UH Cougars Quarterback and HHP Grad Student Case Keenum to Play Another Season for UH.
UH Cougars quarterback and HHP Sports Administration program grad student Case Keenum was granted a waiver by the NCAA that will allow him a 6th season of eligibility in 2011.
A commentary in the Houston Chronicle on Keenum's return, had high words of praise for Case.
Case Keenum is one of those guys coaches and teammates will remember forever. During his five years here, he has set a high standard for representing the university the right way.
He works hard, says and does the right thing and has been incredibly productive on the field (107 touchdown passes). He's so highly regarded by Rhoades and his staff that Friday's announcement that the NCAA had granted him a sixth year of eligibility was as emotional as it was joyous.
Keenum, who is UH's all-time leader in passing yardage and fifth in NCAA history, had his 2010 season end abruptly with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the third game. That, coupled with UH’s ability to document a shoulder injury that led to Keenum taking a redshirt in 2006, gave the NCAA basis to sign off on another season of eligibility.
“This is my life here in Houston, with UH,” Keenum said. “Being a Cougar is so much a part of my life. Being ripped away like that was really tough. To be able to get that back, to feel like I get a shot to finish some unfinished business, it’s incredible. I really can’t put to words what it means to be here, to be a Houston Cougar, to go out there on Saturdays and play at Robertson Stadium in front of everybody.
“That means a lot to me. And it’s going to mean a whole lot more after all of this has all happened.”