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Michigan DE Kwity Paye to return for senior season

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This is good news for Michigan’s depth along the defensive line.

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Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye's days aren't over in Ann Arbor just yet.

Paye announced on his Instagram that he will be returning to Michigan for his senior season. Paye promised his mother a degree, and he’s close to fulfilling that promise.

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Promised my mother a degree!

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“I want to continue to be a contributor for this team. I want to grow my game and help my teammates grow theirs while learning all I can from our coaching staff,” Paye said. “I want to finish my degree next fall, earn a third Academic All-Big Ten award and continue to experience college life.”

Paye made the cut for two All-Big Ten teams in 2019. He was voted third team by media and second team by coaches. The 6-foot-4, 277 pound end recorded 49 tackles (26 solo) this season, along with 6.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss.

The return of Paye is good news for the Wolverines after linebacker/defensive end Josh Uche announced he’ll be declaring for the NFL Draft.

“Most importantly, I want to finish my last year at Michigan with my brothers. I am excited to return for my senior season in 2020,” Paye said.