OU quarterback Landry Jones to return for senior season

OU FOOTBALL — University of Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones announced Thursday that he will remain at OU and compete for the Sooners in his senior year.
BY TRAVIS HANEY, Staff Writer, thaney@opubco.com Published: January 5, 2012
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Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones announced Thursday that he will remain at OU and compete for the Sooners in his senior year.

“I want to accomplish the goals that I set before I got here, and there is still a lot more to do,” Jones said.  “I want to make sure I've exhausted every effort in that area.  And I want to be a senior.  I enjoy being at OU and with my teammates and look forward to graduating with the guys that were in my class when I got here.”

The Artesia, NM, native said the NFL was a strong lure.

“That's the ultimate goal for anyone who plays football,” Jones said.  “I've thought about that since I was a little boy.  It would be a great honor to play in the NFL and that goal will still be there when I finish at Oklahoma.”

OU coach Bob Stoops said he was excited by Jones' decision.

“We know the positive influence Landry has on and off the field with our team,” Stoops said.  “We're excited that he's coming back to build on what has already been an outstanding career.  We expect another great year from him, and like the fact that he's determined to be even better.”

Jones is OU's all-time leading passer with 12,389 yards. He also tops the school's career list with 93 touchdown passes.

Jones' record as a starter is 30-8, including a 3-0 mark in bowls. 


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