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ND's Jamoris Slaughter denied 6th year


Former Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter applied for a 6th year of college football eligibility after he got injured early in the season.   The NCAA announced Wednesday that his extra year was denied.  Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly said in a statement released by the University Thursday,  "I appreciate the NCAA taking the time to thoroughly look into Jamoris' application for a sixth year.  Jamoris is a first-class young man and most importantly leaves Notre Dame with his degree. We wish him all the best as he now pursues his dream of playing in the NFL."

In the same statement Slaughter said, "I understood that a sixth year was far from a guarantee.  It is sad to know that my time at Notre Dame as a football player is complete, but it doesn't lessen my love for this University and its football program. This decision simply begins the next chapter of my life and I'll be forever grateful for my coaches, teammates and all the Irish fans that supported me throughout my career."

The Stone Mountain, Ga., native saw action in 39 career games for Notre Dame and started 19, including each of the first three contests in 2012 before suffering a season-ending injury to his achilles tendon against Michigan State. Slaughter finished his career with 98 tackles, including 61 solo stops, eight passes defended, four tackles for loss, two interceptions, two sacks and one forced fumble. 

Slaughter graduated from Notre Dame in May 2012 with a degree in industrial design from the College of Arts and Letters.

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