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Coach Jim Tressel told the team today after practice that safety Tyler Moeller has been granted his sixth year of eligibility and will return in 2011.
Moeller redshirted in 2006, then played the next two seasons before missing 2009 recovering from a severe a head injury. He returned to play in OSU's first five games this season before suffering a torn pectoral muscle Oct. 2 at Illinois and undergoing season-ending surgery.
The NCAA occasionally allows players a sixth year in cases of unusual medical hardship.
Moeller has proved to be a playmaker and an emotional leader. His return should help boost a secondary that will lose three senior starters -- Chimdi Chekwa, Devon Torrence and Jermale Hines.