Moeller gets sixth year eligibility at Ohio State

Published 1:37 am Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Associated Press

COLUMBUS — Ohio State defensive back Tyler Moeller is coming back for a sixth year.

The NCAA notified Jim Tressel and the Ohio State coach passed along the word to Moeller in the team huddle after practice Wednesday.

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Moeller missed all of last year with a head injury after being sucker-punched in a bar incident in Florida. After he had returned and regained his starting position, he tore a chest muscle that sidelined him for the remainder of this season.

Tressel told Moeller and the entire team at the same time, touching off a round of cheers for the fifth-year senior from Cincinnati.

Moeller said his mother found out at noon but everyone waited until he could be told while he was with his teammates.