Figueroa gets 6th year of eligibility at Miami

Miami offensive lineman Joel Figueroa has been granted a sixth

year of eligibility by the NCAA and will be able to play for the

Hurricanes this coming season.

The 6-foot-6, 323-pound Figueroa was sidelined for much of the

2010 season after starting games in September against Ohio State

and Pittsburgh. He was a redshirt in 2006, then appeared in 36

games over the next four seasons.

Figueroa has spent most of his Miami career on the right side of

the line, with experience at both guard and tackle. He’s made 15

starts for the Hurricanes, who have already completed spring

football. Figueroa could not play during the spring while awaiting

NCAA clearance.

Miami opens its 2011 schedule at Maryland on Sept. 5.