After leading the nation in rushing and being named a concensus first-team FCS All-American, Monmouth University running back Pete Guerriero plans to enter the NFL Draft, bypassing his final season of college eligibility, per Varsity Aces on Twitter.
Pete was one of four finalists for the Walter Payton Award, given to the FCS’s top offensive player.
As a redshirt junior this season, Guerriero obliterated the Monmouth single-season record and ranked No. 1 in the FCS with 1,995 rushing yards. The finalist for the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award also set the school’s single-season record with 2,331 all-purpose yards as the Hawks won the Big South championship and a playoff game for the first time and set the program mark for wins in an 11-3 campaign.
The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Guerriero won the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference track championships as a true freshman.
This is an interesting decision, but he had the best year of his career. I cannot knock him for this decision, but scouts will be scrambling to get all his information and watch film.