HOUSTON, Texas (Sports Network) - University of Houston junior quarterback Case Keenum announced Wednesday he will return for his senior season rather than enter the NFL draft.
Keenum led the nation in total offense this past season for a second straight
year, with 416.4 yards per game. He also led the Football Bowl Subdivision in
passing yards per game (405.1) and touchdown passes (44), and was a finalist
for the Davey O'Brien Award, given to the nation's top quarterback.
With Keenum at the helm, Houston led the nation in scoring, finishing 10-4,
although that includes a loss to East Carolina in the Conference-USA title
game, as well as a loss to Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl.
"We have a chance to do something special this season. I want to win a
conference championship, win another bowl game and take a shot at the BCS,"
Keenum said. "I am excited about getting back to work out in the off season
and get ready for spring football."
In 2009, Keenum threw for 5,671 yards and completed 70.3 of his pass attempts
(492-of-700). He also had 158 yards rushing and four scores, finishing with
5,829 yards of total offense.