Oklahoma QB turns down NFL

Jan. 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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NORMAN, Okla., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones said Thursday he would bypass the NFL draft this year and return for his senior season with the Sooners.

Jones was considered a potential Top 10 pick in this year's draft, but would have been competing with Stanford's Andrew Luck and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III for a high choice.

He has thrown for 12,389 yards and 93 touchdown passes in his Oklahoma career. He has set 21 school records and is 30-8 as a starter.

"I want to accomplish the goals that I set before I got here, and there is still a lot more to do," Jones said. "I want to make sure I've exhausted every effort in that area.

"We hope to have another opportunity to make a title run. Most of the offensive line returns and we have several receivers and backs returning too."

Oklahoma went 10-3 this season with a victory in the Insight Bowl over Iowa. Jones threw for 4,469 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2011.

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