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Penn State's Garry Gilliam granted sixth year of eligibility

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer
Gilliam will move over from tight end to offensive tackle. (Getty Images)

Penn State announced Monday that offensive lineman Garry Gilliam was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.

Gilliam suffered a knee injury during the 2010 season that cost him the rest of the year. After tearing the ACL in his left knee an infection delayed both his surgery and rehabilitation, which ended up costing Gilliam the 2011 season as well.

"I'm very excited to be able to continue to help Penn State and to be a part of such an important period in our history," said Gilliam in a release.

Gilliam returned to the field in 2012, playing tight end. He caught seven passes for 65 yards in 10 games. However, when he returns to the football team next season, Gilliam will be playing on the offensive line.

Gilliam, who was listed at 6-foot-6 and 262 pounds for the 2012 season, will move to offensive tackle to provide depth to a Penn State team that loses two starters from its offensive line.

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