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Husker offensive tackle Gaylord receives waiver from NCAA granting him a sixth season

Nebraska head coach Scott Frost (left) embraces Christian Gaylord before the Ohio State game in September at Memorial Stadium. Gaylord's father, Scott, died in car accident the day before the team defeated Illinois the previous weekend.


Nebraska offensive tackle Christian Gaylord's waiver to extend his college eligibility to the 2020-21 season has been approved by the NCAA, he announced Friday via Twitter.

"I’m excited to play one more season at the best college football program in the NCAA," tweeted Gaylord, a native of Baldwin City, Kansas.

With the waiver, Gaylord was officially granted a sixth season at Nebraska, a move that was expected in the wake of his season-ending knee injury during fall camp last August.