The NCAA has officially granted Boise State center Cory Yriarte a sixth-year waiver extension, the school announced Tuesday. Yriarte is the second Boise State offensive player to get a sixth year of eligibility, joining running back D.J. Harper.
Yriarte, a 6-foot-1, 286-pounder, missed the 2009 and 2010 seasons after tearing the ACL in his right knee twice, making him eligible for a sixth season. He tore the ACL during fall camp in 2009 and re-injured it while running in February 2010.
Yriarte has played in 17 games in his career, six in 2008 (three starts) and 11 in 2011 (eight starts). He is expected to start at center in 2012.
Offense (7 of 12): C Cory Yriarte (sr.), *RG Jake Broyles (jr.), LG Joe Kellogg (sr.), RT Charles Leno Jr. (jr.), WR Matt Miller (so.), WR Mitch Burroughs (sr.), *FB Dan Paul (sr.)
Lost starters (6): QB Kellen Moore, TB Doug Martin, TE Kyle Efaw, LT Nate Potter, RG Chuck Hayes, WR Tyler Shoemaker
Key reserves returning (3): RB D.J. Harper (sr.), TE Gabe Linehan (jr.), WR Kirby Moore (jr.)
Defense (3 of 11): *CB Jerrell Gavins (sr.), CB Jamar Taylor (sr.), N Jonathan Brown (jr.)
Lost starters (8): DE Shea McClellin, DE Tyrone Crawford, DT Billy Winn, DT Chase Baker, LB Byron Hout, LB Aaron Tevis, S George Iloka, S Cedric Febis
Key reserves returning (5): LB J.C. Percy (sr.), LB Tommy Smith (sr.), S Lee Hightower (so.), DT Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe (jr.), DT Mike Atkinson (sr.)
Special teams (1 of 2): K Michael Frisina (sr.)
Lost starters (1): P Brad Elkin
Other key returners: KO Trevor Harman (jr.), LS Chris Roberson (sr.), PR Chris Potter (sr.)/Mitch Burroughs (sr.)
* indicates missed most or all of 2011 with injury