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QB Mallett staying at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett is staying in college, passing up the NFL for at least one more season leading the Razorbacks' rejuvenated offense.

Mallett announced his decision Friday. He threw for a school-record 3,624 yards this season, his first with Arkansas after transferring from Michigan and sitting out a year.

Mallett has two years of eligibility remaining, but his productive performance this season made him a candidate to jump to the pros early.

Arkansas went 8-5, beating East Carolina in the Liberty Bowl last weekend. Mallett threw for 30 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.

Mallett's return gives the Razorbacks a chance to be even more prolific on offense. Sophomores Greg Childs, Jarius Wright and Joe Adams combined for 118 catches for 2,143 yards this season.

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