QB King says he’s returning to Canes in 2021

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Miami quarterback D’Eriq King announced Saturday that he will return to the team for the 2021 season, huge news for the Hurricanes.

King transferred to Miami from Houston for 2020, believing he would get only one season to play. But the coronavirus pandemic gave all players one extra year of eligibility if they chose to take it.

Over the past several weeks, King said he had yet to make a decision about his future. On Saturday he revealed on social media that he has decided to come back, as the Hurricanes prepare for the Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State on Tuesday in Orlando, Florida.

This season, King has thrown for 2,573 yards, 22 touchdowns and just five interceptions — completing 63.6% of his passes. He also has rushed for 520 yards and four touchdowns.

With King, the Hurricanes have an elite quarterback to build around for the first time since the mid-2000s.

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