Matt Mullennix Granted Sixth Year of Eligibility
May 22, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University senior Matt Mullennix has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, the university announced Thursday.
Mullennix, a defensive end from Spangle, Wash., missed the entire 2006 season after suffering a knee injury prior to the school's football opener at Auburn. Additionally, Mullennix suffered a season-ending injury early in the 2004 season. Following a medical appeal process to receive an additional year, the NCAA approved the request earlier this week, clearing the way for Mullennix's return.
'I am very excited to get another opportunity to return to the field for WSU,' said Mullennix, who this past year earned bachelors degrees in both management and operations and psychology, and will pursue another degree this fall. 'I have been very impressed with the new coaching staff and look forward to spending another year in a Cougar uniform.'
WSU opens its 2008 season against Oklahoma State at the Cougar Gridiron Classic, Aug. 30, at Qwest Field in Seattle.