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Oklahoma senior linebacker Corey Nelson still seeking fifth year of eligibility after latest appeal was denied

by Jason Kersey Published: December 19, 2013

NORMAN — Corey Nelson’s appeal for a fifth year of eligibility was denied by the NCAA, a source confirmed, but OU has requested another review. The news was first reported by

Nelson told The Oklahoman in a text message Thursday afternoon that he still hadn’t heard anything regarding his appeal.

The senior linebacker from Dallas was having the best season of his career before tearing a pectoral muscle against TCU on Oct. 5.

The team captain applied first to the Big 12 Conference for a medical redshirt and was denied. He appealed to the NCAA from there.

According to the ESPN report, the review is Nelson’s final recourse.

NCAA rules stipulate a player can’t have played in more than 30 percent of a season and still qualify for a medical redshirt.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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