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Kylin Hill, Erroll Thompson Returning to Mississippi State for Senior Seasons

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They are coming back!

NCAA Football: Abilene Christian at Mississippi State Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State junior running back Kylin Hill and junior linebacker Erroll Thompson announce that they will be returning to Starkville for their senior seasons.

Both players announced their decisions on Twitter, just days after the introduction of new head football coach Mike Leach.

Hill, a product of Columbus, Mississippi, previously announced that he would be entering the 2020 NFL Draft, but he has now made the decision to return to the maroon and white. He finished his junior season with an SEC-best eight 100-yard rushing games and led the conference in rushing yards, finishing with 1,350 on the year. He also finished with 10 rushing touchdowns, which made him one of just eight Power 5 running backs with 1,300-plus rushing yards and 10-plus rushing touchdowns.

Thompson, a captain of the defense, finished with a team-high 84 tackles in 2019. The Florence, Alabama native will enter his senior season with back-to-back seasons of 80-plus tackles. He anchored the defense all season and led the Bulldogs in tackles in four different games this past season, including three 10-plus tackle efforts.