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Connor passes on draft, will return to Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State linebacker Dan Connor is
passing up a chance to enter the NFL draft to return to school for
his senior year.

Connor had 113 tackles, five sacks and three forced fumbles last
season.

"We gave it some thought and explored options, but it wasn't
what I wanted right now," Connor said Friday in a statement
released through the school. "This team is very close to getting
some things done and I want to help make it happen."