Knee injuries cost Wisconsin quarterback Curt Phillips the 2010 and ’11 seasons. As a result, he’ll get one more chance to complete four years of eligibility. The university announced on Thursday that Phillips has been granted a sixth year by the NCAA.
Phillips underwent three knee surgeries in a two-year span and redshirted in 2008. He played sparingly in 2009 as a backup and saw more significant playing time this past season when the Badgers were attempting to settle on a quarterback.
He started the final five games of the 2012 season, including a Rose Bowl loss to Stanford, and finished second on the team with 540 yards passing and five touchdowns.