NCAA grants Case Keenum 6th year of eligibility

Case Keenum was honored as the nation's top passer, being named winner of the Sammy Baugh Award.

January 14, 2011 5:01:25 PM PST
Case Keenum will be back at the University of Houston next season. The NCAA granted the UH quarterback a sixth year of eligibility on Friday. Keenum was injured in the Cougars' third game of the 2010 season against UCLA.

He tore his ACL and missed the remainder of the year. "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 in a press release. "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."

Keenum also had a shoulder injury during his high school senior season, which prohibited him from participating in competition as a true freshman.