Michigan QB Patterson will return in 2019
Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson, who will lead the Wolverines against Florida in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29, announced on Twitter on Friday that he will return for another season in Ann Arbor.
It was thought that Patterson, who transferred to Michigan from Mississippi this season because of NCAA violations in Oxford, might enter the NFL Draft.
"Can't wait to play with the seniors one last time in the Peach Bowl," Patterson said in his Twitter statement. "I also want to welcome and congratulate the new signing class -- come in ready to work because we are coming for everything next season."
Patterson closed his statement with "#Thosewhostay," referencing the "Those who stay will be champions" slogan made famous by former Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler.
Patterson won the starting job in fall practice and provided some much-needed stability at the position for head coach Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines.
Patterson completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 2,364 yards and 21 touchdowns with five interceptions for the Wolverines (10-2). He also rushed for 268 yards and two touchdowns this season.