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Colorado kicker to return for senior season

BOULDER, Colo. -- All-American kicker Mason Crosby decided
Thursday to return to Colorado for his senior season.

Crosby, who made 21 of 28 field goal attempts last season,
including a 58-yarder at Miami, led the nation with an average of
41.2 yards for each of his made field goals.

A sure NFL prospect, he decided to play out his senior season
with new coach Dan Hawkins.

"It just came to me, I was meant to play another year at
Colorado and do the college thing for one more year," Crosby said.
"I made a commitment to play four years in college, and I owed
that to myself and to my teammates."

His 58-yarder was the longest on record at sea level without a
kicking tee. He had two late game-winners last season, a 48-yarder
in a 31-28 win over Colorado State and a 50-yarder for a 23-20 win
at Kansas State.