Leonard Floyd, Malcolm Mitchell to return to Georgia for senior seasons

Sunday December 14th, 2014

Linebacker Leonard Floyd and wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell are among several Georgia juniors who have announced their intention to return to school in 2015, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mitchell, Floyd, offensive tackle John Theus and linebacker Jordan Jenkins -- all juniors -- have elected to return, according to the report. The announcement was reportedly made at the team's annual gala on Saturday. 

At the event, Mitchell was named the team's comeback player of the year, while Floyd was named the most valuable player on the Bulldogs' defense. Mitchell tore his ACL during the first game of the 2013 season, but he returned to action on Oct. 4 and caught 28 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns in eight games this season. 

This season, Floyd recorded a team-best six sacks and tallied 55 total tackles. SI.com's Andy Staples listed Floyd No. 26 on his most recent 2015 NFL draft board

Georgia finished this season 9-3. The Bulldogs will play Louisville in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 30. 

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