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Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray said Sunday night he is returning for his senior season.
Murray announced on his Twitter account he won't leave early to enter the NFL draft.
''Blessed to be the QB for the Dawgs, not ready to leave just yet. Time to get back to work & help lead this team to a championship,'' Murray said.
Murray, a fourth-year junior, already has graduated. He led Georgia to a 12-2 finish that included a loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game and a victory over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl. Murray threw five touchdown passes in the bowl game.
Murray is the first quarterback in SEC history to pass for 3,000 yards in three straight seasons. He had 3,898 yards passing this season to set a Georgia record, topping Eric Zeier's mark of 3,525 in 1993. Murray threw 36 touchdowns passes and only 10 interceptions and leads the nation with a 174.8 passer rating.
Another top Georgia junior, linebacker Jarvis Jones, has announced he is entering the NFL draft. While Jones is projected to be a high first-round pick, the forecast for Murray was not as clear. Murray likely would have expected to be selected no higher than the second round.
Georgia issued no immediate statement on Murray's decision. Coach Mark Richt said recently he would support Murray and other juniors no matter their decisions on the draft.
''If these guys choose to stay, I'm thrilled obviously, but if they choose to go I'm their No. 1 fan ether way because I just want what's best for them,'' Richt said. ''I can't say what's best for them. They have to figure out for themselves. They're grown men now.''
Murray's decision means Georgia's offense will return almost all of its top starters from a unit that averaged a school-record 37.8 points.
Georgia loses senior receivers Tavarres King and Marlon Brown but will return receiver Malcolm Mitchell, tailbacks Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall and all five starting offensive linemen.
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Aaron Murray will be the Georgia Bulldogs quarterback for the 2013 season.
Murray did not announce his decision in a grand press release issued through the university.
He simply popped out a quick tweet on his Twitter account and presumably moved on with his life.
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ATLANTA -- Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray says he is returning for his senior season.
Murray announced on his Twitter account Sunday night he won't leave early to enter the NFL draft.
"Blessed to be the QB for the Dawgs, not ready to leave just yet," Murray tweeted.
He said he wanted to return to "help lead this team to a championship."
Murray, a fourth...
Today in a press conference, a day after Murray was talking trash about AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, he has made up his mind about next year. It is official ladies and gentlemen Aaron Murray could compete to be the top pick in next years draft.
“Blessed to be the QB for the Dawgs, not ready to leave just yet,” Murray tweeted. “Time to get back to work & help lead this...
Aaron Murray announced via Twitter that he will be returning to the Georgia Bulldogs for his senior season. The quarterback led his team to the SEC Championship Game after winning the SEC East and beating rival Florida. Georgia will probably be favored to win the SEC East next year after this announcement.
Blessed to be the QB for the Dawgs, not ready to leave just yet. Time to get...
Georgia fans (and bloggers everywhere) got some good news on Sunday. Georgia starting quarterback Aaron Murray announced on Twitter (where else?) that he is returning for his senior season in Athens in the fall.
“Blessed to be the QB for the Dawgs, not ready to leave just yet,”
Murray tweeted to his more than 63,000 followers. “Time to get back to
work & help lead...
Quarterback Aaron Murray will return for his season year at Georgia. The Bulldogs quarterback announced via twitter that he would be back next season.
“Not ready to leave just yet,” Murray tweeted. “Time to get back to work and help lead this team to a championship.”
Murray will have another season to try and generate some NFL draft stock. This year he would likely have...
Aaron Murray's coming back to Georgia, it seems. The UGA quarterback tweeted: "Blessed to be the QB for the Dawgs, not ready to leave just yet. Time to get back to work & help lead this team to a championship #GoDawgs" Murray threw for 3,893 yards and 36 TDs last season for a Georgia team that was five yards from making the National Championship and eventually...
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Zero Tide Thirty.
Aaron Murray announced via Twitter that he would return for his RS senior season at Georgia.
ATHENS - Georgia QB Aaron Murray will return Between the Hedges for his final season.
Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray said Sunday night he is
returning for his senior season.
Last night if you watched the National Championship game, you would have seen AJ McCarron’s girlfriend because they showed a picture of her and she was a show stopper. McCarron played an amazing game, to find out he wasn’t the talk of twitter. Instead his girlfriend Katherine Webb (Miss Alabama) was the talk of social medai. Fellow college quarterback Aaron Murray of Georgia...
Murray talks about his decision to return to UGA:
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3. Georgia QB Aaron Murray vs. Nebraska: Don’t tell Aaron Murray that Nebraska had the best passing defense in the country entering the Capital One Bowl because he wouldn’t believe it. Murray torched the Huskers, throwing for 427 yards...
Is there a logjam of talent behind Aaron Murray?
In the wake of the Twitter storm Aaron Murray created with his announcement last night, one of the first tweets I noticed praised the talents of backup quarterback Hutson Mason. Fans started asking whether Mason might transfer and several suggested that Mason is a better quarterback than Murray.
Here's what we know for 2013...