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Alabama All-America linebacker C.J. Mosley to return for senior season instead of turning pro

Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley is returning for his senior season instead of entering the NFL draft.

The consensus All-American said Thursday he wants to graduate next December and has "a lot I still haven't accomplished yet as far as football goals."

Mosley says it wasn't a tough decision and he's known for a while that he would come back. Quarterback AJ McCarron has also announced he'll be back.

Mosley was a finalist for the Butkus Award given to the nation's top linebacker. Mosley easily leads the nation's top-rated defense with 99 tackles. He also has four sacks and two interceptions.

The No. 2 tackler, Trey DePriest, has 56 stops.

Mosley tied the Alabama school record with his third career interception return for a touchdown in the opener against Michigan.