Ameer Abdullah back for Nebraska

Updated: January 10, 2014, 6:22 AM ET
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah will return for his senior season, he announced on Thursday.

Abdullah ranked ninth in the FBS this season with 1,690 rushing yards, to go with nine touchdowns. The first team All-Big Ten honoree had at least 100 yards rushing in 11 different games.

Abdullah released a 392-word statement through the school in which he mentioned his modest upbringing as the youngest of nine children in his family. Every one of his siblings, he said, has ...

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