By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Pitt offensive lineman Chris Jacobson, who missed the final eight regular season games and the BBVA Compass Bowl to a left knee injury, was granted a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA Wednesday.

Jacobson injured his knee in Week 3 at Iowa. He was a valuable piece to the Panthers offensive line, capable of playing multiple positions.

He’ll return next season and provide new head coach Paul Chryst with much needed experience up front for an offensive line that lacks quality depth.

Jacobson missed his freshman year to a knee injury as well. He was a starter in 2010 and 2011 before getting hurt.

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