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Football: Parris Campbell announces return for final season at Ohio State

Ohio State redshirt junior H-back Parris Campbell runs after a catch in the first half of the Buckeyes’ victory against Illinois on Nov. 18. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor

Ohio State’s receiving corps will return one of its key members.

H-back Parris Campbell announced on Twitter he chose to stay for his fifth and final season at Ohio State, bypassing the opportunity to go to the NFL draft.

One of the fastest players on Ohio State’s team, Campbell was one of the Buckeyes’ big-play threats. He finished the season with 40 catches for 584 yards and three touchdowns, all career highs. He also averaged 36.6 yards on nine kick returns and was named second-team All-Big Ten as a kick returner. Campbell had 13 receptions for 121 yards as a redshirt sophomore.

In his final game of 2017, Campbell had one catch for minus-three yards and three rushes for 42 yards in the Cotton Bowl against USC. According to ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr., Campbell was the No. 9 wide receiver prospect in the draft.

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