Wake Forest's leading rusher ruled ineligible for 2013 season

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer

Josh Harris has rushed for over 1,700 yards in his college career
Josh Harris has rushed for over 1,700 yards in his college career. (USATSI)

Well Wake Forest's ground game seems to have taken a big hit.

Senior running back Josh Harris has been declared ineligible for the 2013 season. While Wake Forest would not say why Harris has lost his eligibility for the upcoming season, the school did say that it has asked the NCAA for a waiver to restore Harris' eligibility. They hope to have a decision within the next two weeks.

If Harris is forced to sit out the season it will be a big blow to Wake Forest's offense. Harris led the Demon Deacons in rushing last season, going for 608 yards and five touchdowns last season. In his three-year career Harris has rushed for 1,760 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Should Harris not regain eligibility, odds are that Deandre Martin would assume his starting role. Harris rushed for 484 yards and six touchdowns as a freshman in 2012.

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