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Report: Brett Hundley returning to UCLA

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The NFL’s annual pilfering of top non-senior talent is currently in full swing, although the big-boy football league has reportedly failed to land one of the top young quarterbacks at the FBS level.

ESPN‘s Adam Schefter tweeted Sunday morning that UCLA’s Brett Hundleyplans to return to school for senior season.”  An official announcement of Hundley’s intentions is expected at some point this week, Schefter said.

Hundley has been viewed as a potential Top-10 selection if he came out this year, although many saw the redshirt sophomore as a player who could use at least another season at the collegiate level.

Starting all 27 games the past two seasons, Hundley has totaled 6,816 yards, 59 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in his young career.  At least statistically, though, his performance dipped this season compared to his breakout 2012 campaign.  He did, though, increase his production on the ground, rushing for 748 yards and 11 touchdowns after going for 355 and nine the year before.

With Hundley’s return and coming off a 10-3 season, the Bruins should find themselves inside the Top 10 of most preseason polls.  Personally, Hundley should enter 2014 as one of a handful of front-runners for the Heisman.

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4 Responses to “Report: Brett Hundley returning to UCLA”
  1. onbucky96 says: Jan 5, 2014 12:21 PM

    When told he’d end up in JAX or CLE, Hundley decided to forgo millions in the hope of finding better employment oppertunities in 2015. #holdthedraftinApril

  2. addict2sport says: Jan 5, 2014 12:41 PM

    Someone needs to break the news to Adam that Hundley will be a Redshirt Junior.

  3. jkaflagg says: Jan 5, 2014 6:48 PM

    Hope this is true….no offense to Adam Shefter, but I’ll believe it when UCLA or Hundley confirms it.

    Will be great for Brett to have another year of college, and there no doubt that 13 more starts should improve his QB skills, especially decision making, recognition and passing accuracy. Comparisons to Matt Barkley are silly….Matt had played in a pro style in high school, then started of 3 years at SC..He didn’t come back to work on his skills but to make a run at a title (seems weird now but didn’t seem like it at the time). Hundley’s redshirt year was spent working in the lamented Neuheisel Pistol offense…..Pro scouts will tell you the best QB prospects are those will great skills and game experience, and this will really help Hundley.

  4. thegeneral7694 says: Jan 6, 2014 12:38 AM

    Good move for Hundley….smart play. This is also good news for guys like AJ McCarron and Zach Mettenberger….there are more teams who need a QB than there are franchise QBs in this draft, which means that somebody (or maybe more than one) will get drafted higher than they should. Remember Christian Ponder? That was purely a product of the demand outweighing the supply, and it’ll be the same thing here.

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