Fowler undecided on sixth year

Senior wide receiver could petition NCAA for another year of eligibility and return to Michigan State next season.

Having spent two years largely limited by injuries, Michigan State senior Bennie Fowler could elect to petition the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility.

The senior said he has given it some thought, but not until following the season will a decision be talked about between him and coach Mark Dantonio.

"Coach D and I told each other that we would wait until after the Rose Bowl game and we will go from there," said Fowler, who has a team-high six touchdowns this season.

Fowler missed all of the 2009 season being redshirted with a stress fracture in his foot. He missed most of the 2011 season also with a foot injury, which opens the door for a possible sixth season.

With that on the table, Fowler said he has given thought to both options so far, but recognizes how much he already has achieved in East Lansing.

"I've thought about both yes and no," he said. "I've achieved a lot here and I've gone through a lot here. Three out of the four seasons I've played have been 11-plus wins. Not a lot of people can say that.

"We will see. We will weigh the options and talk about that."

There is one thing Fowler said he hasn't achieved yet that could have appeal in bringing him back.

"I would have to go with 14-0," he said. "That's the only thing I haven't achieved is an undefeated season here."


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