NCAA grants 6th year to injured Purdue LB Werner

The NCAA has given Purdue linebacker Jason Werner a sixth season

of eligibility after he missed two full seasons with a recurring

back injury.

Werner sat out in 2006 and 2008.

Werner started all 12 games last season and was Purdue’s No. 3

tackler. After being named a co-captain, Werner had 77 tackles, 14

1/2 for loss, forced two fumbles and had one interception. He has

105 career tackles, 16 1/2 for loss and 5 1/2 sacks.

Purdue also announced Friday that graduate assistant Nick

Cavallo has been hired as defensive line coach at Campbell

University, a North Carolina school that reinstated its football

program in 2008.