By Scooby Axson
July 29, 2014
Dustin Snipes for Sports Illustrated; Illustration by Nicole Zigmont

One of this week's Sports Illustrated regional covers features UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley, who enters his redshirt junior season among the favorites for Heisman Trophy.

He could have been a top-10 pick had he entered the 2014 NFL Draft. Instead, Hundley came back to school for some unfinished business, as he attempts to lead the Bruins to top of the Pac-12 and possibly into the first-ever college football playoff. At a press conference in April explaining why he was returning to school, Hundley said, "Bringing UCLA back to national prominence ... developing to be the best quarterback I can ... enjoying what I have ... getting a degree."

Hundley completed 67 percent of his passes for 3,071 yards with 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions last season, leading UCLA to a 10-3 record and a rout of Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl.

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For more on Hundley, check out Lee Jenkins' story in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated. Subscribe to Sports Illustrated here.

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