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Ole Miss moves Buford to running back

Ole Miss moves Buford to running back

With freshman running back Eric Swinney out for the season with a stress fracture in his leg, coach Hugh Freeze has decided to add redshirt freshman D.K. Buford to the running backs’ depth chart.

D.K. Buford will move to RB following Eric Swinney's injury. (Photo credit: Ole Miss Athletics)

D.K. Buford will move to RB. (Photo credit: Ole Miss Athletics)

Buford was originally supposed to play cornerback for Ole Miss this season, but the slight change to the Rebels’ depth chart won’t have any effect on Buford’s ability to make plays. He once came out of the backfield as a member of the Lafayette High Commodores. The 5-foot-11, 221-pound was ranked as the fifth-best all-purpose back in the country by 247Sports.

Senior running back Jaylen Walton, who rushed for 586 yards and five touchdowns last season, will get a bulk of the touches this upcoming season for Ole Miss. Outside of Walton, backs Jordan Wilkins, Akeem Judd and Eugene Brazley will also carry the ball.

Swinney, a former four-star recruit, will most likely be redshirted after having surgery on his stress fracture.

(Feature image credit: Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics)

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Courtney Smith

Courtney is from Memphis and received his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Memphis in May of 2014. He began his journalism career covering the Memphis Tigers Men's basketball team, which landed him an intern position on 730 Yahoo Sports Radio and a position with Rivals.com. A freelance writer for the Associated Press, Courtney is also a member of The Rebel Walk team and reports regularly on Ole Miss football and basketball. Courtney, the father of a six-year old girl named Soniyah, prefers to cover NCAA basketball and football, but is happy to report on any other sport that comes his way.

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