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Baylor LB Terrel Bernard to Return for 2021 Season

NCAA Football: Baylor at West Virginia

The Baylor Bears received some excellent news on Friday when linebacker Terrel Bernard announced on Twitter he would be returning for the 2021 football season.

Here’s how the announcement came down.

Bernard was enjoying a great 2020 junior season where he was possibly headed toward a Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors, but a shoulder injury against Iowa State sidelined him for the rest of the season.

 

For his career, Bernard has 214 tackles with 19.0 tackles for loss and 9.0 sacks. This news comes on the heels of running back Trestan Ebner and OL Xavier Newman also announcing their returns for the 2021 season.

The Bears are coming off a 2-7 season in 2020, which was Dave Aranda’s first as head coach following Matt Rhule leaving for the NFL. Baylor only won games over Kansas and Kansas State. It was also announced that QB Charlie Brewer would be entering the NCAA transfer portal last week.

So while the Bears will have some new faces at key positions in 2021, there are some key players who are now back in the fold in Waco, which is exactly what the program needs to try to get back to contention next fall.

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