Oregon State QB Luton granted sixth year of eligibility
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Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA on Thursday, allowing the 6-foot-7 senior to compete for the Beavers' starting job in 2019.
Luton appeared in 12 games (nine starts) during the 2017 and 2018 seasons, passing for a combined 2,513 yards with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
On Oct. 27 last year at Colorado, he came off the bench and rallied the Beavers from 28 points down to win 41-34 in overtime. It tied the school record for the largest comeback and snapped a 22-game road losing streak by Oregon State. Luton was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week.
The junior-college transfer has missed large chunks of the last two seasons in Corvallis with injuries to his spine and ankle. He was eligible for a sixth season because he played in just four games in 2017.
Luton began his collegiate career at Idaho, where he redshirted his freshman year in 2014 and played in five games in 2015 before transferring to Ventura College.
He graduated from Oregon State in December and will compete as a graduate student next season.