AUBURN, Ala. — Former Stephenville High School and Baylor University quarterback Jarrett Stidham, a redshirt sophomore signal -caller, announced Friday afternoon plans to return for his senior season.
Made the decision to stay at Auburn. We have unfinished business and I’m excited for what the 2018 season holds! War Eagle, Auburn Family! pic.twitter.com/JVrpqPl8De
— Jarrett Stidham (@Jarrett_Stidham) January 6, 2018
It was thought that Stidham could leave and enter the NFL Draft, but decided to stay in school citing of “a lot of unfinished business”.
“I feel like coming back and being at Auburn is going to be the best thing for me,” Stidham said in a press conference. “I feel like there is a lot of unfinished business for me. This year, we were really close to being where we wanted to be as a team. I didn’t like that taste in my mouth. I want to come back and finish what we started.”
The standout quarterback started his career at Baylor but ultimately transferred to a junior college due to the fallout of the Art Briles scandal.
In his first season as the starting quarterback of the Tigers, Stidham finished with 10-4 record and an SEC West Division title. He also finished with 3,158 yards and 18 touchdowns on the year and became the second Tiger quarterback to throw for over 3,000 yards in a single season.
Tony Venegas is the assistant editor of TexasHSFootball, covering prep football in the El Paso region and throughout the Lone Star State. Follow him on Twitter, @ADVenegas, and read more of his content here.
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