Derwin James Gets Medical Redshirt, Eligible Through 2019

Florida State star safety Derwin James has received an extra year of eligibility.

After suffering a torn meniscus in Week 2 of the college football season, the defensive back has received a medical redshirt from the NCAA, according to the Safid Deen of the Orlando Sentinel.

As a result, James is now eligible through 2019.

Of course, James is highly unlikely to remain at Florida State for the duration of his eligibility. James is widely considered to be one of the top defensive backs in the nation, despite just one healthy season at the collegiate level.

As a true freshman, James recorded 91 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and five passes defensed.

Florida State has to be thrilled to have a healthy James on the field for the upcoming season, which the team opens at the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia in the 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

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