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LSU senior running back John Emery Jr. is returning to the team in 2023 for a fifth season instead of entering the NFL Draft.

Monday was the deadline for players to declare for the NFL Draft, and Emery Jr. did not declare. He has also hinted at his return with a couple of social media posts over the last few weeks.

Emery Jr. played in 11 games this past season with two starts. He finished the year with 375 rushing yards and six touchdowns and caught 13 passes for 129 yards and two receiving touchdowns.

He returns to the LSU running back room that includes Armoni Goodwin, Noah Cain, and Josh Williams. The Tigers also signed four-star high school running backs Trey Holly and Kaleb Jackson this offseason.

Emery Jr., a former five-star running back from St. Rose, La. (Destrehan HS), missed the 2021 season and the first two games of the 2022 season due to an academic suspension.
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Deplorable Duke13 months
Smart move not to declare for the draft. He likely would not have been selected.
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OldschoolTiger2413 months
Great! He's not a quitter!
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Hurricane Mike13 months
Championship
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225Tyga13 months
We’ve know this but still
Good to see!
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cajunmud13 months
A no-brainer. Now dedicate yourself into being RB1!
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bayoucook13 months
Good news..
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SabiDojo13 months
Heisman
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chaso13 months
Hell Yeah !
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Sharlo13 months
Boom bitches!
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LSUMANINVA13 months
He’ll bring back glory to the LSU RB position. Book it.
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Morpheus13 months
I’ll temper expectations based off his current body of work so far
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Spankum13 months
Great! I hope he runs wild this year! If the running backs do well, that means we have a stellar o-line. That, in turn means the passing game is also flourishing.

I’m convinced that a good running game is a good indicator of the whole offense.
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mla010013 months
Def, the right decision to come back, but he’s going to have to solve the ball security issues! Also, needs work on his pass blocking (blitz pickup) duties….
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slicc333313 months
LSU RB John Emery Jr. Returning For The 2023 Season---AND doing what exactly?? Will he run like a 5* ? Will he get 5ypc? how about a 200yard game?
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ToppDogg8513 months
2023 will be an epic year for Emery!
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