Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt was denied an extension of eligibility waiver by the NCAA

Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt has heard from the NCAA regarding his waiver for a sixth year of eligibility, and it was not good news.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- When news came out that Terrel Hunt was going to apply for a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA, the immediate thought was how that impacts the Syracuse quarterback situation in 2016. Well, the Orange do not have to worry about that as the NCAA has denied his waiver, the school announced on Friday. 

Hunt, remember, missed the final seven games of the 2014 campaign with a broken fibula. He suffered an achilles tendon injury in the first quarter of the first game this season. 

“Obviously, it’s very disappointing but I want to thank my teammates, coaches and all the Syracuse fans who have supported me through this process and during my time here,” Hunt said in a statement. “Even though my career didn’t turn how I thought it would, I still have a lot of great memories that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life. 

“Right now I’m focused on my rehab and on finishing graduate school. I’m getting better every day and hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to continue my career at the professional level.”

Hunt will be among those recongized on senior day when Syracuse faces Boston College on Saturday in the regular season finale. He finished 10th in school history with 2,621 passing yards. He also holds the single game record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 156 against Maryland in 2014. 

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