Penn State football: Mike Gesicki returning in 2017

The Penn State football program has a major piece of its offense returning for the 2017 season, with news that tight end Mike Gesicki will be back in State College for his senior season.

Gesicki announced in a statement on Penn State’s official Twitter account that he will be returning after briefly considering a jump to the NFL.

“After some in-depth thought and countless conversations with family, friends, temamates and coaches, I have decided to place all of my focus on the Rose Bowl and the task at hand, which is USC, and put a lifelong dream of mine on hold for one year,” Gesicki wrote.

“I am beyond excited to announce that I will be returning for my senior season at the greatest university in the country and playing in front of the best fans in the world.”

This season, Gesicki recorded 47 catches for 668 yards and four touchdowns. The 6-foot-6, 252-pounder led the Big Ten in receptions and receiving yards among tight ends in 2016.

With Gesicki returning along with star running back Saquon Barkley, the Nittany Lions offense could very well be one of the best in the Big Ten as Penn State looks to make another potential run at the College Football Playoff.

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