Utah State Aggies

NCAA grants fifth year of eligibility to Utah State QB Chuckie Keeton

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College football got a little more exciting Friday when one of the nation’s top quarterbacks was granted an extra year of eligibility.

Any question the Utah State Aggies had at the quarterback position may have been answered when the NCAA decided quarterback Chuckie Keeton would receive a fifth year.

Keeton, who is already holds multiple school records, is still recovering from a knee injury he suffered Sept. 13 against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. But he is expected back for fall camp and maybe earlier.

While Keeton’s return is a major boost for the program, he suffered a knee injury in each of the past two seasons. He’ll enter the fray in a quarterback competition alongside sophomore Kent Myers and junior Darell Garretson.

Prior to his injuries, Keeton threw for 3,373 yards and 27 touchdowns as a sophomore. The quarterback also ran for 619 more yards and eight touchdowns.

Keeton already holds the school’s record for completion perception. If he can play a full season in 2015, he has a chance to break the program’s records for career touchdown passes, completions and total offense.