Louisville standout defensive player Devonte Fields will return for his senior season with the Cardinals

It was more good news for the University of Louisville football team. Devonte Fields, who led the team with 10.5 sacks this season, announced on Thursday morning that he will return for his senior season with the Cardinals.

It been good news all week on guys returning to the University of Louisville football team.

But the biggest - and perhaps best - news came Thursday morning when star defensive stalwart Devonte Fields confirmed via his Twitter account that he was returning to U of L for his senior season.

"Glad to annopunce I'll be back in The Ville for my senior season," Fields reported.

Fields, who had been considered a top 10 outside linebacker prospect in the NFL Draft by some experts, talked with hos mother last weekend and made the decision to return for his final season.

A transfer prior to this season, Fields started a bit slow but finished with a bang. He had 14 tackles, six tackles for a loss and three sacks in the final two games of the season - wins over Kentucky and Texas A&M.

Fields finished the season with 22.5 tackles for loss, with 13 of those coming in the final four games. He was fourth on the team with 63 tackles and also led the team with 10.5 sacks on the season.

He's the fourth player to return for a senior season after asking for his status to be evaluated by the NFL, joining linebacker Keith Kelsey, defensive lineman DeAngelo Brown and safety Josh Harvey-Clemons.


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