FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KNWA) - Defensive end Trey Flowers says he'll stay with the Hogs for his senior year.

There were rumors the junior might give up his college eligibility to enter the NFL draft but in a news conference Monday afternoon, the junior announced he'll complete another year at Arkansas.

Flowers explained his reasons for staying saying, "I still have goals on and off the field. On the field I am excited about the program being built." He added he thinks another year under head coach Bret Bielema will help him. "I got a third round grade back. Under Coach Bielema I can improve that stock grade."

Flowers also mentioned his hopes for the coming year, noting, "You saw how Auburn did it. That is a good example of how you can go through what you went through the year before and end in the National Championship."

Flowers has played 36 games as a Hog and made 26 starts. He has recorded 122 tackles, 32.0 for loss with 12.0 sacks, 17 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, seven pass breakups and one interception.

At Columbia High School, Flowers earned two Alabama all-state honors in 2009 and 2010 and played on their basketball team. Flowers chose the Razorbacks after also drawing interest from UAB, Georgia Tech and South Alabama, according to the university.

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