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IU football All-American cornerback Tiawan Mullen announces he will return for 2022 season

In 2022 IU football will have the anchor at cornerback it lost for much of the 2021 season.

All-American Tiawan Mullen announced on Saturday he is returning for his fourth season with the Hoosiers.

“I would like to begin with thanking the man above for everything because without him I wouldn’t be who I am today,” Mullen wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday.  “Also blessing me with the opportunity to earn my degree and play this great game called football at Indiana University.

“I have been presented with the opportunity to declare for the NFL Draft, however after long talks with my mom, family, friends, and coaches, I have decided to return for my last year of eligibility at Indiana University.”

Mullen appeared in just six games in 2021 with four starts as he dealt with a nagging lower leg injury suffered during the Western Kentucky game.  He attempted to play in a couple games later in the season but was far less than 100 percent and ineffective.

“The season didn’t go how we wanted it to go, but my work here at Indiana is not done,” Mullen continued.  “The future is bright for the 2022 Indiana Hoosiers.  Excited for what’s in store.”

In 2020 the 5-foot-10 and 180 pound Fort Lauderdale, Fla. product became the first Indiana cornerback to earn first-team All-America honors.

Mullen will play a year with his brother Trevell, a 4-star cornerback who will be a freshman for Indiana in 2022.

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