The American Athletic Conference office announced that Munchie Legaux and Shaq Washington will receive eligibility extension waivers for Cincinnati. Both applications for hardship waivers were approved in accordance with NCAA Bylaw 14.2.4. Legaux will have one year remaining, while Washington will have two years remaining.
Legaux suffered a season-ending knee injury in a Sept. 7, 2013 game against Illinois. He dropped back to pass and was hit below the knees and his left leg bent awkwardly. The ensuing hyperextension of the knee resulted in injury to several ligaments.
In 31 career games, Legaux has thrown for 2,847, going 205-for-396 with 20 touchdowns. He has averaged 5.5 yards per rush, adding seven TDs and 627 yards on the ground.
Washington was limited to four games his freshman season in 2011 due to injury. He had a breakout campaign in 2013, tallying the fifth-best single-season effort in UC history with 78 receptions. His catches went for 783 yards and a TD. He also saw time at QB, throwing a TD pass at Rutgers and averaging 13.4 yards per carry on the ground, scoring a TD in the Belk Bowl against North Carolina.
UC excepts that the earliest Legaux could return to practice would be this summer. UC will begin spring practice February 28th.