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Mark Dantonio announced that offensive lineman Brandon Clemons has been granted a sixth year of eligibility.

The NCAA has informed Michigan State that offensive guard Brandon Clemons has been granted a sixth year of eligibility.

After much speculation the Michigan State Spartans have finally received official word that offensive guard Brandon Clemons has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.

Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio announced on Tuesday that the 6-foot-3, 303-pound Clemons, who earned his bachelor’s degree in December will be back on the field this fall.

“Brandon Clemons adds a great deal of experience and stability to the offensive line,” said Dantonio in a statement.  “I believe the team is only as good as the seniors.  Brandon has been part of a winning culture here the past five years and we’re excited he’s getting the opportunity to maintain that level of excellence for his sixth season.”

Clemons has played in 32 games in a career that has seen him shift from the defensive side of the ball to the Spartans offensive line.  This fall he’ll be looked upon to be a leader along a rebuilt Spartans offensive line.


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