Chris Colmer Granted Sixth Year

The NCAA has granted Wolfpack fifth-year offensive tackle Chris Colmer an extension of his five-year clock. Colmer will now receive a sixth year of eligibility.

The Port Jefferson, NY, native redshirted the 1999 season due to a shoulder injury and then served as a starter in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

During preseason practice in August, he was diagnosed with Parsonage Turner Syndrome, a disease which affects the brachial plexus and results in pain, numbness, tingling and weakness of the affected arm.

He has been unable to practice or compete with the Wolfpack in 2003 due to the problem and has seen little improvement. The prognosis for complete recovery, however, is very good.

"We are so excited that Chris has been granted a chance to come back and compete next year," said head coach Chuck Amato. "Chris has been a big part of the success we have had here in the last few years and he deserves the chance to come back and play."


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