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.
Phillips has not guaranteed the starting job for 2013 however, and will compete with, among others, one-time starter Joel Stave and Maryland transfer Danny O’Brien in a deep quarterback group.