As expected, Andre Debose will extend his playing career at Florida for one more season.
The Gators confirmed via Twitter Wednesday night that the NCAA approved the wide receiver’s medical hardship waiver. As a result, Debose has received a sixth season of eligibility and will play for the Gators in 2014.
The case for Debose to receive the extension waiver was essentially a no-brainer. During summer camp last August, Debose tore an ACL and did not see the field in 2013. Additionally, Debose missed his entire true freshman season in 2009 due to an injury he suffered running high school track.
A five-star member of UF’s recruiting class that year, Debose was rated as the No. 2 receiver in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 21 player at any position.
Debose appeared in 31 games and made eight starts from 2010-12. He has 29 career catches for 543 yards and four touchdowns. His most productive season as a receiver came in 2011 (16-432-4).
Debose has done the majority of his damage on special teams as his four career kickoff returns for touchdowns are a school record and tied for the most in SEC history.