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