Brett Hundley to return for redshirt junior season

UCLA has announced a 9 a.m. Monday press conference for Brett Hundley’s “major announcement.”

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UCLA’s potential run at a Rose Bowl or national title is still alive.

Quarterback Brett Hundley will return to UCLA for his redshirt junior season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, turning down what could have been a first-round selection in the NFL draft. The star quarterback had said after the Bruins’ 42-12 Sun Bowl win over Virginia Tech last week that he had “no idea” what his decision will be.

Hundley rushed for a career-high 161 yards and two touchdowns against the Hokies while throwing for 226 yards and two more scores — breaking Cade McNown’s UCLA bowl game record for total offensive yards. The redshirt sophomore has struggled with decision-making throughout the season, but his talent and upside make him a tantalizing pro prospect.

When he declares, Hundley will be the first Bruin quarterback drafted since McNown went 12th overall to the Chicago Bears in 1999. McNown took UCLA to its last Rose Bowl berth four months earlier.

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  • max

    Great news! The Bruins will be favored to win the PAC-12 south and make a legit run at the Rose Bowl and a playoff spot!

  • SKL

    And the collective hearts, souls and minds of all the trojan losers who frequent this blog have another bad morning. Sad at this point.

    D-bag loser reply in 3–2–1…

  • LB_Jason

    I’m glad it’s not Shelley Smith reporting this. Remember, she had Chow packing his bags and moving across town a few years back.

  • Bruin 34

    #Boom!#8clap!#playoffs!#Go F’ing Bruins!

  • gotroy22

    That’s a huge get for you guys, congratulations, I only wish Marquis had stayed so both teams in LA would have a player vying for the Heisman next year.

    • Hogsman

      Too bad Lee got hurt this season. Hope it doesn’t affect his draft status – I doubt it will.

  • Go Bruinz

    “The redshirt sophomore has struggled with decision-making throughout the season” –> I’d say his first decision for next year is a pretty good one. Good for him and great for the team! Hope he can really develop this next year into an elite level QB so he can be productive for many years in the NFL! #8clap #gobruins

  • Bruin 34

    BRO is reporting that Nixon has reached out to UCLA!

    • Michael Johnston Sr.

      Do you mean Mixon, or the dead president?

  • Humblest

    I hope this is true, but didn’t Schefter have Jim L. Mora going to Texas?

    • LTEfan

      No, Schefter only reported that Texas was interested in Mora and had contacted his representatives.

  • jameskatt

    Yay!

  • LTEfan

    The last month for Joe Blow — DISASTER. 14-35. Mora, Hundley and Klemm all staying at UCLA. Sarkiffen to USC.