Advertisement

 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -LSU defensive end Kirston Pittman was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, the school announced Monday.
Pittman, who missed all the Tigers' 2005 and 2006 seasons with foot and ankle injuries, formally applied for an extension in early January. After reviewing Pittman's documentation, the NCAA granted the additional year of eligibility.
``Kirston is very deserving of this ruling after what he's been through as far as injuries are concerned during his LSU career,'' coach Les Miles said. ``He's very fortunate that there's a good rule in place that allows a guy who has missed extensive time with injuries the opportunity to get a year back.''
Pittman signed with the Tigers in February 2003 and saw action in 13 games as a freshman during LSU's run to the national title that year. Pittman played in 12 games as a sophomore in 2004 before missing the next two seasons because of injuries.
s for loss.
Pittman, who earned his college diploma in December, is one of five returning starters on the defense.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

Advertisement

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  
Advertisement

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Western Kentucky Season Win Total Prediction In Conference USA country, one school’s offensive attack stands a cut above the rest. We’re talking about a crew so brilliant that even video-game...
Thumbnail Navy Season Win Total Prediction   Collectively, Houston towered over the American Athletic Conference competition in 2016. In terms of individual prowess, though, nobody rivaled Navy’s Keenan Reynolds.
Thumbnail San Diego State Season Win Total Prediction Through the years, San Diego State fans have been privileged to watch extraordinary individual talents like Marshall Faulk and La’Roi Glover. Last season,...
Thumbnail Stanford Season Win Total Prediction After winning 12 games a year ago, is the Stanford Cardinal a good bet to win over their projected win total again in 2016?
Thumbnail Boise State Season Win Total Prediction A nine-win campaign is nothing about which to be embarrassed. For a program of Boise State’s ilk, though, 2015 ended in disappointment.
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages

Advertisement