SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)Michigan will lose several key starters from this season to the NFL, but the defense is fortunate enough to have Khaleke Hudson for one more year.Following the team’s disappointing loss to Florida in the Peach Bowl, Hudson considered leaving early for the 2019 NFL Draft. However, the standout linebacker has unfinished business to take care of in Ann Arbor.The Wolverines will be without Chase Winovich, Devin Bush and Rashan Gary next year, which makes the return of Hudson so important. With Shea Patterson also coming back for his senior campaign, expectations will be high for Jim Harbaugh’s crew.In 2017, Hudson totaled 77 tackles and 7.5 sacks as Jabrill Peppers’ replacement in a hybrid role.Although the 6-foot linebacker’s overall statistics went down in 2018, he finished strong with seven tackles and a blocked punt against the Florida Gators in the Peach Bowl.Hudson announced his decision to return for his senior season on Twitter.“I want to continue to be a leader and example for my teammates. I want to improve my game. I want to work toward my degree. I want to play again for Wolverine fans across the country. I’m excited to return for my senior season at Michigan,” Hudson said.Here is the entire announcement:☝?More pic.twitter.com/2guDvzvuPs— “Hit-Man” (@KhalekeHudson) January 4, 2019He should be the vocal leader of the defense for 2019.With a chance to boost his stock and win the Big Ten championship, Hudson will try to validate his decision to return for his final season in the maize and blue.