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Huskers’ Wiggins Gets Eligibility

April 15, 1999

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The NCAA, reversing an earlier ruling, granted a sixth year of eligibility for Nebraska receiver and kick returner Shevin Wiggins on Thursday.

An NCAA appeals committee reinstated Wiggins on the premise that he ``would meet all the eligibility requirements for competition.″ In its announcement Thursday, the school didn’t elaborate on those conditions.

Wiggins was recruited in 1994 but sat out while gaining academic eligibility. He redshirted in 1995 and played the last three years, gaining a measure of fame when his kicked ball at the goal line fell into the arms of teammate Matt Davison as the Cornhuskers rallied to win at Missouri in 1997.

Under a recent court ruling, the NCAA allowed students with disabilities _ Wiggins has a reading disability _ to regain the year of eligibility they missed.

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