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Bryce Petty will return for senior season at Baylor

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Bryce Petty and his ridiculous touchdown-to-interception ratio are returning to Baylor next fall.

Petty told a Waco-area TV station on Thursday he plans to come back for his senior season, ending any speculation he may bolt for the NFL after a fantastic junior year.

With one more regular season game left and then a bowl game, Petty has thrown 28 touchdowns to just two interceptions. His 323.4 passing yards per game rank seventh among FBS quarterbacks, and he’s No. 1 nationally with 11.2 yards per attempt.

Petty wasn’t projected as a first-round pick in CBS Sports’ latest mock draft.

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8 Responses to “Bryce Petty will return for senior season at Baylor”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 5, 2013 2:28 PM

    If Hundley opts to stay in school too this QB rich draft is about to get a lot sparser.

    No Mariota
    Murray injured
    Mettenbergur injured
    No Petty
    Possibly no Hundley

    Somebody is going to reach too high to get Manziel….

  2. coltzfan166 says: Dec 5, 2013 3:46 PM

    Keep in mind we’re not even 100% sure that Manziel and Bridgewater will go to the draft. Both are only 20 years old (even tho Johnny is 21 tomorrow) and could decide they still wanna be in college as 21 year olds and go for a National Championship with the College Football Playoff next year.

    This draft will be ruined though if both QBs stay at school.

  3. dryzzt23 says: Dec 5, 2013 4:35 PM

    Kids never learn, Matt Leinart stayed and cost himself millions.
    Winston will be a bust IMO.

  4. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Dec 5, 2013 5:06 PM

    Not a bad situation for Petty.

    That still leaves these QBs possible for the draft:
    Bridgewater
    Manziel
    Boyd
    Carr
    Fales
    Lynch
    Murray
    Mettenberger
    Miller

    His Qb class would be Mariota, Hundley maybe Bortles.

  5. jdillydawg says: Dec 5, 2013 6:44 PM

    I think it makes sense for Petty. He doesn’t seem ready for the NFL. Of course, I have no proof of that other than he looked pretty overwhelmed in the spotlight this year. He handled it well for the most part, but another year in the limelight could do him good and really improve his game.

    I agree there is always the risk of getting injured, but there’s always the risk of getting drafted really low and never really succeeding if you go too soon.

    Life is full of risks, no two situations are ever the same. I wish him luck and can’t wait to watch him next year.

  6. brenenostler says: Dec 5, 2013 7:38 PM

    @ theworkhorse

    Hundley hasn’t made his decision yet. And yes it would make sense for Lynch, Boyd, Murray, and Mettenberger cause they’re seniors.

  7. iangas33 says: Dec 5, 2013 10:45 PM

    This kid hasn’t faced any notable defense. He’s putting up huge numbers against awful teams

  8. tobeexact says: Dec 6, 2013 9:39 AM

    First I am old school and believe you should get your degree , and besides that honor your scholorship that you got that someone else could have.
    Then there are his numbers which for some reason everyone thinks those are super. First he has a veteran team and a full squad of the ncaa max of 85 scholarship players behind him. To compare , penn states true freshman 18 year old christian hackensburg with only 61 scholarship offers on the roster and a young team to boot , threw for twenty touch downs ,but had 12 pics. He also averaged close to 300 yards a game ,so in my opinion although his stats are good ,by no means are they fantastic , that he would be drafted high or in the first round.
    Yes you take a chance of getting hurt your senior year ,but you also take the risk of getting a career ending injury in the nfl due to being to young and inexperienced going against giys that are 350 lb beasts that unlike college these guys are seasoned pros who want to hurt you when they hit you.
    So stay in school , honor your scholarship commitment and get more experience and at the same time give ypur school a shot at the national championship next year under the new playoff system.

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