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Keenum to appeal to NCAA for sixth year

Perhaps the Case Keenum era is not over after all. In a statement released through the UH athletics department, the

It is not out of the realm of possibility to see No. 7 wearing a UH uniform next season, depending on the NCAA’s ruling. | Daily Cougar File Photo

senior quarterback announced he will submit an appeal to the NCAA to apply for a sixth year of eligibility.

The Houston Chronicle reported that Keenum is slated to graduate in December and must be enrolled in classes to be eligible to play. The athletics department will file the necessary paperwork to begin the appealing process and hope the NCAA rules in Keenum’s favor.

“After talking this over with my family and people close to me, I have decided to try for another year of eligibility,” Keenum said in the statement. “This ending wasn’t exactly what I predicted for my senior year and because I care so much about this team and this University, I would love to be able to play one more season. I don’t know what the outcome will be, but I at least want to see the whole process through.”

Head coach Kevin Sumlin said the team will be supportive of Keenum through the waiver process.

“Case has been such a big part of this team for the past five years and has done so many things to positively promote the Houston program,” Sumlin said in the statement. “I was excited to hear that he wanted to come back next season, and I know his teammates were thrilled as well.”

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