Baylor QB Bryce Petty annouces he will return for his senior season in 2014

Thursday December 5th, 2013

Baylor's Bryce Petty Quarterback Bryce Petty has announced he will return to Baylor for the 2014 season. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

On the heels of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's announcement on Tuesday that he will come back to school for his junior season, yet another star signal-caller is set to return to the collegiate ranks. Baylor's Bryce Petty told reporters in Waco, Texas, that he will play for the Bears during his senior campaign in 2014.

"I will definitely be back next year," Petty said.

The Bears quarterback, who has thrown for 3,557 yards with 28 touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed for 168 yards with 11 scores, garnered some Heisman Trophy buzz earlier this fall before delivering a less-than-stellar performance in a 49-17 loss at Oklahoma State on Nov. 23. Baylor coach Art Briles previously received a contract extension through 2023, and the prospects of Briles pairing with Petty for another year could add to Bears' fast-growing reputation. Baylor is currently 10-1 (7-1 Big 12). It still has an outside chance to win the conference, if Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State and the Bears defeat Texas on Saturday.

Junior wide receiver Antwan Goodley and running back Lache Seastrunk have yet to make their intentions for next season known, though Seastrunk did say he would like to return during a student event on Thursday.

rankings in mid-October Louisville Teddy Bridgewater Oregon UCLA Brett Hundley Johnny Manziel LSU Zach Mettenberger
SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.