The University of Houston got some good news Friday afternoon as the NCAA has granted quarterback Case Keenum a sixth year of eligibility based on medical hardship.
The appeal request came after Keenum suffered a season-ending torn ACL back on September 18th in the game against UCLA.
Here's the injury and the highlights from the game which 23rd-ranked Houston lost...
Keenum also had a shoulder injury during his high school senior season, which kept him from playing as a true freshman.
"We are extremely happy for Case and his family. He is an exceptional person and his dedication to the University of Houston has been evident through this process," said Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades. "I want to thank the NCAA and Conference USA for their assistance in our appeal. There are so many people within the athletic department that worked tirelessly to make this successful, primarily our Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance Kevin Klotz. Without all these people, our efforts wouldn't have had such an exciting result."
Remember all those NCAA passing records eveyone was looking forward to seeing Keenum chase in 2010...??? He now gets to chase them in 2011...