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REPORT: Larry Williams to be granted sixth year of eligibility

The Cowboys’ offensive lineman will likely be granted a medical redshirt.

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

In an offseason full of questions, Oklahoma State is likely going to be getting some good news.

Zachary Lancaster of GoPokes is reporting that due to a rule change approved by the NCAA Wednesday morning, offensive lineman Larry Williams will be granted a sixth year of eligibility.

This is great news for Mike Gundy and the Cowboys, as they will be returning an experienced lineman, and will only have to replace two of last season’s five starters.

After Williams went down with the injury in the loss to TCU, Oklahoma State applied for the extra year. He played only 15 minutes over the limit, so the Cowboys have been hoping for an exception.

Lancaster delved a little bit deeper into the new rule that would likely guarantee Williams’ return.

So while nothing is certain yet, whoever wins the QB battle will likely have another grizzled veteran blocking for him on the line.

We will update this story as the information becomes available.