Before you read this question isn't so much training related as it is sports/ncaa rules and regulations related
I'm a sophomore now. Tore my acl over summer and have lost a ton of weight and am pretty out of shape so I won't be ready to try out for my school team this next spring meaning the only year I would be able to try out for would be my senior year.
I was wondering if I still have those 4 years of eligibility? So if i play for the team senior year, then maybe enroll in graduate program (or get a job) could I still play on the team for another 3 years?
09-11-2011, 01:32 AM #1
Can you play for your college's football team after you graduate?Dallas Cowboys -
09-11-2011, 11:56 AM #2
09-12-2011, 05:30 PM #3
You are burning eligibility right now. Some players that graduate early are allowed to continue playing if they enroll ingraduate school (see Boise State starting TE for an example). But you are a sophmore and are out of shape, quit kidding yourself about playing college ball and move on with your life (like the fact that you will be joining the workforce where no one cares you were atraining squad body)
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Last edited by redfield11; 09-14-2011 at 10:08 PM.Dallas Cowboys -
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09-14-2011, 08:04 PM #9
IF you are at a Division I school, yes, the clock is ticking. I think that there are some exceptions for medical problems. (It is possible to get both a NORMAL freshman redshirt IN ADDITION to a medical redshirt, or two redshirt years, under certain circumstances.)
For DII and DIII, it doesn't matter. You could go for 9 semesters straight, then go back when you are 40 years old and still play one more semester.
What position do you play?
09-14-2011, 10:04 PM #10
played mostly cornerback in high school and love the position (played safety a few times too), i've been using my entire time injured watching tape of first round draft picks like amukamara and peterson and learning new ways to be better. If for some reason i'm a bit less athletic then I think I am (which is of course a possibility but I think i have a good handle on the level of my abilities) I might do pretty good at safety
If for some reason I just can't make it then I'll probably be trying to join a semi pro league and go from there, but as it is why not go for goldDallas Cowboys -
09-15-2011, 01:16 AM #11
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Yeah because some guys do four year degrees and play a full 5. As long as you dont use up your years you can play. ACL injuries suck I play hockey seen lots of guys get hurt in the knees. Rough one bro. Hope you at least get to try. Curious what school you go to are we talking D1 here? NCAA is a load of **** though too many regulations.Insightful and witty comment...
09-21-2011, 06:41 AM #12
Ive read up on this quiet a bit because my college is adding a football program that begins play in 2013 and I would have loved to walk on as a grad student, but for D1 the clock starts as soon as you being your first semester. I began school in 2007, so 2013 would be 6 years. It could have been done had it been 5 because you get 5 years to complete 4 years of eligibility. So yea if you try to walk on your senior year you could have 2 years to play because of that 5th year. So other option that has been mentioned is D2. In D2 you get 10 semester of eligibility, but it doesn't have to be continuous, so you could go to a d2 grad school and play. D3 you can't play in grad school unless you went to that school for undergrad.
09-21-2011, 12:00 PM #13
redfeild11: GO TO THE NCAA WEB SIGHT...you have several issues going on that may get you a waiver from the NCAA to extend your eligability. Problem is your asking people who can't give you the proper info, only the NCAA officals can do that. Stop wasting time here and call them so you can get your pation started.
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09-23-2011, 05:32 AM #17
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you always have those 4 years of eligibility. i played college baseball for 2 years. therefore i still have 2 years of college baseball eligibility left. if i ever enrolled in a college again, i would have 4 years of college football eligibility because ive never used any of it. your eligibility is specific to each sport and only goes away if its actually used
09-23-2011, 05:38 AM #18
You have to use that eligibility within a certain time period. If you went to a D1 school then after 5 years from the day you enroll you are no longer elligible, regardles of how many seasons you played. If you went to a D2 or 3 school then it is 10 semesters, either way if you played 2 years of college baseball then you definitely can't now play 4 years of college football.
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