Hundley: Done everything at UCLA

ByDavid Lombardi ESPN logo
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UCLAhas one game remaining in the regular season, but it sounds as if star quarterback Brett Hundley already has decided that this will be his final year playing for the Bruins.

Hundley said Monday on "The Jim Rome Show" that UCLA's victory over USCthis past Saturday was likely his last foray against the archrival Trojans.

"The conversation keeps coming up," Hundley said. "I've got my degree. I've done everything I wanted to do here. I've left something really, truly great, and I feel good."

Hundley is a senior academically, but he redshirted his true freshman season in 2011, so he could return for the 2015 season.

If he doesn't, the NFL beckons next. Some scouts have questioned Hundley's accuracy and decision-making, but the 6-foot-3, 226-pounder's explosive dual-threat performances, size, athleticism and general trend of improvement have earned him lofty draft projections.

Hundley has been rated as the third-best quarterback prospect in the 2015 draft class by ESPN Insider Mel Kiper Jr.

Hundley has passed for 2,873 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions this season. His interception numbers have decreased in each of his three seasons at the helm of UCLA's offense, and his 160.5 quarterback rating is good for sixth nationally this year. Hundley has also rushed for 566 yards this season.

The Bruins (9-2) are in the middle of a heated chase for a Pac-12 South title and a College Football Playoff berth. If Hundley can lead the Bruins to a win Friday over Stanford, the stage would be set for a Pac-12 championship game pitting UCLA against Oregon. That would pit Hundley againstMarcus Mariota, another hot quarterback prospect who's also expected to enter the 2015 NFL draft.

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