Munchie Legaux, who was lost for the season in week 3 due to a horrific leg injury, has been granted a fifth year of eligibility by the NCAA.
Legaux had an inconsistent 2012 season after winning the starting job in training camp, and was eventually replaced by Brendon Kay, who easily outplayed Legaux. Kay was expected to win the starting job in 2013, but a much improved Legaux won the job again. His season lasted less than 3 games as he was sandwiched by Illinois defenders on a passing play (and no, we’re not showing it here).
The senior has started 14 games in his career, passing for 2847 yards with 20 TDs and 16 interceptions. He has also rushed for 627 yards and 7 scores.
How Legaux recovers from the injury will go a long way to deciding how much how plays in 2014. Not only will he be rusty, but if the injury affected his mobility, it could hamper his game immeasurably, as he is a better runner than passer. He will have to fend off transfer Gunner Kiel in camp too.
Also receiving an extra year is receiver Shaq Washington, who missed most of his freshman year with injury. The junior led the Bearcats with 78 receptions last season, and was second with 783 yards.