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NCAA grants sixth year for injured QB Keenum

HOUSTON (AP) - The NCAA has granted a sixth year of eligibility to Houston quarterback Case Keenum, who missed the final nine games of the 2010 season with a torn knee ligament.

The NCAA's decision was first reported by KRIV-TV. The school announced it on Friday.

Keenum was nearing several NCAA career records when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while attempting a tackle in a 31-13 loss at UCLA on Sept. 18. That came a week after a mild concussion in a win over UTEP.

The school announced in mid-October that it would ask the NCAA to grant Keenum another year. Houston lost six of nine games after Keenum went out and finished 5-7.

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