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LSU DE Arden Key Announces He Will Not Sit Out His Junior Year

LSU sophomore defensive end Arden Key took to Twitter to let Tiger fans everywhere know he'll be suiting up for his junior season.

LSU fans can now rest easy—Key is coming back.

LSU defensive end Arden Key finally broke his silence on Wednesday with a pretty important announcement: He's going to play next season.

Check it out:

Arden took a leave of absence from the football team following a huge sophomore season. His reasons for stepping away remain unknown, but he had the full support of head coach Ed Orgeron, who issued the following statement back in February when his leave was announced.

Per 247 Sports:

“In consultation with our staff and his family, Arden Key has decided to take some time away from football for personal reasons,” said Ed Orgeron. “We fully support Arden in his decision and look forward to welcoming him back home to the Tiger family at the appropriate time.”

Key's return is monumental for LSU, and he'll be a key contributor (no pun intended) once again for the Tigers' stout defensive unit this fall.

Key's recorded an eye-popping 12 sacks, 56 tackles and 14.5 tackles for loss as a sophomore. His tally of 12 sacks is an LSU school record.