Houston running back Charles Sims will forgo entering the NFL draft and return for his senior season, the school announced.
Sims led the Cougars in rushing with 851 yards and 11 touchdowns last season despite missing three games with injuries.
"The NFL is my ultimate goal and will still be my goal when I finish at Houston," Sims said. "My family and I sat down and carefully evaluated all aspects of the decision and in the end the opportunity for one more year at Houston was the decision we felt strongly about.
"I enjoy begin here and enjoy being around my teammates. We have a number of players returning on offense, so I'm excited for next year and the future of the Houston football program."
In addition to his running ability, Sims is a good receiver. With 158 career catches, he lead active NCAA running backs.
"We are excited that Charles has decided to return for his senior season," Houston coach Tony Levine said. "As a football player, he is what's exciting about college football and will continue to be so in the future in his main contributor role. I am excited with the type of offense we will display in 2013 with Charles leading the way."