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Terry Wilson isn’t Eligible for a Medical Redshirt

Keyli Chisesi | Go Big Blue Country

Once it was reported that Terry Wilson would miss the rest of the 2019 season, a lot of fans began wondering if he would be granted a medical redshirt.

Mark Stoops was asked about it during his Monday press conference.

“No,” Stoops said. Terry was a three for three. So it won’t matter. Next year will be his last year.”



Terry redshirted during his freshman season at Oregon before transferring to Garden City Community College for one season. When he transferred to Kentucky he had three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Getting a sixth year of eligibility is a tricky case. Most players have to have season ending injuries on two occasions to be granted a sixth year. Players also have a difficult time getting the waiver if they redshirted during their freshman season for developmental reasons, like Wilson did at Oregon.



2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Tom Carney

    September 10, 2019 at 2:12 pm09

    I believe the last paragraph of the article is no longer true.

    Check to see if the NCAA changed the rule, last year, so that a redshirt taken during a players first year in now considered beyond a players control. Thus a player who was redshirted their freshman year and the suffered a season ending injury in a later year could be granted a sixth year. Terry was redshirted his freshman year at Oregon. Two players at Michigan were recently granted a sixth year. Both had been redshirted their freshman year and then suffered a season ending injury later.

    I’d appreciate a response once you can check this.

    Thanks

  2. Rick Allen

    September 11, 2019 at 2:12 pm09

    Tom, you are correct! The NCAA rule has changed so that an athlete who was a redshirt during their freshman year and then misses another season due to a season-ending injury or illness will have the possibility of receiving an “extension waiver” to get a 6th year.

    One of the conditions is that during the redshirt season, the player must have been academically eligible to play. So as long as Wilson was fully eligible during his freshman year, and has a season-ending injury for this season, he should indeed be a candidate for a 6th year.

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