JJ Pegues has unfinished business to handle.

The Ole Miss standout defensive lineman took to social media to share that he is holding off on going pro to return to Ole Miss for the 2024 season.

Pegues boosted his defensive numbers in his second season with the Rebels. He recorded 40 tackles, including 8 for loss with 3.5 sacks, along with 2 pass deflections, helping the Rebels get to 10 wins before the bowl game. The 6-2, 215-pound Pegues also takes occasional snaps on offense.

Last season, Pegues had 26 tackles, 5 TFL with 3 sacks and 2 passes defended in 12 games. He also had a receiving touchdown.

An Oxford native, Pegues began his career at Auburn. Initially a tight end, he made the move to defense in spring 2021. At AU, Pegues played in 24 games, making 2 starts.

The 2024 season will be Pegues’ fifth playing college football. The 2020 season does not count against his 4 full seasons of eligibility due to the COVID-19 circumstances. The NCAA’s blanket waiver allows him to play a 5th full season.