Michigan State LB Ed Davis granted sixth year of eligibility

The Michigan State Spartans finally got the news they have been waiting the last month for as linebacker Ed Davis was granted a sixth season of eligibility. He will be able to take the field with the team this season.

Davis suffered a torn ACL during camp last summer and he missed the entire 2015 season because of it. He applied for a sixth year of eligibility and on Friday, head coach Mark Dantonio announced he had been cleared to play.

He wasn’t officially cleared by the NCAA until today, but he has been practicing with the team since submitting the application to the association in August. He will provide a huge lift for the Spartans going forward this year.

He broke out as a redshirt junior in 2014 as he recorded 58 tackles, 12 for loss, and seven sacks. He was expected to be an All-Big Ten selection and compete for Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 before his injury.

The Spartans have the weekend off after a season-opening win over Furman last Friday. They play at Notre Dame next Saturday, Sept. 17.

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