Sweed Decides to Return for Senior Season

Texas junior wide receiver Limas Sweed officially announced on Thursday that he will not enter the NFL draft and will return to the Longhorns for the 2007 season.

Limas Sweed said in a release from Texas:

"I feel like I'm a leader on this team, and I want to be a positive influence on the younger guys. That's why I think it's important for me to come back, develop as a player and get my degree, which should happen December."

Sweed added:

"I talked to Roy (Williams) and some of the other guys in the NFL, and they told me there's nothing like your senior year. Texas is such a great environment to be in, and I'm not in any rush to leave it. The NFL is going to be there next year."

In 2006 it was Williams' single-season mark for receiving touchdowns (12) that Sweed tied. Sweed had 801 yards on 46 receptions and was named first team All-Big 12. Sweed's 17 career receiving touchdowns puts him at No. 2 on UT's all-time list, but also well behind Williams' 36 from 2000-03.

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