One of the most prolific quarterbacks you’re probably never heard of has seen his collegiate career extended.
Wednesday, Western Kentucky announced that Brandon Doughty has received a sixth season of eligibility from the NCAA. The quarterback sustained season-ending injuries after playing in only two games each in 2011 and 2012, leading the fifth-year senior to one final year of eligibility in 2015.
“This is a very happy day for all of us around the WKU football family,” said head coach Jeff Brohm in a statement. “Brandon is an outstanding young man. He is a leader on our football team, and his work on and off the field has been tremendous. We appreciate the NCAA acting in the best interests of Brandon, and we are very happy to be able to bring him back for one more season.”
This past season, Doughty led the country in passing yards (4,344) and passing touchdowns (44). He was third in attempts (510) and completions (344), and sixth in pass efficiency (163.5).
“My time at WKU has been very special and I am looking forward to the opportunity to come back for my sixth year to build on what we’ve started this season,” Doughty said in his statement. “Having to deal with injuries for two seasons was really tough and I never would have made it through without my faith in God and the support from my coaches, teammates and the athletic department staff. The players in that locker room are like brothers to me, and I am blessed to get to go through one more season with them.”