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He's back folks.
That would be none other than Case Keenum.
Not only Houston fans but all college football fans as well get the luxury of witnessing one of the game's finest take the field for one more season. It would have been wrong for Keenum to go out the way he did after tearing his ACL early last season against UCLA. Instead, the NCAA did the right thing and granted the gunslinger with a fifth year of eligibility.
In case you haven't seen this man play, Keenum has the chance to set a number of NCAA career passing records in 2011. Coming off back-to-back years in which he threw over 5,000 passing yards in 2008 and 2009 (only the second player ever to do so), Keenum was a legitimate candidate to take home the Heisman Trophy with another great season last year.
With the injury, however, those chances went out the window in a hurry. Houston, which was ranked No. 23 heading into the UCLA game, went on to lose seven games and failed to become bowl eligible. If that doesn't tell you how important Keenum was to his team, then I don't know what will.
With 13,568 career passing yards, Keenum is 3,504 yards away from breaking the all-time NCAA career passing record held by former Hawaii quarterback Timmy Chang. As long as he stays healthy and can regain the form that made him so dominant prior to his injury, there is no reason to think that Keenum can't do it and cement his name as one of the greatest college quarterbacks ever to play the game.