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Shipley Granted Sixth Year of Eligibility

Wide receiver missed 2 seasons with injuries.

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    Shipley Granted Sixth Year of Eligibility
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    The NCAA granted Texas wide receiver Jordan Shipley a sixth season of eligibility.

    Texas fifth-year senior Jordan Shipley has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, the school announced Monday.

    The wide receiver missed the 2004 and 2005 seasons with knee and hamstring injuries.

    "It is definitely a blessing to be able to play one more season at Texas," Shipley said. "This is such a great place, and I've had an unbelievable experience. Obviously, it started slow due to the injuries, but I couldn't be happier with the NCAA's decision to give me one of those years back."

    Shipley was named a third-team All-American after posting 79 receptions for 982 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. His 79 receptions rank second on UT's single-season list.

    The Longhorns (11-1) will meet Ohio State (10-2) in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., on Jan. 5.