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Friday, January 10, 2014
Miami LB Denzel Perryman staying

By Andrea Adelson

Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman will return to school for his senior season, the school announced Friday.

Perryman, an All-ACC selection in 2013, received a third-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

"I decided to stay because it is the best decision for me and my family,” Perryman said in a statement. “Ever since Coach [Al] Golden got here, I feel like this program is moving forward and will continue to rise under his direction. This coaching staff is dedicated to player development and getting us better. I’ve grown as a player and person each year thanks to them."

Perryman started all 13 games at outside linebacker in 2013, leading the Hurricanes with 108 total tackles.

"Before this season, we hadn’t had a nine-win season in a long time,” Perryman said. “For those of us in my class who had never been to a bowl game because of the sanctions, it was a great feeling and I want to be a part of the next step forward."

Offensive guard Jon Feliciano also announced Friday he is returning to school.