Former Pittsburg HS running back Barnes declares for NFL Draft

Barnes led the Big 12 in rushing this season
Former Pittsburg HS running back Barnes declares for NFL Draft

Former Pittsburg High School running back Alex Barnes is ready to take his shot at the NFL.

Barnes announced via social media on Friday afternoon that he plans to forgo his senior season at Kansas State and enter the NFL draft.

“Coming out of that tunnel and seeing 50,000 fans wearing purple is truly a special feeling and one that I will never forget,” Barnes said in the statement released on Twitter, “I am forever grateful to you for the time that I have spent here. You have been nothing but amazing to me and you will always have a special place in my heart.”

Barnes closed the statement by saying, “I’ll do my best to represent all of you, my FAMILY.”

You can read the full statement below.

Barnes led the Big 12 in rushing this season, picking up 1,355 yards and 12 touchdowns. For his career with the Wildcats he accumulated 2,616 yards and 25 scores in three years.

He played high high school football at Pittsburg High School, earning All-SEK first team honors four times.