A Penn State linebacker is holding off on his NFL plans.
The Nittany Lions’ Jason Cabinda announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he will return to Penn State for his senior year.
“I am very excited to announce that I will be returning for my senior year and holding off entering the NFL draft for another year,” Cabinda shared on Twitter. “I love playing for the best university on earth in Penn State and am looking forward to playing in front of 107K for another year.”
Penn State LB Jason Cabinda’s Twitter:
— Jason Cabinda (@jasoncabinda) December 28, 2016
Despite missing five games this season because of an injury, Cabinda still ranks third on the team with 70 total tackles. He also has four tackles for loss and one sack. In 2015, Cabinda led the team with 100 tackles.
“It’s an absolute honor to be able to wear the Blue and White on Saturdays,” he wrote. “After speaking to those closest to me who have my best interest at heart, I believe it would be best to completely focus on beating USC in the Rose Bowl.”
Cabinda and the Nittany Lions face USC in the Rose Bowl at 5 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 2. The game is on ESPN.
“This is a special group of guys that uphold the standards and traditions of Penn State day in and day out and the future is very bright for this program,” Cabinda continued. “Looking forward to experiencing a Whiteout in Pasadena!”