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Heisman runner-up Bryce Love returning to Stanford

Stanford running back Bryce Love (right) runs for a touchdown against TCU during the Alamo Bowl in December. Love, the Heisman runner-up, will return for his senior season at Stanford. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)
Stanford running back Bryce Love (right) runs for a touchdown against TCU during the Alamo Bowl in December. Love, the Heisman runner-up, will return for his senior season at Stanford. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)

STANFORD, Calif. – Heisman Trophy runner-up and Doak Walker Award winner Bryce Love is returning to Stanford for his senior season.

Love released a statement through the school Tuesday saying he will be back next year while continuing to work on his degree in human biology.

Love set a Stanford record with 2,118 yards rushing this season, set an FBS record with 13 runs of at least 50 yards and topped the 100-yard mark 12 times despite being hampered by a sprained ankle the second half of the season and a hand injury in Stanford’s 37-35 Alamo Bowl loss to TCU.

Love’s decision to return will play a major role in determining the expectations for the Cardinal next year. There was no heir apparent on the roster.


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