03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jake Locker Returning To Washington Huskies For Senior Season

UPDATE: Here is the official release.


ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit is reporting that University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker will return for his senior season instead of declaring for the NFL draft, according to multiple tweets.

Adam Schefter of ESPN adds that "there was a strong sentiment [that Locker] would have been [the] first QB -- and quite likely first player -- drafted" in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Locker had also been drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 2009 MLB Draft. In August, Locker signed a contract with the team that did not limit his ability to play football for the Huskies.