Michigan State LB Ed Davis must graduate to earn sixth-year of eligibility

Michigan State linebacker Ed Davis was a projected starter for the Spartans entering last season, but a severe knee injury prematurely ended his 2015 campaign before it ever began.

Now, Davis is campaigning for a sixth-year of eligibility from the NCAA, but he has some work to do in the classroom if he wants to return to the field.

While speaking at the Sound Mind Sound Body football camp at Wayne State this week, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio said Davis must complete his undergraduate sociology degree in order to receive an addition year of eligibility.

“Ed needs to graduate, so he’s working to graduate,” Dantonio said. “Should graduate. … He’s on track.”

In an effort to complete his studies, Davis is working overtime in both of the university’s summer class sessions, according to the Lansing State Journal.

Unfortunately, the Spartans will not learn if Davis is eligible until the team’s preseason camp.

In Davis’ last season on the field in 2014, he started 12 of 13 games and racked up 58 tackles, 12 of them for a loss, en route to earning an All-Big Ten honorable mention.

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