and D.J. Williams (10 carries, 47 yards, one touchdown).