|Devin Gardner will have two seasons of eligibility left for Michigan.|
Brady Hoke applied for a medical hardship for quarterback Devin Gardner, and this afternoon he believes he got it. Michigan announced Tuesday afternoon that Gardner was granted the medical hardship by the NCAA for the 2010 season and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
As a freshman in 2010, Gardner played in only 4 games before being sidelined by a bad back. He finished his freshman campaign, going 7-10 passing for 85 yards and one touchdown.
Gardner backed up Denard Robinson his first two seasons before converting to receiver at the beginning of last season. He finished last season going 75-126 for 1,219 yards, 11 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
"I feel great about it," Gardner said via a video posted by the teams website. "I'm just happy to be abe to help the team as long as I can.
"This is a great place to live and go to school. I'm happy about that, but that's not the big issue. We have a season this year, and spring ball is about to start, and I'm really focused and ready to play this season first."
Gardner was the #1 ranked duel threat quarterback coming out of Inkster High School in 2010. He will be flocked by ESPN 150 Shane Morris, who is ranked the No. 8 signal caller in the country, for the 2013 season.