Michigan RB Donovan Edwards to return in 2024

HOUSTON, TEXAS - JANUARY 8: Donovan Edwards #7 of the Michigan Wolverines runs the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Washington Huskies during the 2024 CFP National Championship game at NRG Stadium on January 8, 2024 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by CFP/Getty Images)

While one Michigan running back is opting for the NFL Draft, another is deciding to stay for the 2024 season.

Donovan Edwards posted on social media Monday that he’ll return to the Wolverines program.

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Edwards enjoyed a historic year in 2023. He was part of the first Michigan team to win the national championship since 1997, and he also ran for two scores against No. 2 Washington in the title game.

Edwards himself handed in standout performance after standout performance. He was named Offensive Player of the Week four times last season.

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The West Bloomfield, Michigan, native ran for 497 yards and five touchdowns in 2023.

Perhaps Edwards’ best season came in 2022. He ran for a career-high 997 yards and seven touchdowns.

With Edwards back in the backfield, Michigan will have a veteran presence at running back in 2024. Former Michigan ball-carrier Blake Corum announced his decision to declare for the NFL Draft on Sunday.