September 09, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) The NCAA has granted Michigan State linebacker Ed Davis an extra year of eligibility to play this season.

Davis missed the entire 2015 season following a knee injury. The 12th-ranked Spartans had been hopeful he would be able to play this year but were waiting on the official word. Davis earned a degree in sociology last month.

He has played in 40 games for Michigan State, starting 12. He has 11 sacks.

Coach Mark Dantonio said in a statement Friday that it's good to see Davis rewarded after missing last season.

The Spartans are off this weekend before playing at Notre Dame on Sept. 17.

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