Less than two weeks before the start of a new season, Louisiana Tech officially learned that one of its most productive offensive players in 2013 will be available in 2014 as well.
The Bulldogs announced in a release Monday that Sterling Griffin has been granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA. The wide receiver missed the entire season in 2010 (ankle) and all but the first two games in 2012 (ACL) with injuries, so the decision was a no-brainer for The Association.
“Sterling is what the sixth year rule is made for,” said head coach Skip Holtz in a statement. “This wasn’t something we were worried about as long as the NCAA looked at it with the doctor’s notes and the surgery notes, and it was well documented what was there.
“Any time you are dealing with it, it is always nice to have that final word. So, it was great when we got the call that Sterling has been approved for his sixth year and we are going to need him because right now it is going to be one of the staples on our offense on the perimeter.”
Griffin transferred from USF to Tech in mid-August of last year. His head coach with the Bulls, Holtz, is now the Bulldogs head coach.
Last season, Griffin led the team with 357 yards and was second in receptions with 33. He’s the leading returning receiver for the Bulldogs.
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