MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The NCAA has granted Memphis quarterback Brady White a sixth year of eligibility due to several medical issues he dealt with while playing at Arizona State.
Memphis announced the extension Friday.
White started all 14 games last season for Memphis. But he suffered a foot injury in 2016 after playing in three games that wiped out the rest of that season and all of the 2017 season. White, who sat out 2015 as a redshirt, graduated from Arizona State at the end of the 2017 season and enrolled at Memphis in January 2018.
The quarterback helped Memphis win a second straight West Division title in the American Athletic Conference by throwing for 3,296 yards and 26 touchdowns with nine interceptions. His return helps Memphis, which has to replace three starters on the offensive line and a pair of running backs after both Darrell Henderson and Tony Pollard were drafted by the NFL last month.
Memphis opens the 2019 season by hosting Mississippi on Aug. 31.