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The NFL will have to wait another year before it sees Bryce Love go pro.

The nation’s second-leading rusher will return for his senior year at Stanford. His dad broke the news to the San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday.

Love’s 2017 season was spectacular, but it could have been even better. He played most of the season with an ankle injury. While he only missed one game, he was never 100 percent. Still, he ran for 2,118 yards and 19 touchdowns.

He’ll have an offseason to recover, and Stanford’s got to love the idea of a healthy Love in the backfield.

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This article first appeared on The Sports Post and was syndicated with permission.

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1941 - 3 FB - CHI
Norm Standlee
1942 - 3 HB - PHI
Pete Kmetovic
1942 - 10 QB - CHI
Frankie Albert
1954 - 1 QB - CLE
Bobby Garrett
1957 - 3 QB - SFO
John Brodie
1969 - 16 WR - SFO
Gene Washington
1971 - 1 QB - NWE
Jim Plunkett
1972 - 6 T - HOU
Greg Sampson
1972 - 10 LB - MIN
Jeff Siemon
1978 - 6 WR - GNB
James Lofton
1978 - 10 T - NYG
Gordon King
1981 - 19 T - NWE
Brian Holloway
1982 - 7 RB - MIN
Darrin Nelson
1983 - 1 QB - BAL
John Elway
1988 - 23 RB - CHI
Brad Muster
1992 - 8 T - ATL
Bob Whitfield
1992 - 9 RB - CLE
Tommy Vardell
1993 - 22 DB - SDG
Darrien Gordon
2003 - 26 T - SFO
Kwame Harris
2012 - 1 QB - IND
Andrew Luck
2012 - 24 G - PIT
David DeCastro
2015 - 13 T - NOR
Andrus Peat
2016 -28 G - SFO
Joshua Garnett
2017 - 3 - DE - SF
Solomon Thomas
2017 - 8 - RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
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