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Projected O-line starter gets sixth year at Boise State

Tyler Shoemaker, Cory Yriarte AP

Late last month it was running back D.J. Harper being granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.  This month, it’s one of Harper’s offensive line teammates on the receiving end of the very good news.

According to the Idaho Statesman, the Broncos announced Tuesday that center Cory Yriarte (pictured, No. 74) has been granted a sixth year of eligibility.

Torn ACLs in his right knee in 2009 and 2010 forced the lineman to miss both seasons, clearing the way for the NCAA waiver.

Yriarte, a member of BSU’s 2007 recruiting class, started six games in 2011, and is expected to be the starter in 2012 now that he’s received the additional season.

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5 Responses to “Projected O-line starter gets sixth year at Boise State”
  1. woebegong says: Feb 8, 2012 8:20 AM

    I sure hope he has at least got his degree by now, and is going for a higher one. Do they call these students super scholarships I wonder? You have got to love this kids determination though. I think I would have moved on after the second knee problem. I wonder though, if he will have a real shot at the NFL, with the history of injuries though. I would assume that is what he is after.

  2. mrslay1 says: Feb 8, 2012 12:40 PM

    Jezzzz, here is another one. Why don’t they just give 10 year scholarships. They get 1 redshirt year for this. But coaches use them now for training instead of injury which is what they were designed for. This stuff is just not fair to the other kids. There needs to be a age limit on players.

  3. TxGrown says: Feb 8, 2012 1:48 PM

    What is he? A part time med student?

  4. woebegong says: Feb 8, 2012 3:15 PM

    I think that Boise State had 15 seniors that were 5 and 6 year students. I sure hope they are getting an education while they spend half of their youth at a college.

  5. burntorangehorn says: Feb 8, 2012 4:39 PM

    mrslay1, did you even read that he actually missed two seasons due to injury, not one? They actually did use his redshirt year for injury instead of training. Also, what’s the basis for your statement that they were designed for injury instead of training? There’s simply no basis for that claim, and in fact the redshirt originated in the 1930’s to let a talented guy sit out a year because there was too much depth ahead of him. It became a much more commonly used option once the NCAA resumed allowing freshmen to play varsity sports (they had only been allowed participation on freshman teams).

    Furthermore, the redshirt year is also designed as an option for allowing kids to physically and academically mature for a year before becoming playing members of the team. Don’t underestimate the value of that, because almost any coach will tell you that it’s better to redshirt a kid if he can afford it.

    Anyway, it wasn’t designed for injury. That’s just fiction.

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